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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 14:56

Sorry, busy busy. Yes, 8th or 9th are both good for me, can't do the following weekend though. Should be fun!


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 14:50

Hi Newbe. 

Annuals only last for one year and complete their life cycle in this time, often producing seed which will grow the following year. Perennials live for several years (if you are lucky!).

Are slugs still about?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:49

I left some upturned pots at the back of the house for a few weeks, and when I tidied them up the other day they were full of small slugs. Those ones are now ex-slugs! But it's rabbits that are nibbling my plants at the moment.

Badly behaved cut flowers

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:45

No idea why that would happen, just wanted to ask if they smelled as bad in the house as they do in the garden. Or is it just me that thinks the flowers smell of cat pee?


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 14:55

What species is it, Sheila? There are quite a few with the same common name.

Out of date seeds

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 10:37

You can do a test germination with seeds that don't need a period of cold - put a few seeds on a piece of wet folded kitchen paper and observe whether they start to shoot. You can then sow any that do germinate, and it gives you an idea of the success rate if you sow the remainder.


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 20:38

This is usually Barbarea verna. Barbareas are known as Wintercresses and a few species are found in the wild in the UK. They all taste pretty much the same to me, I do admit to trying a nibble whenever I find one!

Puzzled by what I have read on leaf spot,please read my message if you can help

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 20:30

Leaf spot can have different causes. It's often due to a fungus, and the fungus may be specific for particular plants. Other causes include physical damage such as scorching through water droplets, or possibly a nutrient deficiency. Some plant galls also look like leaf spots, caused by insect larvae.

Whatever the cause, the plant can recover from leaf spot.

Asparagus Peas

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 15:11

Agree that they are horrible! The red flowers were pretty though.

Young gooseberry plant - should the leaves fall off in winter?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 15:05

Yes, gooseberry is deciduous. The leaves will reappear in spring.

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Who ate the lupins???

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Cherry plum suckers

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Seeds in mortar

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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