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hydrangea flowers not opening

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 15:55

The middles don't open fully, it's something to do with the  fertilisation. The outside flowers are different to the inside ones, can't remember off hand exactly which is which but I saw a programme on tv about the reproduction of the lace cap.

Cardboard on compost

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 09:29

Its a good idea to put a couple of shovels of garden soil in, there's the bacteria then to get it started. 

If you can get some horse poo in there it will be smoking in no time. 

runner beans

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 09:25

My dad always picked off the first flowers anyway to give the plant chance to build up bigger first, most times they dropped off on their own.

I grow Firestorm self pollinating and drought resistant, I rarely, if ever water them. Always a bumper crop. 

What deficiency is this?

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 09:21

Just to add to that... I weed n feed my grass every year I don't wait until it's full of weeds, so in answer to your question about weeds, Yes I do.

What deficiency is this?

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 09:12
Paul B3 says:

So you are saying treating a plant for chlorosis prior to any signs appearing is best??

Thats like spraying for weeds before they appear .

See original post

 Absolutely Paul. 

I don't think I am the only person that regularly feeds a plant in a pot before it shows signs of stress. 

Tomato plant leaves are brown and necrotic. Diagnosis?

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 11:25

I would say that's all it is, dew or drops of water then hot sun. Don't cut all the leaves off just yet.

There nothing nicer than picking your own tomatoes, they taste like a tomato rather than the supermarket ones that taste of water. 

What deficiency is this?

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 11:16

i think we must all learn to be Paul,  if you buy a plant you need to look after it right from the start, a big plant in a small pot is going to need feeding from day one, no good waiting until it's showing signs. 

Mike is absolutely correct. 

Tiny toes coleus seeds

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 10:22

Looks like it's only available in USA, do you really like it, it looks like it dying to me, 🙂 

Cardboard on compost

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 10:14

If you remember you need equal amounts of greens to browns, you can put in much more than that. 

I collect card, cartons and junk mail from other places, it all goes on except the plastic coated stuff and very glossy. 

Kew Gardens visit, July 2017

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 20:20

Beautiful photos, I'm amazed that all those flowers are blooming now, I have most of those in the garden with not even a bud yet!  Must be so much warmer up there. 

So please you all had a lovely day, and thank you for sharing the photos. 

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How pretty!

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