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Strawberry plants

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:31

Pot up the end of the fruitless branch (when it starts looking like a baby strawberry plant) whilst still attached to the main plant. Cut the branch when it turns brown.

Strawberry plants

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:15

Sorry Nick I should have been more clear, the new plants will form on the end of the fruitless branches (runners). If you peg the end of the branch in to a small pot of compost it should root, after a while you can cut the branch in between the new plant and old when it starts turning brown. 

All of my strawberry plants were grown this way for their first fruit this year. 


Strawberry plants

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:55

Just leave them be if they look healthy, as the plants get older (probably next spring) start taking any brown leaves off. If your plants are well established you should be able to grow new plants from the runners they will put out this year too.

Leaf Curl

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:21

Leaf curl is normally a temperature issue I think, but there are people with a lot more knowledge than me on here though. A picture of the yellowing leaves might help too.

Japanese maple in pest catastrophy

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:49

I noticed these on mine a few weeks ago without knowing what they were. I've just removed them all by making a foam from fairy liquid and water mixed together and using a cloth to wipe them all off. Will this be sufficient or should I be looking in to treating with something stronger? 

I'll keep an eye out for them now as the Acer is one of my favourites.

Poorly tomato plant

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:35

Thanks, have passed your advice on. I'm sure I'll be on to bother you again in a few weeks time with my own tommies.

Poorly tomato plant

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 17:08


I think this is one of the worst affected leaves, any advice I can pass on would be most appreciated Italophile.


Poorly tomato plant

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 15:28

I was sent this picture from my brother who lives in Bulgaria asking what's up with his tomatoes today. I think there's a few problems going on here including the leaf curl which is probably down to the unseasonable wet and cold weather most of Central Europe has been suffering with this year. The brown spots on the leaves are a worry though and the yellowing, I've suggested a magnesium deficiency but am hoping a more experienced eye might be able to shed some more light on the issues.

In short, what's up with it?

Tomato plants

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 00:05

I noticed the first flower buds on mine today, the relatively warm weather and potting the plants on has helped them greatly. Glad yours have caught up too Jess.

grannys bonnet

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 23:16

Has anyone had any luck growing chrysantha from seed? I have one and am going to give it a go this year. I know they don't often stay true but I can't say there's an aquilegia I haven't admired. Really hoping for some interesting mixes too with the other plants around the garden.

They first arrived in my garden as gifts from the birds, much loved now though, really beautiful and useful dainty things.

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