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Strawberry babies

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:54

paper clips great idea. I won't complain about the "rubbish" kept just in case in the draw in the garage any more. Such a useful stash. Strawberry harvest not very large with two baskets but maybe next year I will try again... Luckily the slugs haven't found them yet.

Strawberry babies

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 19:28

 Hi All, my first time at strawberry baskets too, with the same problem. OH made me some wire hooks shaped like a number two to put into pots and hang from the side of the baskets. I will try to post some pics to explain better. As FG and BH said they don't take long to develop roots. 

Unusual Foxglove?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:42

Sorry I meant their feet!!!! 

Unusual Foxglove?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:27

Wow how lovely, as a child my aunt Edna used to tell me the spotted marks inside the flowers where the marks left by the bees after wiping three feet !!!!!

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 16:36

You have it Dovefromabove.  well done

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:13

Just looked at old notes on flower arranging and Ruscus is also a possibility Doris. I still can't get the photo up. Good luck

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 12:25

Hi everyone don't post very often as everyone is so knowledgable and I learn loads from reading your posts, so thank you all for that.

I think your greenery is Gaultheria shallon (salal) I have used this in flower arranging before. I can only get it from a florist. I did try to take semi ripe cuttings once but sadly without success. It really is lovely and lasts for ages In arrangements. Hope this helps, 

Plant support

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 20:24

Thanks for that Verdun. Many of my delphiniums were 7ft this year, and the plants are huge at the base now. I find bamboo is difficult to get in straight. Will look for steel fabricators in the telephone book. A great idea to make our own, thank you again 

Plant support

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 19:55

Hi everyone, I'm very interested in the plant support chat. Can you tell me please how thick the steel needs to be to give good support to foxgloves and delphiniums. Will somewhere like BQ sell it do you think?  

Plum Fruit Moth?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:33

Berghill that is interesting I didn't know about plum sawfly just plum moth,  is the treatment the same for both? have spent the afternoon taking all  the Victoria plums from my tree and disposing of them most  had Red plum maggots in them so all had to go. 

Last year a few plums had the maggots so this year I took the precaution of spraying the whole tree as the instructions, applied glue bands and used pheromone traps can't think of any thing else to do. Please has anyone any other ideas? 

Will this mean I have to get rid of the tree altogether or might next year be better?

Would be grateful for any help or ideas Thanks GrandmaT


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