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Posted: 08/05/2017 at 16:22

It's usual to cut the tops off, dry out the tubers then replant next year when they start to shoot, I don't think yours are going to grow now, it's a bit late, tip them out of the pots and see what's going on with the tubers. For the size of the growth from last year, if they do shoot out, they will need a pot twice that size to put in the ground,p

Tomatoes given systemic insecticide

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 16:15

not for edibles, this is what Bayer  say.

Provado Vine Weevil Killer 2 - Easy doseSystemic insecticide for the control of vine weevil and difficult pests in pots and containers indoor and out. This liquid concentrate is in Bayer Garden’s unique easy-dose system that eliminates all the mess and fuss normally involved in measuring and dispensing concentrates. Not for use in open ground or on edible plants.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 12:40
Hostafan1 says:

so so is the answer LP thanks. I'm sure if I added all the bits of sleep together it'd make a decent total, but very fragmented.

See original post

 Oh no😱You've reminded me!!! Posting today 😀

Bugs eating rhubarb

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 12:36

I get those beetles, . Sorrel Beetles, , they will strip your rhubarb overnight,  I have to admit to using a spray on them or the rhubarb would be all gone. I get rid of any sorrel I see so as not to attract them, not sure what you can do about them.

How soon are bluebell seeds viable?

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 12:33

They should be left on the plant until they are dry.  I'm not sure if they will grow being so fresh.

You are so lucky.

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 12:31

Well said Frank and Pansy, it is a beautiful country, it must be, so many people want to come here to live. I have never been out of Uk, the furthest I've been is Northumberland, we've toured every road of this country in the past, never got as far as Scotland, our old camper van may have struggled with that.

There's not a day goes by when I don't look out at Dartmoor, not a house between us for miles and think how lucky and grateful I am. 

Both my children live in Cornwall, we are all very lucky.

All thanks to my dad being careful all his life and being able to buy this property for his retirement.

sounds a lovely few days Frank, so pleased you all got together and enjoyed yourselves.

Nothing like the photo!!!

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 11:08

They have turned into lovely little Polemoniums, they will flower later this year.  I'd plant them out soon.

I always find that with Parkers, just give them TLC for a little while and they will be fine. A plant like that would cost a few pounds in a GC,  in fact ours sell perennials 3 for £10.00. Who'd pay that!!!

Parkers are cheap when you buy their offers, which I only ever do.

I wouldn't even think about buying for T & M though.

Do make sure they don't have the tea bag stuff on them, I don't think Parkers use that anyway.

Where to start?

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:32

It's beautiful, apart from those ornamental conifers which I don't like(you may well do though) I would leave it for a year and see what comes up, then you have a better idea of what you dont want.

Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:28


Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:28

Don't suppose it's a type of Beebalm?  I think Nut would have known if it was that.

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