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Latest posts by fidgetbones

I want to gag!!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:07

Try rubbing half a lemon on your hands. You can take the juice out first and just use the empty half.

What is this plant?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:43

Cant read it Mike. Can you upload to the website using the tree icon in the tool bar?

plant id - yellow flower

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:41

I am assuming you bought these in pots?

When they die down in Autumn they will have a tuber that looks like a starfish. You need to plant them in a sunny position in free draining soil. They do not like to be sat in a puddle. If you have clay soil add plenty of compost and grit. Try not to break the arms off the starfish. The centre bud will need to be about 4 to 6 inch down. It probably needs a stick to mark the position so you dont stick the fork through it in Spring (My usual trick)

 Or you could plant the whole pot full now,into a large hole with grit underneath to aid drainage.

Unhappy Rhododendron

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:37

Try feeding it with Miracid or I think its now called Miracle grow for acid loving plants.

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.

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