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Biennials

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:25

Hello, I don't do any direct sowing either. Your plan sounds spot on, that's what I do. I generally sow into trays and then pot on into bigger pots as the plant grows

 

SNOW IN SUMMER

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:52

Each to their own......... I still like it, don't have the couch grass problem here

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:46

Thanks KEF will pick off the smaller first courgette. I've been feeding them with tomato feed.

Thanks also for the advice re watering. They have generally been watered at the base of the plant but we have been spraying them with the hose so I'm guessing that may explain why there are white marks on some of the leaves.

New arrival

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:35

 Hi lucky, will take one tomorrow and thanks for the tip re deadheading

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:04

HIya, I'm still getting to grips with the male and female flowers. Wasn't expecting them to flower This picture was taken this morning. I have seen bees go into them and now they are closed.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26833.jpg?width=221&height=350&mode=max

 My first flower which has a courgette behind it, was a bit wilty so I picked it off. I do have other courgettes on the same plant  that are much bigger and seem to be doing ok.

As you can tell I'm a complete novice...........planted some seeds and learning as I go

Composters

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:56

Hello, I only have a darlek type one, which is ok, but it is difficult to turn.........I do get compost out of it though.  If I had the space I would have a home made one made out of pallets which you get in there and turn regularly.

I've seen the ones that rotate on the base but I've not tried them and not convinced that they would work

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:41

Hello, I'd be interested in any answers to this as I'm growing courgettes for the first time

Non-flowering lupins

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:39

Hello, don't know what the problem could be. How strange

Where are they situated? I have a few lupins dotted around the place and apart from the immature plants, grown from seed last year,  they have all flowered. I would certainly expect flowers after 3 years. I'm assuming the plants/leaves are mature and fairly large.

The only thing I can think of that would attack the roots are vine weavels but they tend to kill or weaken the plant and I didn't think Lupins are prone to this.

 

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:26

Not seen a single one here either

Mystery Plant

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:22

What a strange looking plant,  reminded me of cabbage leaves as well........no idea of what is though

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22
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