Pete8


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Viburnum flower buds not opening

Posted: Yesterday at 14:50

You're not alone. I just had a look at mine and it's much the same here in Essex.
I've had it for years. Sometimes flowers appear in Oct/Nov sometimes it's not until December.
I guess it knows when it's ready :)


BTW - I've never fed mine, just an occasional mulch and I hack it back to about 7ft each year.
I'm not sure as to its suitability for a pot long term though - it'll be gagging to escape into the ground

Last edited: 07 December 2016 14:53:53

Plant ID

Posted: Yesterday at 13:47

It does look very much like a Hoya as H-C has already said.
I've just had a quick google (they can't touch you for it) and it is similar to Hoya vitellinoides (Hoya meredith)
Beautiful leaves you got there Erol

honey fungus

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 17:53

Spaniels! bless 'em. Once they get on a scent..


Some fungi are poisonous to dogs as you probably know.
The toadstools you see above ground are just the 'fruits' of a complex and sometimes widespread area of its 'roots', so they could pop up again in and around that area. 

Lemon Tree in sun-lounge over winter, or move into house?

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 16:04

Some info from the RHS here Ben - 


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/citrus


hope it helps

Lemon Tree in sun-lounge over winter, or move into house?

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 15:15

I don't know much about growing lemons, but I agree with Lb - it does look like chlorosis.


Usually a dose of MgSO4 (epsom salts) corrects the deficiency, if it's magnesium. 1 T-spoon in a gallon of water.
There may be other causes such as a lack of iron.


I believe there are 2 different feeds for citrus - a winter fertilizer and a summer fertilizer.
Are you using those?


Sorry if I'm preaching to the converted. The fruits look great

hanging basket toms

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:55

My Veg Soup parties are the stuff of legend! :)


I add a bit of curry powder to give some extra depth and flavour and lots of herbs, and only enough lentils to thicken a bit

Sweeten & improve flavor of tomatoes? (cherry)

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:22

I'm guessing you're not in the UK if you've just planted out your toms.
There's noting specific to improve the flavour as far as I'm aware.
Seaweed extract watered in now and then will help the plant reach its full potential and planting in a good compost with regular feeding once the first truss has set.

hanging basket toms

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 20:43

I look forward to your Winter Garden Soup recipe :)


I made 8L of veg and lentil soup last week - delish with some fresh n crusty mill loaf

hanging basket toms

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 19:48

It's the long dark days of Jan and early Feb I think are the worst. At least once we get into March the days get longer quicker then there's too much to do all over again

Crikey! I thought "I" was crazy😵

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 17:14

Strongly held beliefs are everyone's entitlement.
Now you know one of mine :)

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