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Day Lily bud problem

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:35

Possibly hemerocallis gall midge. Do they look like this?



Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:34

they can, but they are usually grown from the existing bulbs. They will die down to leave a bulb in the soil for next year.

plant id - yellow flower

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:32

Eremurus also known as foxtail lily

Seed Head ID

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:36

Shes good is our Nut.

I think you've got it.


Best feed/product

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:05

I only use BFB in Spring, on the veg plot and around herbaceous plants. The blood gives a quick dose of nitrogen, the Fish meal feed feeds through the summer, the bonemeal breaks down slowly and feeds roots and gives a strong plant for winter. Many plants, if you feed late in the season, you get soft growth which is more prone to fungal rots over the winter and frost damage.

 Plants in pots need feeding with a soluble fertiliser like phostrogen or they become nutrient deficient very quickly. You could use osmocote which will last for 12 weeks.

Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:59

As the fruit set, you can remove leaves at the bottom. Mine yellow as the plant gets larger. I just remove them.


Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:57

I still think its the great mullein. Did you buy it or was it planted by the birds?

I have Verbacum Banana custard this year, and apart from the individual flowers being bigger and possibly a deeper yellow, I see little difference from the type.


Seed Head ID

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:52

Hawksbit has seed heads similar to dandelions, but a wirier stem and much taller.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:23

Anytime from September to November.


Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:13

I had some fritillary bulbs.  I planted them in pots. Within 48 hours the mice had dug them up and eaten them.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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