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Dead Heather?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:09
FBTurtle wrote (see)

Yes the soil is naturally slightly acidic anyway and I used acidic compost when planting. 

But is your tap water 'hard' and did you use tap water to water them?

Dead Heather?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 10:40

It doesn't look very happy does it?  Do you still have the label?  Some varieties need acidic soil - more information here

Plant ID help please

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 10:05
Teresa Hooper wrote (see)

Thank you everyone, That is all her plants ID'd for now, I thought at least one of them might be Euonymous but wasn't sure.

Should we prune out the green on the Euonymous to keep the variegated?  ......

Yes, prune it back to the beginning of the branch.   It sounds as your daughter has acquired a lovely garden

just my luck

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 10:03

Alan, you can get disposable vinyl gloves via Amazon quite reasonably. 

Don't make the mistake of getting latex ones as it sounds as if you have a latex allergy.  Oh, and make sure you tell your GP and the hospital that you apear to have a latex allergy!

Nearly enough blue sky here over the marshes to make a sailor a pair of trousers, so hopefully the day wil brighten up

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:23

All's well that ends well BL   I didn't think it sounded like a Common Adder - please keep  your Asp Vipers over there on mainland Europe   I found one once while swimming in a river in Italy - ours was dead - phew!

Recording the weather in your garden

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:16

One of the first things I do every morning is check the Max/Min digital thermometer in my garden and record the readings in my diary. 

I want also to record rainfall, and have suggested that Santa might like to put a rainfall gauge in my Christmas Stocking. 

Do you record the weather in your garden, and if so do you use a chart or a diary or something else, and how do you think this information contributes to your gardening?

Talkback: Cooking green tomatoes

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:13

We've not had a lot of rain - the water butts have been empty for ages, but did you plants contract any blight or fungal infections?  Blight affected tomatoes will rot quite quickly.

where to start!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:11

If you've dug it over you can leave it in 'clods' and the winter weather (rain and frost) will break it down so that it can be raked in the spring.

To weed or not to weed

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:08

Yes, edible and related to the plant known as Lambs Quarter - it tastes 'earthy' like spinach and chard and like them it cooks down to a very small amount so one plant wouldn't really go very far - you could add it to a soup or stir fry.


Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:01

Good morning all   Have a good visit Lesley

Its a  mild and still autumnal morning here, with a heavy dew and cobwebs.  It's been overcast, but I think I can spy a blue tinge between some clouds so hopefully better things are to come

Ive got my splint back on for the morning, while I do some h*wk.  Hopefully I can do some gardening when OH is home tomorrow - I have bulbs to plant.

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