Jess is in the Garden


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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:04

Oh no Learnincurve  fingers crossed...

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:03

 Dove


The weather has gone totally barmy this week.


Even in London it's chilly and extremely windy.

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:59

Howevere, mine didn't change to the colour around the edges, just went paler if anything!

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:58

That was it!! I knew somebody would be along at some point, with a name 

Lavender Wilting

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:56

Oh god yes, the vine weevil grub. Plants can be fine one minute, then literally keel over the next 

Buying trees online

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:53

Is there any way you could buy them not during their growing period, but even bare rooted and in autumn?


They will be cheaper and be far less stressed, so long as you heed others' advice and go with a very reputable supplier.


Tempting as it is to get them now, I would hold off until autumn with the trees, if you can.

Last edited: 26 April 2017 09:54:03

Mystery Shrub

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:49

Definitely a pieris - and a lovely one too!

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:48

Sorry, their edge was purple, the same shade as Q of the N, not pink!

Last edited: 26 April 2017 09:48:19

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:47

I used to have Queen of the Night (gorgeous tulips!) in many pots and I grew them alongside an extremely pale pink variety, whose name eludes me, but which faded to white and had a darker pink edge to the petals.


I know it's not what you asked for, but they looked lovely together - here is a photo of some I cut for the house, in case you are tempted and somebody can name them!


Pest on my house ficus

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:40

The leaves go yellow mottled above, with a speckly discolouration beneath the leaf.


Many of the healthy leaves also seem to be 'dusty', although this is in fact some kind of powdery stuff falling onto them, from the unhealthy leaves above.


No sign of fungus though.

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