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I planted these bulbs ages ago and cant remember what they are

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 16:50

The leaves aren't right for star of bethlehem.  I have tulips that look like this but unfortunately I didn't record the name.  There is a range of star shaped tulips which have these very long thin leaves.

Phyllostachys Aurea

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 16:38

I have one of these that has spread 30 feet in one direction with the roots being at least 3 feet down.  Take great care

Bamboo

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 16:29

All you can really do is cut through the roots where they come under the boundary.Dig out the shoots on your side.  If you use weedkiller it could kill the main plant which could lead to a legal battle.  The roots can go down a long way so putting a physical barrier is quite difficult.

Cucumber seedlings

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 15:12

Newbie, mine were Vega F1 from T&M.  Germinated in 2 days in the warm, you have been warned 

baby corn

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 16:38

Alan you must harvest them as the tassels appear do not leave them like ordinary sweetcorn for the tassels to brown.  If you do the cobs will have started to swell and they are awful.  I get about 7-8 per plant and after my first bad year I've been very successful with them.

Got any 'ose?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 10:24

Tina in the past I have had to get large plants out of pots and here's a idea for you.  Lay the pot and plant on it's side.  Sit down next to it and put your feet on the pot rim.  You can now try and pull the plant out.  If you have crocks in the bottom of the pot it is sometimes possible to put something onto the drainage holes and push against the crocks.  If you can find a volunteer to help one can pull and the other push.

Cucumber seedlings

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:14

Thanks guys, I sowed at my normal time but forgot about the pot in the airing cupboard for 2 days and in that time they had germinated and reached about 3 cms tall.  My own fault!  I shall continue to mollycoddle them until the warm weather arrives. 

Chilli, I thought I'd read somewhere about them hating damp stems so hence my question.

 

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Posted: 08/04/2013 at 16:53

B for Bluebells.  Slugs thankfully ignore my Astrantia

Cucumber seedlings

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 12:03

Thanks, I'll go ahead and do it.

Cucumber seedlings

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 10:23

My cucumber seedlings are leggy because I left them in the airing cupboard to long.  When I pot them on could I bury some of the bear stalk?  It works for other plants such as tomatoes but would it work for cucumbers?  At £3.99 for 4 seeds I don't want to risk losing these seedlings.

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Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Poorly white grape vine

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