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Aphids ... at this time of year?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:16

Aphids are quite happy to overwinter in a greenhouse. Constant vigilance and early elimination by whatever means necessary.

is it time for this to be moved??

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:14

Yes, you can grow the seeds. Wear gloves to handle or make sure you wash your hands before putting anywhere near  eyes, mouth or other mucus membrane. This was one of the earliest things I learnt in gardening, from bitter experience.

Where is the plant.? it looks poorly. It may benefit from repotting,  feeding and a warm light position.

Identification

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:07

I thought feverfew, but I wouldn't advise eating anything until it is definitely identified.!!

Is there something up with our greengage?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:05

Bark splitting on plums can be due to a bacterial canker,  or a viral infection. Either way,it is bad news, and could allow silverleaf disease in, which will kill your tree. If the leaves look to have a silver sheen on when it comes into leaf, I would dig it out and burn it. If not, your tree may live longer with the effects of the canker, but will always be sickly.

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 13:48

Feeding depends on the state of the soil to a great extent. Where i have sandy soil, the nutrients get washed out and it need fresh feed each year.  Clay patches get a lot of compost to lighten it and I only add the feed when I plant perennials, then I leave it to get on with it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 13:44

I have a seedling you can have, Mrsgarden

A new log path project

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:46

I like that too. I have same reservations about logs being slippy, as fairygirl, but as you say, the chicken wire does damage the aesthetics. You could always walk on the gravelly bit when wet.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:41

OK Kef, its yours. The glass  panda is not included.!

How to hide neighbours house

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:39

If you want a flowering cherry, I would have a look here.

http://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/category/japanese-flowering-cherries/

Chris Bowers is very good for fruit trees.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:35

Happy Birthday for tomorrow, Gardengirl. Put your feet up for a day and have a rest.

Verdun, do you dead head your hellebores when the colour fades?.  I have been deadheading the H. niger as the old flowers distract from the new, but I don't know whether this prolongs the season?

Does anyone out of next wednesdays snowdrop lot want this dusky pink/purple single hellebore?. I'm digging it up to make room for doubles in that bed.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37262.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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fungi identification please

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

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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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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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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