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philippa smith2

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Help me identify this supposed lemon tree?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:07

I think someone was having you on unfortunately.  It doesn't resemble a citrus.

If you think you are going to get caught again, the easiest way to test is take a leaf, break in half and sniff...........if it doesn't give off a smell of Citrus, you have something else

Progress update

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:02

Background colour now jumps from black to white/pink/mucky is also difficult to see purple print on a black background.

Some posts are delineated by black lines, others just merge together.  

Posts jump about willy nilly.

Last thread read is still important.

Ditto for hover can you see whether a post is of interest unless you have all the time in the world to check each one out ?

I know that it has been said that the more often things are mentioned, it won't necessarily mean that they will be dealt with......depends on priorities.......boring for the GW team I am sure to keep hearing the same old thing but it does seem that some of us would quite like the facilities that aren't prioritised.

Grumpy I know........rant over 

baby spiders?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 18:47

These are baby spiders..........leave them alone and they will gradually disperse.  They certainly won't eat your plants

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 17:43

I rather think both "official" camps.....IN and OUT...........have taken to heart the following advice.....

If you haven't heard a rumour by 11 a.m. today .... then start one of your own.

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:15

My L of the V are just coming into flower now so for me waiting til later would be best. Pick out your spot and try your best not to succomb to sticking something else in there in the meantime.  

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:33

Surprising how quickly it comes around isn't it Verdun ?  One minute we are whingeing about it being dark and cold and the next minute........everything is sprouting away and there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything.  Which reminds me...............

Date palm

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:21

Ooh  er.......I replied before your photo came up John.  He doesn't look a very happy plant at all.

Hoik it out and see what the roots are like......I think you've over watered 

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:17

Oops......conflicting advice here 

Talkback: How to grow lily of the valley

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:15

Wait til they have died down completely ( late summer/autumn) and then you shouldn't have a problem

Date palm

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:12

Date palms are not reliably hardy in many parts of the UK.  

Frost or wind damage may account for the damage you are seeing on your plants. If they are actually planted in your garden rather than in pots, be careful that you don't over water. 

Just need to think of their native habitat and if you are unable to emulate that to a reasonable degree, you may have problems.

Global warming isn't all that it is cracked up to be regarding what we can expect of "exotic"plants in our garden I'm afraid.

If you continue to have a problem but like palms, it may pay you to consider the European Fan Palm - a bit slower growing but a better bet in the UK.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

What camera set up ? 
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Just trying it out 
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Best present this year !!

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1st Slow Worm of 2016 ? 
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Edgeworthia chrysantha ( paperbush )

Anyone growing this ? 
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Maggie Thatcher's handbags !!

Up for grabs if you are rich enough. 
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Free tickets to London Zoo/Whipsnade Park

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Anyone growing this one ? 
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Another Vine Weevil warning

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Pond plants

ID needed please 
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Early activity 
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Seed and Plant swap 2016

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Ryan the gardener 15

Are you there ? 
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Floods in the NW

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