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Too much nitrogen

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:46

Grow a brassica crop in there that will use up the nitrogen. Something like kale planted a foot apart should give you lots of leaves for the pot, and deplete the nitrogen in the soil.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:41

Well done, wonky.


I have spent the day walking around  Much Wenlock near Telford.


 One of the gardens had the most enormous tree peony. It must be 8 ft. Also a Rosa glauca going up a wall, equally huge, up to 15 ft. There was a shrub that no one seems able to identify, I have asked her to post a photo for us.  We went on to Roland Breams new garden for his collection of Roscoeas.  Amazing what he has done in 18 months. I  came away with a Red Ghurka  with green stems (mine has red), a cross of his own, and a small pot of seedlings.


Ice creams  followed at the Penny Farthing, followed by a glass of cider near the Ironbridge gorge.


Tomorrow  I think I have to pick blackcurrants for the freezer.

Penstemon grown really big

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 19:51

Leave them until winter. The gladioli flowers will form a tall spike at the back of the border. Move them now and you will probably lose them.

Mystery fish!

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 23:05

Maybe they had babies last year? Mild winter and they have survived to grow.


 I started with ten babies, lost four and ended up with hundreds.   The major frost some years ago finished the lot off, and I have never restocked.

Bug on plants through post

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 22:45

However hubby thinks they are 1st stage nymphs of blue shield bug


http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/blue-shieldbug


 I guess if you have sprayed them we will never know.

Bug on plants through post

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 22:21

The third photo down is so similar to your original photo.

Bug on plants through post

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 22:20

Have a look at this. I stand by my first thought.


https://maristilson.wordpress.com/tag/chrysalis-stage/

Bug on plants through post

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 22:10

If they are stink bugs we may have a problem.


http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/brown-marmorated-stink-bug

Bug on plants through post

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 21:56

Waste from green waste bins usually gets composted.

Hawes type watering can

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 17:23

Can you get a push on rubber rose type?


http://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/universal-watering-can-rose-233986

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