jo17


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broad bean problem

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 18:02

The flowers at the base of my broad bean plants set well. I thought I nipped the tops off before the blackfly got to work but all the remaining flowers ( and there were lots ) have turned black and shrivelled away. The foliage is healthy and theres very little sign of blackfly . Is this pest or weather related ?

sweet peas

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 11:41

Have now netted all my sweet peas which makes picking tricky and now rabbits have tunneled under my "rabbit -proof " fencing and have eaten all rocket and lettuce !The joys of gardening !

 

sweet peas

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:55

Ah ..Starlings . For the first time in ages we have a family that are hogging the bird table all the time with their fledglings. I bet it's them .

What were you able to do , if anything, to stop them ?

sweet peas

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:34

What's strange is that the long flower stems are completely unbent ,undamaged nor showing any signs of anything coming up the stem ....almost as if someone had walked past with a sharp pair of scissors ! I've been out and put down slug pellets. maybe I'll have to set up CCTV cameras !

sweet peas

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:57

Yes ... they are on a wigwam. About 4-5 ft high . No sign of slugs but I'll put some pellets down in case. I was wondering about mice or pidgeons.... what do you think ?

sweet peas

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 17:34

Something is eating ,and completely removing, the flower heads of my sweet peas just as they are opening from bud.

Any ideas what this is and what can I do about it ?

Having nurtured them since last Autumn this is making me very cross !

invasive pond plant

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 14:29

We have a large ( 30m x 17m ) wildlife pond. In the last few years this plant ( no idea how it arrived ) has been taking over. It is creating a thick underwater jungle from the pond bed up to the surface , is very brittle and seems to thrive on our attempts to rake or drag it out. Any ideas on eradication ? we have common and mirror carp in the pond

melianthus

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 15:42

Thanks for the input from you both. I shall risk it I think and be ready to throw some fleece over if it gets really cold.

Back to leaf raking and pond clearing now !

melianthus

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:44

I am in Dorset . Can I overwinter my Melianthus major under a tent of fleece? Or should I cut it back, pot it up and put it in the greenhouse ? It was planted this spring in a S. facing bed with the greenhouse behind it. It is about 3ft high.

melianthus major

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:33

I am in Dorset. Can I leave my Melianthus ,which is in a S. facing bed with a greenhouse behind it , in place and protect it with a tent of fleece or should I pot it up and put it in the g/house for the winter.? Should I reduce the foliage ? It was planted this spring and is about 3ft high

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Wisteria graft failure

 
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flowers shrivelled and black 
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sweet peas

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invasive pond plant

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melianthus

overwintering  
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melianthus major

overwintering 
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evergreen shrub die-back

Laurels, Choisia and Eleagnus dying off 
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Flooded daffodils

will they ever flower again? 
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sumac-suckers

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Australian Swamp Stonecrop

How to control this very invasive plant 
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tree disease

Should I remove remove diseased trees at the first signs ? 
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beetroot eaters

almost all my beetroot have been nibbled 
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