Latest posts by LilAmbar

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How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 12:48

One of mine has but I can't shed any light on whether you can make them.  It just did it all on it's own

Lidl bulbs and plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:41

My Aldi Blue Moon rose has flowered today ... pretty certain it's actually Elegantine.  Pink, not blue .  It's going to have to be moved in the autumn.

Is this the start of potato blight or just something of nothing?

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 22:18

Well I have some similar marks on my potatoes and as I type, the rain has just started.  I'll be watching very carefully tomorrow.  I'm not predicting a good outcome as I know there has been confirmed blight in a crop not too far away 


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:15

I planted ranunculus this year too.  I think I put in 20 into a bed and have only had flowers on 4 which is dissapointing considering I had grown them for cutting.  Looking at the plants I think the tiny bulbs that I put in the ground were probably too small to flower this year.  I'm leaving them in place to see what I get next year.

Flowers but no potatoes

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:13

International kidney. I got in there with a fork.  I might sacrifice the whole plant and lift it properly to see what's going on.  At least that way I might have a clue what to do with the rest of the row.

Minature Water Lily

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:45

Ooooo, one of them would be perfect for my little pond.  The frogs have only got duckweed for company at the moment!

asparagus beetle

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:32

As a last resort I used Provado last year and it seemed to work.  Looking at the number I picked off last night, I think I'll be resorting to it again this year. 

Flowers but no potatoes

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:23

This is the first time I've grown potatoes in the ground (have grown in bags before).  I put in second early in mid March.  They've done really well and are now flowering.  A little early possibly to harvest but being impatient I thought I'd have a little look and there isn't any sign of potatoes.  Not even tiny ones.  Is this normal?  We've had lots of rain so I don't think water is the problem.  Any ideas?


Inarching update

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:49

Well done.  I had a go at grafting last year and now have some healthy baby Nana's apple trees.  No idea what they actually are but I had to give it a go for H2B as his Nana's bungalow was being sold and the tree is now no more.

Cane tops

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 22:14

I use dead snail shells. I like to think those still alive might take it as a warning!

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Flowers but no potatoes

Any ideas why? 
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Should my toad lily be showing signs of life?

Impatient gardender 
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What am I?

Help identify this plant/weed. 
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Multi-stemmed copper beech

What to do with it? 
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Iris - to lift and move or allow seed pod to ripen?

Underneath a magnolia tree 
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Veg planting chart

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