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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 17:34

My sweetcorn are leaning at a funny angle, but the roots are still in place .OH said I could stake them to get them upright again. what all 70? They look like the cobs have set. The only problem is that it makes it too easy for the squirrels to nick the cobs.

All of a sudden the onions seem to be buried in weeds.I thought they were doing well. A bit of hand weeding is due I think.   Sunny here this afternoon. still windy.

Grow Blueberries in Pots or Direct in Garden?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 16:14

If your soil is not acidic, then grow blueberries in large pots of ericaceous compost. You need more than one variety to cross pollinate to get a decent crop.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:37

Ooh that wasn't there when I looked earlier. Sorry, Daintiness.

Help

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:34

1. Hibiscus syriacus  Bluebird.

2. cut them off just above the soil

3. cut off the flower head after it has died, leaving as much leaf as possible to build up the corm for next year.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:30

they're good but not psychic, Daintiness. Have you got a photo?

Help please.

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:37

Echeveria up here in the midlands, collapse into a mush with the first frost. I also have gritty soil. The offsets root easily to keep on a windowsill indoors over winter.

WEEDS

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 23:03

What weedkiller did you use?'

Some are persistent and will last three years. Glyphosate needs the plant to be in the light so the weedkiller is transported to the roots. It is inactivated in soil.

Black plastic left on soil for a full year will kill most weeds.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:56

I dug some stray potatoes up today. Leftovers from last year. This year I didn't plant any fresh because I thought that for the return they were a waste of space. They made fantastic roasties. Now, do I order new seed potatoes for next year or not.?

It's been wet here today, but I think we have missed the worst of the weather.

Time for bed. Night,night everyone.

 

Blackberry

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:47

Is it too dry?

Blackberries are woodland plants and need some shade. A southern aspect would imply a lot of Sun.

fruit tres

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:43

No. You need an Apple rootstock to graft an Apple on to.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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