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Why is it White when it was Purple?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:36

Are you sure someone didn't manage to kill the first one while you were away for a weekend and they got another and planted it and that's why it didn't flower last year ........... I'm always one for a conspiracy theory 

Another ID req in the Sponge Garden please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:31

Chicory - isn't it pretty? 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicory 

Help with melons neede please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:29

Bumping up for Rosie - any melon growers out there? 

Anyone knows what is this yellow-leaf plant?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:24

Well, I can see the image, but I don't know what it is - I'm sorry. 

CLEMATIS WILT?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:22

I think it's just the older leaves looking a bit 'older'.  It happens to all of us 

The bottom leaves of my Daniel Deronda are looking sort of blackish purple, but the new growth is fresh and green.  I'm feeding mine with Clematis food.   I think tomato food would be fine while the clematis is growing buds preparing to flower, but now it needs a more balanced fertiliser to feed the whole plant.

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:12

Don't worry, an experienced beekeeper will know what to do.  

This link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5ud25Xt68o shows you how they get all the bees into a box and take them away to a new hive.  It's lovely to watch 

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:27

Sounds like a swarm of honey bees to me.  That link has details of how to get a Bee keeper to come and take them away. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:23

Every parent of every 'child' attending that party will have been told that they're 'the only ones who want to know'!!!

I would check with the parents that they will be there - I would also check with them that they have the same house rules as you do about alcohol, drugs and boy/girl behaviour, and that they have your phone number and know they can use it.  

I remember being surprised when I discovered that not every parent at my son's school had the same thoughts about things as I did.  

If he's under 18 he's your responsibility, and he'll just have to put up with that until he's older. 

 

Why is it White when it was Purple?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:16

How odd - maybe it does change on the plant   It certainly looks like Constance Elliot doesn't it?

Rhubarb pests

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:15

Hmm, not brilliant I agree - but the poor things have had some competition haven't they? 

I'd give the bed a thorough weeding and  feed them with some Fish, Blood & Bone and just let them grow for the rest of the summer without pulling any stems.  I never take any rhubarb after the end of June, to let the crowns build up.  Don't let the ground dry out totally.  

Then in the autumn when the leaves have died down remove the rotting leaves and mulch the crowns with well-rotted farmyard manure - don't cover them.  In Feb a good feed with more Fish, Blood & Bone and they should be cropping well for you next spring.

The following year you could try putting a forcing pot (or upturned bucket or old chimney) over one of the crowns in early January to encourage some early stems.  This isn't 'real forcing', rather more 'encouraging' the crown to produce an early crop.

Stop pulling from the 'encouraged' crown at the end of May.  As you have more than one crown you can alternate the 'encouraging' each year.  

I never pull more than one third of the stems at any one time. 

Hope that helps 

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