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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  

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Children/For-families/Plants-to-grow-with-kids/Nasturtium 

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. 

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:10

Nope - not an ivy.  Are the leaves slightly hairy?  That could be the cause of skin irritation. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:07

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40283.jpg?width=175&height=288&mode=max

 

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:04

Not ornamental rhubarb and definitely not any Gunnera I've ever seen - I know there's a small one, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't look like your plant.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:57

KEF - it wasn't exactly warm!!!  There was a keen north wind - builders needed lots of mugs of hot tea and helpings of rhubarb and custard cake,

In front of Hefty's house there's a Francis E Lester rambling rose     http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/francis-elester/ 

It's taking it's time to get going, the conditions under that tree aren't brilliant for roses, but this year it's put on quite a bit of new growth - Hefty should get a bit more seclusion when it really gets going 

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