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Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:05

Agree with pansyface - if you have fruit then the honeysuckle must've flowered and the bees have visited and pollinated them 

Inherited a garden but have no idea what to do??

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:24

Hi Ruth and welcome 

Can you post some pics of the garden and the plants involved please?  To upload pics on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your posts.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet 

Just cutting everything right back probably wouldn't causing any lasting damage, but it may mean that you lose some flowers this year and might even cause some difficulty with identification of plants.  

If you can hold fire just a bit and let us have a look ............... 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:16

Sorry to hear that Fidget - that being said, keep it to yourself - last thing I want is an internet virus 

Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:13

It sounds like whitefly to me 


Hope that helps 


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:45

Clari If you don't decorate until next year, the date it'll need re-doing is a year further away!  

That's what my builder said in March  when he booked us in for next January 

tiny carrots

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:53

It might be that they've had too much nitrogen which encourages foliage at the expense of root growth.  Also, they need watering and warmth to get the roots to develop.

They will also stay small if they are too close together.  If you've not thinned them you could thin them to about 4" or 5" apart - you can cook the little ones - the others will grow bigger. 

Tomato leaves curling?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:43

Mine are in big pots of multipurpose compost outside on the terrace - last year I only watered them about twice a week - I water when the leaves begin to flop and not before.  

Also, I only  feed when the first truss of fruit has set and then again about a month later.  That's all.  They're pretty tough really and if you don't mollycoddle them they're not so susceptible to fungal infections like blight, and besides you get much better flavoured tomatoes 


Help needed

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:36

I shall ignore it too Steve 

Joys of wildlife gardening

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:31

Haven't seen a sight like that since my childhood 

Help needed

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:09

Hi Shazza 

Courgettes don't grow upwards, they grow outwards, so yours is behaving normally.  Leave the flowers on - the first ones will be males, on long thin stalks - then it will have female flowers, on short fat stalks that are really the future courgettes.  Hopefully when it has both sorts together the boys  will pollinate the girls and those short fat stalks will turn into courgettes 

You can grow courgettes in pots, I've done it, but you do have to give them a very large pot - mine was about 18" across and nearly the same deep, and you have to give them a lot of water.  It would be better in the ground if you can squeeze it somewhere in a garden border - they can look fantastic with those big architectural leaves and huge sunny yellow flowers .

As for the chilli, If the organic spray has cured the whitefly then with a bit of tlc the plant should be fine - but it may be a bit behind the other.  

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