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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 13:05

Two of my bluberry plants inexplicably died over winter. The one remaining has no pollinator, so no blueberries this year here. But I prefer blackcurrants anyway.

Too hot to be in the garden, so the hangy thing beckons and I might take Jack Reacher with me for the afternoon.

I bought a yellow arum for £2.95  and a pink one for £1.95 this morning from the fruit shop next to the caramel donut shop. Just need a good drink of water and potting on.

Dianthus Diana

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:38

You can make lots of new plants. Take "pipings" or strong unflowered shoots, about 10cm long. Insert in gritty compost, water in and leave. They should root  in a few weeks and then be potted on.  You can induce it to flower by giving it tomato food or something high in potash.

Dahlias as cut flowers

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:58

Like sweet peas.. the more you pick, the more you get.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:56

LOL, I thought you said the Monsoon starts at 8 tomorrow,,,,,,

My buddleia tree

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:24

Usually they stay one colour. As Dave says, pull off the purple bit as low as you can where it joins the main stem. Take cuttings off the strong white part.

A lot of variegated plants will throw up a plain green bit. The plain green bit is stronger than the variegated bit and will take over the plant if left.

My white flowered buddleja has always stayed white. Usually I have trouble with the weak variegated leaf  ones reverting to green leaves.

poisonous courgettes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 22:00

If they are round maybe a bitter gourd seed got in by mistake.

Talkback: Green walls

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:56

Guilty as charged.

My buddleia tree

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:54

The basic buddleja davidii is pale purple. All varieties arise as a mutation from the basic version, and are propagated by cuttings to maintain the different colour.  The different coloured bit is another mutation, back to the original type. Ie it reverts to type.

Some sort of bush

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:48

Perhaps the aliens have another variety

Talkback: Watering priorities

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:46

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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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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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