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MuddyFork


Latest posts by MuddyFork

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:36

As you are such a friendly group I hope you don't mind me asking an almost non gardening question.  Having been successful in growing blackcurrants for the first time this year I decided to make them into jam.  Have just tried it for the first time and I have a problem.  It's set solid and I mean solid, I can just about get a spoon into it.  Do you think it I warmed it up and added some water it would make a softer set?  I've tried finding an answer on the web but have failed so far.

Is this an Escallonia?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:11

Not sure that it is an Escallonia, the leaves look wrong. It could be a fuschia

what is this plant?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:06

It could be a Sun Spurge, Euphorbia helioscopia

Friend or Foe

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:57

I think it is Cyperus eragrotis, Umbrella Sedge.  It self seeds and will spread like mad, I now deadhead mine to keep it under control.

Runner beans

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:20

Thanks, I'll try the watering idea.

Runner beans

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:22

I've noticed this year that very few of my runner bean flowers are setting.  There is very little evidence of bees or hoverflies this year.  Is there anything I can do to improve the set rate apart from getting a bee hive?

Is This Honey Fungus?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:20

I don't think it is, too early in the year for honey fungus to appear.  They are too pale.  Honey fungus has a collar on the stem on the underside which is a creamy white.

Unknown flower

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 14:42

I would suggest that it is an Allium but not sure which one

Tomato trouble

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:13

They could be hungry.  Outside plants need feeding and watering just like ones in greenhouses.

2 ID's please

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:12

I agree, the second one is bindweed

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Any recomendations for a garden to visit

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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 21:07

Shield Bugs

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Last Post: 19/09/2014 at 15:18

Runner beans

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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 12:21

Cucumber seedlings

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Last Post: 19/05/2013 at 22:28

Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Last Post: 17/07/2012 at 14:28

Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Last Post: 18/07/2012 at 06:37

Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Last Post: 11/07/2012 at 16:49

Poorly white grape vine

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Last Post: 11/07/2012 at 19:58
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