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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

Help!Olive tree leaf drop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:34

Just Googled Home Depot - it's a large store in the USA so presumably that's where Sarah is.  Conditions there are likely to be different to the ones I'm used to .....

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Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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All your questions answered 
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