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Something strange with my courgette flowers

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:22

Plants usually get on pretty well without much input from humans - lots of us worry too much, about a lot of things - try not to

Brussel sprouts help

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:48

You don't need to do anything to the leaves.  Just make sure the plants are firmed well into the soil so they don't blow about in the wind.  Use a stake/tomato cane if necessary.

black fly

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:28

I direct sow my broad beans into the veg plot at the end of October, pinch out the growing tips when the first beans have set and never have a problem with blackfly.  We've had a fantastic crop this year, have eaten loads and have loads in the freezer. They've finished now and I'm just about to pull them up and plant the purple sprouting broccoli plants in their place.

I've also never had a problem with blackfly on runner beans (so far - fingers crossed ) but if I get them on other plants I just wash them off with a jet from the hosepipe. 

Will they grow back as good next year

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:36
Berghill wrote (see)

Alliums are different in that you should feed much earlier than with other bulbs. Once they flower the leaves have already done their duty and are dying down. So, feed them before the flower stalks appear.

That's helpful Berghill, thanks.  So I'm a bit late this year, but I'll be prepared for next

Suggestions Please

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:34

I think that looks really pretty

I wouldn't be pulling them out until they're totally over - I don't think it looks unloved at all.

Plant

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:00

There are quite a few different Lavateras.  Some are annuals, some bi-ennial and some perennial.  Lavatera arborea (English Tree Mallow) is a biennial.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:49

Hope all goes according to plan Chicky, and that you keep your head above water

Wilting hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:43

Now that's interesting, because I've found they do very well in pots if you treat them right

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/83994.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 This is one we brought with us from our last garden, on the day we moved house!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:38

Do you remember me buying Rosa Bonica last year - I'd grown it before and it is such a lovely rose for cutting

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/83993.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 I wasn't wrong was I?

Supermarket tomato sprouting

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 06:41

Chris, I'm not a 'proper biologist' but it's pretty obvious that it's a perfectly normal term in botany as well as in zoology, which is probably the usage you were aware of.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/viviparous

Definition of viviparous in English: adjective bringing forth live young which have developed inside the body of the parent. Compare with oviparous and ovoviviparous. reproducing from buds which form plantlets while still attached to the parent plant, or from seeds which germinate within the fruit.

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