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Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:34

Verdun, I really like the imperata...jap blood grass, what kind of conditions does it like best. I'm guessing partial shade/sun and not to dry

Sawfly -Gooseberries

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:25

They pupate in the soil overwinter so you need to try and kill them off in the soil too, the nematode you spray on them can also be watered into the soil

Aubergines - or lack of!!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 11:42

They should be self pollinating anyway but a tickle with a paint brush should help

Aubergines - or lack of!!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 11:06

I'm growing Amethyst which has small fruits, flowers are setting ok. The fruit grow pretty quickly one pollinated. Have you tired spraying the flowers with water or using a paint brush?


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 11:04

Either replant them into the ground or into pots. They won't survive in a dry state

Cosmos flowering

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 16:23

Too much nitrogen feed and not enough potash feed. Try tomato plant food

identifying problem with lawn

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 15:39

Could be leatherjackets

lycanthrope infestation

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:40

Do you have badgers? They could be searching for the grubs of crane flies, known as leatherjackets Birds could be pecking them out the grass making a mess

Clematis Montana Rubens

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:33

I wouldn't plant it out until it was a well established plant growing in a 2litre pot, remembering to plant it deeper each time you pot it on

Mini Squash

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:31

To get seeds from a Patty Pan as shown in your picture you would have to leave it on the plant to grow very large and with a hard skin, but the plant might stop growing more which you want to eat. So I wouldn't bother about saving seeds, or not until quite late on. Saving seed is easier for the winter storing squash rather than the summer (using straight away) squash as the winter squash are kept growing until the fruit is fully matured which means the seeds are viable for sowing next year.

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Unidentified Plant

Plant with furry red stems 
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