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Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:51

Gardening is knowhere as easy as the tv and mags make out, just plant this or that in the ground and there you go... no not quite but it makes you buy lots of stuff.

Gardening is like parenting, needs constant attention. But not always loads of money or treats spent on them.

Advice Needed

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:42

Easiest way is to put cuttings in water on the window sill, not now though, but about September when its cooler. They root very quickly, trouble with potting them up first, if they dont take, you have wasted time and soil for nothing.

Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:38

The first thing surely if you have a problem with plants is to look and try to find out why.  So many people chucking pellets, fertilizers and wot not on everything, I think this probably comes from mags and tv, where they are sponsered by the manufacturers.

The poster has already said they have whitefly, feed, epson salts or any other will not kill those. They are sap sucking.

Help needed identifying these seedlings.

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:20

I would say the first 4 are weeds, the 5th pic could that be a cosmos? Have you planted any?, the spikey little one, the others could be rudbeckia,the 6th pic could well be rudbeckia. Not sure about the biggest one in the middle of the bottom row though

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:39

I have newts under the old concrete flower pots, I thought they needed water, but there never has been any here.

There is now, my daughter gave me some tadpoles and I dug a little pond for them. They never seem to be in it now, they are all over the grass/weeds up there.

Newton is really sweet. Hope you find more.

Deadheading Clematis?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:07

I do. But then mine have the second flush of flowers.

Year-old photinia "red robin" hedge looking sick

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:04

Not having the time to research,  does anyone know how long they stay as grubs, beore turning into adults, the nematode people say to put them on in Spring and Autumn, shouldnt this mean the grubs arent active.  I still picked one out of a pot the other day.

Seems they are constantly in the grub stage.

cucumber wilting

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 13:57

Fleurisa wrote (see)

Or too much? Cucumbers don't like wet soil around the neck

Thats what I was thinking. Also I like to bring toms, cucumber peppers etc  along in smaller pots and pot on until big and strong befor planting in final place.

Any I'Dea

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 13:53

Does the currant flower on last years wood? If so Percy may have pruned it to late in the season, or even this Spring. my ribes needs to be pruned straight after flowering.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:56

I think that sometimes you just have to say, S'

*d the environment and drop a tiny few slug pellets in discreet places. As long as you dont go silly.Wildlife thrives in my garden, birds, toads frogs, hedgehogs, they dont seem to want to eat dead slugs and they cant be eating the actual pellets as they are all thriving.Its heartbreaking, not mention expensive when your plants get destroyed.

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