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help a new gardener with beetroot problems?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:11

Hi Greenmillie and welcome

The grubs of leaf mining beetles are doing that - they live between the upper and lower surfaces of the leaves - little blighters.

I'd remove the affected leaves and burn them to stop them spreading.  In future you should find that growing beet under a fleece cloche will stop the attacks.

I hope that helps.  Good luck. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:07

You can order it online nowadays OL -  search for  avon skin so soft mosquito on Amazon.

Love sweet williams 

A couple of rose questions

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:03

They both look fine - no need to worry.

On the Happy Returns rose - that's just new growth.  Modern shrub roses are unlikely to sucker, and that's not sucker growth anyway.  

On the Aldi Special   That's just growing too -  it's happy and is going to flower soon - enjoy.  When the flower is over you can deadhead it by cutting that stem back by about one third.

You might need to move that sedum 

Urgent Olive tree help please!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:57

Hi Amanda

Tell us more about where they are, what they're planted in and what they experienced during the move.

Olives are usually quite tough so it may just be a bit of stress - were they without sunlight for a few days in a removal van for instance?

Don't panic yet ...... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:55

((group hug)) for OL 

Just heard from son - it seems that someone's been spending 100s of euros on his bank card - in Burger King, Nicosia, Cyprus 

Apart from anything else, how can you spend that much in a Burger King???

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:49

Oooh yes, good idea!!! 

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:10

The owners have created an amazing microclimate surrounded by shelterbelts, right on the exposed North Norfolk coast, and many tender plants survive outside - the aeoniums are also amazing and they overwinter outside.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48894.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 However, they do have a large conservatory so maybe the brugmansias get cut back a bit and moved indoors - although heaven knows how you'd move pots that size  

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:54

Desperately trying to find space for a buddleja in this garden ...........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:45

Good morning Panda   Just have a quick look at the pics I just posted on the Brugmansia thread - that's the East Ruston gardens that is!!!

I'll consult my diary today and start a thread - any day that fortnight you can't do?  

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:44

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48890.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48891.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Brugmansias in the gardens at The Old Vicarage, East Ruston on the North Norfolk coast. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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