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Double Arum Flower

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:08

Never seen that before 

I've googled and there are a few images online - haven't found any attempts at explanation. 

Tomatoes in pots

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:07

Hi Natalie 

It doesn't sound like blight to me.  Tomato leaves often curl in on themselves due to temperature changes   Warm days and cool nights etc.  It shouldn't cause a problem.

Don't over-feed - as you say, a dose of Tomorite when the first truss sets, then another dose when the third truss sets, and another for the fifth is roughly what I do. 

I'm not sure what the withering on the fruit could be.  Can you show us a photo please?

To post a pic on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet 

If it doesn't work give us a shout 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:37

Hurrumph!  Just 'cos I've done the h*wk and got the household insurance quote thingy done, we've now got heavy fine drizzle if you know what I mean - hopefully it'll have finished drizzling by the time I've finished my cauliflower cheese for lunch - I've got things to do out there - as well as hang the washing back out again 

suckers on tomatoes produced flowers should I cut them off??

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:34

I use my fingers - just fudge around in the compost until you find where they're coming from the main stem, then snap them back in the other direction and pull gently.  Should come away easily. 

Ivy

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:04

I think that should be fine.   It helps to bruise the leaves a bit first - sort of breaks down that waxy coating that ivy leaves have so the stuff can penetrate. 

Help - Massive Bramble problem

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:02
Hannah Parker wrote (see)

I also have bramble issues, I have a tiered garden with a decked balcony, they have grown underneath the balcony that we have within an old rockery and the roots are impossible to locate and get out. ....

I think the difficulty here is that the roots are un-get-at-able in a rockery underneath a deck/balcony.  

Glyphosate would seem to be the only solution short of dismantle the deck and the rockery

Can someone tell me what this is please?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 10:59

Soft rush http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juncus_effusus  

It grew on the meadow in front of the farmhouse when I was a child - I used to weave little mats and baskets out of it 

Is This A Rose Sucker?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:53

Is your rose a deep red colour?  I find that the new growth of red roses is often quite red itself 

Is This A Rose Sucker?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:49

The one on the left's definitely not a sucker - that's a new shoot on your rose bush. 

Not 100% sure about the smaller ones although my instinct is that they're fine too - they look so similar to the other new growth.

When you planted the rose, did you bury the graft point or is that what I can see at soil level? 

Queen Elizabeth II Rose

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:42

Totally agree David - meant to say that - breakfast distracted me 

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