Moonlit Hare

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unknown plant 2nd attempt

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 00:32

I dry mine and use it to make a herbal tea insinstead of mint


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:26
Hi Christopher, I only got them last year from the local nursery, all 3 fruited, but I'm not sure of the age, they're approx 60 to 70 cm high. Pots are round 1 mtr diameter. I've topped up the soil and they get a feed reg, I'm guessing from what I've read one is older than the other 2, they're showing no signs of disease or stress and the roots are ok at the moment and they are leafing up ok, just no flowers on 2 of them, I'm obviously just impatient! Lol


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:40
Brilliant, thanks for you're help, I'll enjoy and be greatful for the loaded bush, and look forward to the other 2 catching up!


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 13:22
Hello, I've 3 blueberry bushes all have been treated in the same way, all 3 in pots in the same part of the garden. None of them have been pruned, and all 3 in the correct compost and watered with rain water not tap water. They are all the same variety, 1 is awash with flowers and the promise of some big juicy berries again this year, but the other 2 are in leaf but showing no signs of fruit. Any suggestions. I only got them last year so not sure if it's normal or not. Thanks in advance.

What type of peas.

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:25
I cheated last year and got seedlings from the Victorian nursery on line, 12 plants where enough for 2 of us for 2 months of a little treat at tea time and bonus reward when watering! The only problem was finding canes big enough they grew over 7ft tall! Not sure on the variety but they where a heritage variety and proper tasty, I also did bingo from seed as a back up, not as good but still tasty.

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 11:48

I'm up in the middle of Lancs and they've been a bit shy this year in our garden, I'd not seen any until early August. Although we don't seem to have had a lot of aphids either. But that said we seem to have a pretty good balance of preditors / prey.

 Last week I found where they had all been hiding, there where loads in the flowerheads of my sunflowers, I only noticed because I was cutting the heads to save them for the birds.... they've all been rehoused to my greenhouse now where hopefully they'll find a quiet corner to hibinate and emerge in the spring to do their job!

There also seem to be a load in the beds under the leaf litter so I guess they must have been there all along!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 11:38

we've still got sweetpeas coming through, and a shed load of them too. I've never picked them, just left them to do their own thing, they where planted as a filler against a fence until I got my sticky mitts on a thornless beackberry ..... perish the tought of what would have happend if I'd of picked them to encourage new flowers like my grandpa used to!



Posted: 30/09/2013 at 11:21

Oh Dannyson, sounds like you've had a bit of a nightmare there!

We planted them specially for the caterpillars so they would leave the rest of the stuff alone, it worked really well, the bonus was the bees etc also seemed to be having a field day!

Sara, I think you're right! I really struggled to get them to germinate, I lavished them with love and attention and I had maybe 4 plants come up. I supplemented them from the garden centre. Once in though they romped away and they've done really well!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 17:57

I as talking about this with the much beloveds dad, Spud went mad this year, Maris piper, and they where tasty! peas did really well, Bingo, Sunflowers where huge, we had 5 or 6 bees sleeping on them overnight while they were in flower, marigolds and nastusiums also did really well.

We where disappointed with the corn but better than last year! and I have one lonely little butternut squash which I will savour when it's ripe. The garlic was really small but I suspect that was more down to operator error than natural influence


Posted: 29/09/2013 at 17:39

I've got self seeded naturtiums sprouting in my veggie patch from this years plants.

I've never grown them before, am I able to pot them up and keep them in an unheated greenhouse until next year, do I need to leave them in the ground where they are, or ar they going to die off no matter what?



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