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Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:32

It is a Phormium.........check back from the babies to the mother plant...........if the babies have roots, you can cut them away and pot them up to grow on.

Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:21

Joss.....just goes to show doesn't it ?      Every garden is different and there is rarely a sure fire way which suits all.  Also why it is always a good idea to wait for several opinions before taking action.  I guess that's what makes it interesting (if a little frustrating ).

leaf curl

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:13

Alan........I can sympathise wholeheartedly......all I can suggest is to be careful when removing.........the little blighters can drop very quickly if you try squidging on the plant/tree and are then difficult to catch

I've found the best method is to take off the affected leaves/shoots and then squish or stamp on.............a never ending task I have to admit and  leaves some things looking a bit bald.  I've also found that it seems to be a continuous sooner have you cleaned a plant then days later you have to start all over again. 

Talkback: Green walls

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:00

Edd.............maybe Sourabh had typo problems......actually an ad for Silk Pants as opposed to plants ?.  The reference to Living Walls would be for those who need large pants perhaps ?

This is getting ridiculous isn't it ? 

Japanese Anemone not happy

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 16:28

I'd go with my experience these plants prefer moist conditions and don't thrive in hot sun.

Could be your neighbour's conifer is now showing it's true colours by taking all the moisture which may not have been particularly noticeable to you earlier on

Talkback: Green walls

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 16:15

I really think you should all be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves..........what's wrong with silk and/or plastic plants in your garden............would go well with Astroturf and all those plastic "decoy" birds you can buy.  The more I think of it, the more naff stuff you could add to your "garden".

Has anyone considered that Sourabh is perhaps an Alien ?  Maybe on his/her planet that is how they do things and we should be open to new ideas from another world.

No......can't keep this up I'm afraid...........

Help pls to ID

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:47

Get rid unless you like being bitten

leaf curl

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:37

Alan.......seems to be prevalent on just about every garden plant/shrub/tree this year ......I have them everywhere............I pick off where I can but it is an endless task..........they perhaps only damage the leaf/leaves they are on and won't have a detrimental effect on the whole plant.........that is my theory anyway........if not true, may as well give up now 

poisonous courgettes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:16

You can get get a mix up occasionally with seed.  I ordered a distinct variety last year and the seeds I received produced various shapes of courgette none of which matched the one I had ordered.  I contacted the supplier and received the correct seeds by return.

I can't imagine you have poisonous fruit ( as you are still alive to tell the tale ) but it would certainly be worth contacting your supplier and explaining your problem .....might save others from a similar experience

Mangetout varieties

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:35

Punica......thanks for your response.........different soil to yours.....have been wondering whether to try some SugarSnap next year and see if they do better than the mangetout.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 19:26 and then

How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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Waterlogged grass/lawn

using RapidGrid to make a path 
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Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

Best type ? 
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