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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:41

I'd have expected them to be green and white striped

Delphinium

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:40
Susan 17 wrote (see)

Thanks for your help I will be watching for the slugs I am constantly at war with them!!

 

When my delphiniums start peeking through the soil in spring I surround them with a substantial circle of coarse sand - while it doesn't keep all the slugs off it definitely helps

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:37

It all depends whose research you read - TestBiotech claim to be independent, but have strong connections with Greenpeace who, whilst I have a great deal of respect for much of what they do, can hardly claim to be a disinterested party.

I'd be interested to read of any research done by the John Innes Centre into harmful residues of glyphosate in food, if anyone knows of any?

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:01

How else would we recognise him?   I've always pictured him just like that

Hyacinth Midnight Mystic

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:59

At a guess it's the higher light intensity that produces the darker colour.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:13

Lemion drizzle cake anyone .....?

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:10

He hasn't had one again.  Whatever it was it came on really suddenly and totally incapacitated him.  We were staying at a friend's home in Cambridge - a really awful night.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:05

The medics swore it couldn't have been the jab that made OH so poorly, but he's ever been ill like that before or since - it was such a shame as it was the Opening of his show at Kettle's Yard and he couldn't attend.

Hyacinth Midnight Mystic

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:02

I don't know the variety in question, but from what I can find out it seems to be just a colour variant of the Hyacinth orientalis usually grown for spring bedding or pots and as such it should be perfectly hardy in the UK.

Chilli help needed !

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 16:46

It's warmth rather than sunlight that chillies need to ripen, so can you bring the pots indoors to a bright windowsill in the house? 

Mine changed colour quite quickly when I did that

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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