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Conjoined Daffodils

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:43

It sounds like fasciation. This happens when the growing point has been damaged at some point. It could be due to something as simple as an aphid biting it. Next year it will probably be normal. Last year I had it on a mullein and on linaria. I have a helleborus niger that has a very queer seed pod. I assume that it the same. I'll take a photo before it gets dark.

Bee

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:40

We had tree bees in two of the bird nesting boxes last year. If you ignore them they will depart at the end of the season.

tomatoes

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:19

 

Kweegly, one seedling per pot. Start by transplanting the seedling when it has two real leaves, into a 3 inch pot. When the roots fill that pot, pot on into larger pot .

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:12

Clarington, did the police prosecute the driver who hit you?

I had someone run in the back of me while lighting a cigarette, she was concentrating on the cig end and not the queue of traffic in front of her. ... and then of course they throw the fag end out of the window.

Have I killed my newly planted hawthorn hedge?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 13:21

Just remember to water it well once a week through the first year. It is more likely to die of lack of water until it is established . Then it will survive anything.

Heleborus

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 13:17

Party dress hybrids are the double hellebores developed by Robin and Sue White at Blackthorn nursery.

Blackthorn Nursery
Kilmeston, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0NL
Telephone: 01962 771796
Fax: 01962 771071
Location: One mile south of the A272, turn at New Cheriton about eight miles east of Winchester
Opening: Friday February 9 and Saturday February 10, then every Friday and Saturday from March 2, 9am-5pm only.
Catalogue: Send three 1st class stamps
Mail order: No
Hellebores: True-to-type seedlings in separate colours, Party Dress doubles and some species.        

Bentonite

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:53

It's also used for clearing wine.

Steve, I have Sandy soil in part of the garden. Perth is a whole new game. They don't call the western Australians sandgropers for no reason. The only grass that will grow is called buffalo grass. I broke a spade trying to dig it up at my friends new house.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 23:55

Better than all that snow, Bill

Gravel beds

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:46

A lot of things will grow through gravel, but to enable the plants to grow naturally I would remove the weed fabric.

Rootrainers, are they worth it

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:41

I've used mine for sweetpeas for the past three years. I like them. For certain plants that like long root runs I think they are ideal. They are fine if you are careful with them. They won't stand rough handling.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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HODSOCK PRIORY

intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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HARVEST FESTIVAL.

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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

 
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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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