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I just foliar fed my plants first time.But..

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:57

I always feed and water  to the roots.  The roots take up water and  nutrients, which are transported in xylem and phloem to the leaves. In the leaves photosynthesis takes place. No one has ever been able to explain to me by what mechanism a leaf can absorb nutrients sprayed on to it, since most leaves have a waxy layer to shed water, and openings on the underside to allow carbon dioxide in and oxygen out. Wetting the leaves  is more likely to induce rots and moulds in my opinion.


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:15

Lightweight. My brother was 3 weeks late and weighed 13 1b 8 oz. My mum had him at home, and when the doctor came the next day, he said the baby looked like a three month old.He filled the carry cot end to end. He used to have all the breast milk mum could produce and a bottle as well. He's a strapping 6 ft 5 now.

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 10:29

I thought you were more into mUnch, Verdun.   as in munching cake, donuts etc.


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 10:28

Mrs Garden, and Kef. I have PM'd you.

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 10:19

Wherabouts in derbyshire, pansyface?

 Would you be interested in meeting up if we organise a trip to Dove cottage, Ashbourne?

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:14

I've had two Jacqueline Postills. The first one was grafted and the graft failed. The second one a really cold winter killed. I haven't seen any for sale since. I have a self sown seedling, fingers crossed .

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 22:01

The double Trillium grandiflorum plenum please. A large clump

Winter Veg Growing

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:05

I'm going for Kale too. Also I grow salad leaves through the winter in the greenhouse.

Help with identifying plant

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:01

Cant see that Steve. Can you upload to the website using the tree icon in the toolbar?


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 18:16

Its stopped raining now, the frogs are jumping around the patio.

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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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

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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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

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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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 21:47

Felley Priory Bluebells.

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