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A few random questions...

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 21:06

I'll deal with the rhubarb   Just leave it to die down - in the autumn all the nutritional content of the leaves will travel back down the stems into the roots and crown to be stored as energy ready to grow next year  

Mulch around the crown (not over it) with well rotted farmyard manure - that'll feed the crown too.

 

Elephant Hawk Moth

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:53

Lovely - thanks for sharing 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:47

Can't see it very clearly but it could possibly be Woolly  aphids

 https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=724

or maybe Hydrangea scale https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=557 

Have a look at the links and see what you think 

passion flower dying

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:32

If it's grown like wildfire it's probably very thirsty as it's roots won't have developed enough to take up sufficient water to cope with the heat we've been having - plants lose a lot of water by transpiration in the hot weather.

 I'd give it a good soaking - two  buckets full now and another bucket full tomorrow evening.  Then a bucket full every other evening until the hot dry weather is over.  

I think it will survive; you may lose some of the new growth, but it'll grow plenty more next year and it's roots will be more able to cope. 

A little bit of leaf nibbling shouldn't be a problem - passion flowers are pretty tough when they get going. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:24

That's the one Fg - and she still gets to go back to stay each year - she says she hasn't got room for me in her suitcase.......... and she calls herself a friend 

She's not at all intimidating to cook for  A group of us from a Foodie Forum meet up every year for a East Anglian picnic - although she lives across the other side of the country she and her late husband were married at Norwich Cathedral, so she comes to us for a few days before the picnic to visit much loved haunts around the Broads.

Veronica Tissington white - advice on looking after it

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:43

That tree's probably grown a bit since the photo was taken, and it'll be casting more shade and the ground underneath it will be drier now. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:40

Got another guest coming weekend after next so we thought we'd give the house a good going over (it's been a bit neglected due to garden duties ) then we won't have so much to do before she comes - she's used to much finer things - retired Head Chef at a very gracious stately home (with world famous gardens) in North Wales  

bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Fairly accident prone lot arent we! Hope everyone heals soon!

Dunno what to do for tea, made him a roast beef dinner (500g beef+ 4 large spuds roasted,and peas!), i had cereal - still not thin!


I've done  lifetime's research - it's not eating food that puts on the weight - our skin absorbs it while we're cooking

Glad doggie's better 

 I remember watching Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at Ipswich Odeon when it first came out - I was just 16 

plant identification

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:28

It can go outside in the sunny summer months if it's in very well-drained compost, but cold and damp will kill it and snails will attack it so keep an eye on it if it is outside. 

It must come back indoors onto a well-lit windowsill before the cold and damp of autumn starts.  Don't water it much in the winter or it's roots can rot  - let the compost dry out before giving it a small drink. 

They have really attractive pink and yellow flowers.

Lots of info here http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/echeveria.html including how to propagate more - it's very easy to do 

That moment when you think you have planted yellow Sunflowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:22

That's rather gorgeous 

plant identification

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:44

Its an echeveria

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