MuddyFork


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Gunnera problem – leaves turning brown and holes appearing

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:55

I cannot imagine anything that would munch these very tough leaves.  I think the holes may just be where very crisp foliage has fallen out.  Gunnera leaves can be burnt by the sun which given the weather we have had may be the cause of the browning.

Brussels Sprouts and Greyhound Cabbages

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 16:00

Both are good sources for Cabbage White butterflies so be very vigilant for caterpillars or cover with netting.  Good luck.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 14:19

Dove, I had a smart meter fitted by OVO but have since switched and the new supplier can't read it so back to doing manual reading.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 16:25

We would still have to pay repair Buckingham Palace Hosta!  I don't suppose either the Queen or Prince Philip get a state pension.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 15:31

Buckingham Palace actually is a tied house, we the nation it not the Queen. Therefore we should maintain it.  She does own Windsor, Sandringham and Balmoral.

Dierama pulcherimum (Angels Fishing Rods)

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:53

This plant has almost taken over one of my beds by self seeding.  Beautiful but difficult to dig out once established.  Obelix try sowing directly where you want them as they don't like being distributed.

Last edited: 29 April 2017 16:53:32

Leaves being eaten by an invisible pest

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 17:15

I've already got some damage to leaves here but I'm in Hampshire and everything seems to be early.  I had them in my Roman blinds which are by a door that is almost always open in the summer.

Leaves being eaten by an invisible pest

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 16:35

We do have leaf cutter bees in this country which take circular leaf cuttings to wrap around their eggs.  It could be these.

What's the best way to go about fixing this garden?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 16:44

I would start by digging out all those dandelions.  If they set seed you will have problems for life.  They are deep rooted and any fragment left in the ground will regrow.

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:21

I believe that if someone closes/deletes their account all of their postings are also deleted.  It's how the site works.  I expect Nora will explain next week.

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Plant id

 
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Plant id please

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Poorly white grape vine

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