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Which is which please

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 16:13

Queen Victoria is the bright red one

Anyone recognise these?

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 10:03

The second one looks like Thrift I'm not sure what it's latin name is

Chilli problem

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 10:22

If they got wet during bright sun it may be scorching.  You need to be very careful with watering in sunlight

pests

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 10:14

Sounds like you have been hit by Cabbage White butterfly caterpillars.  Swedes are part of the same family as sprouts so these caterpillars would go for both.  The swedes may grow some new leaves so leave them in the ground for a while longer but check regularly for the dreaded caterpillers.

identification-please---bugs

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 10:57

Looks like  Sloe Bugs to me, members of the shield bug family.  My book states they feed on 'Sloes and other berries' so could be a problem on raspberries

my-dahlias-doesnt-flower

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:42

Try giving it a feed, I use tomato food on  mine.  They are very hungry plants and protect from the dreaded slugs.

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:40

I have spotted my first ladybird larva today, feasting nicely on the blackfly.  Maybe the ladybirds are as confused about the weather/season as we are.

home-made-plant-supports

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 11:09

He used reinforcing bar available from builders merchants and possibly somewhere like B&Q.  I remember thinking that it would take some strength to bend it but it does come in a variety of diameters so maybe the smaller ones would bend.  Have you checked out the BBC GW website as they may have a video clip in their 'How to' section.

dahlias

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 15:53

What you propose would work as long as the pots don't freeze.  I aways remove the tubers from the pots so that I can check for vine weevil grubs at the roots, they love dahlias.  I then wrap them up in newspaper and pack them in a cardboard box to store in the shed over winter.  In the spring I repot them in fresh compost.

advice-please

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 15:34

Gently scrape away the soil from around the base of the baby plant to see if it has rooted.  If it has you should gently prise it out doing as little damage to the roots as possible.  If there are no roots leave it a bit longer.

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Any recomendations for a garden to visit

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Shield Bugs

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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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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