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Posted: 26/03/2014 at 06:12

Good morning all - blue skies - there was a bit of an air frost - I don't think Hefty came for his food last night - I have checked the pond - he's not in there - we did put in escape routes for him in case he fell in.  I think he was just snuggled down as it was chilly.  Either that or else all the soil disturbance yesterday meant that there were a lot more invertebrates around for his supper 

should i prune

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 06:08

This is a really good video on pruning climbing roses 

Lots of questions

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 05:58

1)  Red and green are complementary colours - which means that red will look redder on a green background, so I would paint the shed green.

2) Dodecatheon die down and become dormant through the summer.

3) I think that bedding lobelia seedlings need more protection than they would get in an unheated draughty shed.  


Meyer Lemon Tree Trouble

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 05:50

It looks to me as if the leaves that are yellowing are the older leaves - this may be perfectly normal, as the lemon will shed old leaves and grow new ones - it may have been accentuated by the shock of moving etc, and I still think that light levels may be playing a part.

I suggest that you don't water  any more until the top two inches of the soil are bone dry.  

It's a long time since I've grown citrus, and that was in a large conservatory so I don't know about supplemental lighting - have a look here 

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:47

Never 'eard of it Nut - don't think we've got the acreage for it, from what I've just read on Google 

Meyer Lemon Tree Trouble

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:43

We don't appear to have any photos Grace - to upload a picture from your pc you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions. 

My immediate thoughts are that 4 hours of direct sunlight are not enough for a citrus, even with supplemental lighting - I would have thought it would need a heated greenhouse, or a conservatory at the very minimum.

You say you bought the plant two weeks ago - how often have you watered it?  In poor light conditions the plant is hardly going to be photosynthesising at all and doesn't need much water to maintain itself. I would let the top couple of inches of soil get quite dry before watering again.  

Also, is your piped water hard or soft?  Citrus need soft water so they are best watered and misted with rainwater.  

Looking forward to seeing the photos. 

Easy Seeds

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:26

Nasturtiums - dead easy 

how to look after plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:25

Agree with Verdun - don't get the sap on your skin, especially on a sunny day - but apart from that it's a great plant. 

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:22

Where's Nutcutlet - she always knows the ones I don't ............

Do you know Lignohumate?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:12

Isn't it amazing how they think we'll fall for it - and it's so obvious   Bless 'em - they must think we were born yesterday. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Yes, that soon!!! 
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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

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