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Something is killing my plants!

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:53

Now I can't see the pics again!

But from what I can remember there was a bit of snail or insect damage on some leaves, and some little galls (like pimples) on some tree and shrub leaves.  These are usually caused by insects, but are harmless, just part of the wonder of Nature and nothing to worry about

Nothing in your garden will ever be perfect - try not to worry about it

Something is killing my plants!

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:23

Did that but it didn't work first time - perhaps I was too impatient

Top row, left to right:

First pic (top left) nothing wrong with that viola that some deadheading and perhaps a bit of feed wouldn't cure.

Next to that - the flowers have died - they do, they don't last for ever. The plant looks healthy with new green shoots.

Another viola/pansy - it's not been dead headed and could probably have done with repotting in some fresh compost.  Probably not going to make it but they're not long-lived plants.

Not sure what's caused the holes in the leaf, but is it on a lot of leaves or just a few? If it's just few I wouldn't worry, just pick them off and burn them.

Not sure about the next one - looks like little cones on the evergreen.





Tree/shrub ID please

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:07

You can beat the squirrels by picking them now and pickling them

One of my favourite treats at Christmas

Something is killing my plants!

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:03

I'm just getting a blank page

To post pics on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions - sometimes it takes a while

Good luck

Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 18:59

I would cook and eat them and sow some more.  You can get varieties that are less prone to bolting. 

Oriental leaf-type veggies are also less likely to bolt if they're sown after the shortest day, so now is the ideal time.

The Autistic Gardener

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 18:11

And speaking as someone who used to work with youngsters with profound autism I will be recording this


Posted: 08/07/2015 at 18:08

Not typical - there are some very nice ones about   This is just one who doesn't know about the cap shift key 


At least he says Please and Thank you

Is My Christmas Tree Dying?

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 18:06

The 'inside' of spruce and similar trees usually turns brown and leafless as the trees get older - it's only on the outside where the leaves/needles get the sunlight that they are green.

If it has new fresh shoots then it should be fine, but we have had a very dry year so far, so two or three buckets full of water would be a good idea if it hasn't been watered recently.

Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 18:01

You can eat the flowers, stems and leaves

Disappointed ..

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:04

A family sized carton of luxury vanilla ice cream, and a pound of raspberries Verdun, but you'll not have room after those muffins will you

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