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Identification please

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:07

Phytolacca americana. They are lovely, don't eat the berries

Capsid bug

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:07

They don't do much damage do they?

Think of all the other insects that will be killed by an insect spray; bees, butterflies, hoverflies , the list is too long to mentiun them all

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 14:34

Norwell is great fidget

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 14:26

Good idea artjak

Sometimes I go back to the garden after a lunch break and I can't see enough to do anything except stuff the shredder. If I put a tool down I can't find it and the low sun gets in my eyes.

Apart from that I love the winter works in the garden, tree cutting, pruning and major works of alteration.

The shredder has just been taken into the operating theatre for major surgery and I've already got a pile of stuff to put through.

white flies

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 14:01

I'd hose them off with water, you don't want poisons on your food

Talkback: Sunflowers

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:43

Have you got a photo of the flower heads? 

If the green leafy looking bits round it meet in the middle it's not open yet.

If there's a flat middle and a leafy frill round it, it's over for flowering but leave the seeds for the birds

What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:39

I use pots that are about 4inches deep but quite wide, for stability. They probably are about a litre. I'd put some compost on the alexanders, they're quite big seeds, then the grit. I can't remember what alchemilla seeds look like but I imagine they're small in which case I use just grit. When seeds are very small I sometimes sprinkle them on top of the grit and let them fall down themselves when it rains.

theseedsite.co.uk gives good advice about different germination methods and other seed info, very interesting site

What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:47

Questions no problem Caral

The big advantage of grit on top and within is that it makes for a heavier pot which won't get blown over and less likely to be washed out by heavy rain

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:15

It's not the cold or the snow or the rain I don't like, it's all that darkness So few hours where I can see enough to garden

What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:11

Nature doesn't have fridges

Outside is what does the chilling in our climate.

When I visited Potterton's nursery (in Lincolnshire), there were rows and rows of pots of seeds, outside, covered in grit, just waiting.  Some would be quick, some slow, but they germinate.

The fridge thing is an alternative, the seeds need to be in moist compost at least, if not sown in pots. I used a fridge in March this  year when winter hadn't happened. It wasn't as successful as the usual outdoor or cold GH method. I think the changes in temperature outdoors may come into it. Fridge temperature is always the same. This is just an idea, not proven as far as I know

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