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Does anyone else miss the weekly what to do now links

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 14:21

Does anyone else miss the weekly 'what to do now' emails that came round and were on the website?

Have I missed something, can i find them somewhere else or have they gone only to monthly emails. 

For the newbies like me, I really relied on that.  Is there any chance of that making a return ?


Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:21

i have snowberry and its a bit of a pain.  I find shoots coming out 6ft across the garden.  I'm trying to get back towards the boundary, so keep an eye on it.  I think the white berries are poisonous too, so just keep an eye on that if you have children, pets...

But at least it isn't knotweed

ID please 😊

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:20

it looks a lot like my Aster 'Little Carlow', may be wrong though.  i'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be able to confirm either way.

Loving linaria

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:15

That looks lovely, and I've just looked it up and it says it's good on Sandy soil, which I definitely have. so I might look at trying to get some.

Daft question, is it an annual ? do you have to grow it from seeds ? or can you buy a perennial form ?

The colour of yours LG the L is lovely.  Don't suppose you know which variety it is do you ?

Living chives question

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:00

Slightly off tack, but I've just noticed this evening my chive flowers have gone black.  I've just deadheaded them.  Is this because of the rain or rust ?  Last year the same clump got rust so i had to cut it right down.  Is the whole lot likely to be affected and if so should I dig it up ? Should I then avoid planting it back in there ?

Hope you don't mind me jumping on this.  I love the way the bees love them so they are generally always buzzing.

Planting out agapanthus

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 20:51

OK thank you.  I need to find somewhere to put them, they are currently cluttering up my patio. I need a whole potting up area

Planting out agapanthus

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 20:33

how long do you reckon ? Patience isn't my virtue, but these are a labour of love.  Are we talking end of summer or next spring ?

Sorry probably a daft question, but should I pot them on to give them more nutrients.  How long would nutrients last in a pot when you are growing plants on ? Should I be feeding them ?

questions, questions...

Planting out agapanthus

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 20:27

i've been growing some agapanthus from seeds since 1st Dec. I've noticed a few roots poking out the bottom of the 1litre pots they are in. 

Would it be okay to plant them out so should I pot them on into 2litre pots ? 

I'm wondering if I planted them out now if it would give them a chance to bed in before winter. 

Many advice gratefully received. Thank you. 

What pupae is this?

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:44

Saw this on one of my plants and wondering what it could be.


I seem to have sawfly caterpillars attacking everything so wouldn't be surprised if that is what this turns out to be. 

any ideas gratefully received. Thank you. 

Plant id please

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 21:26

I pulled this up as it had been eaten to death but then panicked it might be something nice so chucked it in a pot and it is growing back. Any ideas what it might be. Hopefully not goldenrod. 

Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you. 

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Does anyone else miss the weekly what to do now links

I read this every week. 
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What pupae is this?

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Plant id please

I pulled it up then panicked.  
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What do you have in a cold frame currently ?

If anything... 
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Cat mint / Nepeta

Will it bring cats into the garden ? 
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Compost in pots going green

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Honeysuckle id please

I've never seen one like this before.  
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Plant id please

White flower.  
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What is eating my viburnum opulous?

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ID please  
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Plant Id please.

In school wildlife garden 
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