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Quite a few question for experianced gardenerssss

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 22:37


Quite a few question for experianced gardenerssss

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 22:31


#1 Have a 2years old bushy rasberry tree doing very well last year with big healthy fruit but didnt really prune it neatly early this year due to the cold weather. So it went a bit messy with old wood & new shoot coming thru at the same time, & i realise the fruits are half a size than the year before. Also most of the fruit have been attacted by hthe rasberry beetle,which i think someone hav posted a threat bout it too. So shld i cut down all shoot after the fruitting season this year & spray the chemical which recommended? Is the fruit gonna be OK to eat as i jz blend them all in milkshake after try to take off the yucky part. I hope i didnt drank lots of larvea in my tummy thru the whole summer

#2 attached is a pic of my not green at all rosemary plant brought from shop. think it gets to this stage due to water logging when it stay indoor during the winter-spring. Althought it been standing out for almost a mth now with blasted sunshine there's no new grow show. the dry leaves smells good still thou,jz like the shop brought dry herbs. So please anyone know how do i get some green back & keep it grow?



#3 Love my lavender path growing strong for the 3rd year. But some of them gone a bit leggy specially after watering. As they're grown as a long path along so didnt really have support to each other,or not bushy enough yet to support each other. Please may I have some advise to avoid this happen again next year summer. Will cut them down to the wood this year for a more bushy grow next year but need them to stand straight looking good if possible?



please help to ID this plant?

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 22:02

Found this really bright yellow flower jz pop up from the wall this year with the heat. think it might be a weed for someone else but i really like the sun-shine colour & would like to po it in my newly start wild flower corner.

Please advise if it's possible to be propogated?

Thank you

What are these?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 11:40

no 2 is amazing i hope i can grow a side like this. if its not weedy thou. plz update me the name of the plant once u got the name!!! many thxxxx 

frosted jade plant

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 13:56

thank you for all great advices,

we had cut it down to 2 main trunk, but mold is building up on all the cutting n we r jz keep cutting dwn the mold effecting surface.

Not sure what's the best prob will pull out the whole plant start all over again from root


frosted jade plant

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 22:29


frosted jade plant

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 22:24

Dear all,

my husband has left his previous 15years old Jade plant, Crassula ovata out in the frost for the last couple of days, only get upset when seeing them go soggt n lifeless this mrning.

Please advise on the bast way to it's recovery such as extand of cut back or support that can get it stand straight again?

Thank you very much

ping & Rob

Mystery mushroom

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 22:42


Dear all,

found some rather huge flat mushroom under a tree in the garden this mrning. Just wondering if anyone know what mushroom is this and is it poisonious?

Any chance it's edible?? I'm mushrrom loverrr~~~

Thank you




Biten by unknown bugs

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 08:56

haha tq for the replies u all are briliant. Dove-thats my little one thou

i wonder if its worth waiting for an hour in the hospital to get it check, still taking pills n hope they will calm down within couple of days


Biten by unknown bugs

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 22:30

Dear all gardeners,

I have been in the garden for the past 2 days after those lovely morning rain to clear up some weeds and re-dig the soil for bulb planting. After an hour back home start to have bumpsss that itch appeared on my neck and back ( which is a row on my lower back itch and 'fierce', as my husband described it), althought i have my sweater and t-shirt as well as jeans and boots. When I went down to finish the task at the same spot again I spot some black little flies hanging around at the soil area I dig out which is a really good moist wormfull soil ready for new planting.

Had that before on shoulder which i didnt suspect it's by garden bugs as it feels like allergic reaction that happened when I was very young with some medicine. My husband suspect it's mosquitoes with red dot on each bump and once start scratching no way I can stop it. I have to take a allergic pills for hayfever and dose off in 1/2hour wake up feeling better.

Please advise if any one know what is this bug probably is so I can avoid them next time when I down to the garden again? And if there's any cream that i can put on to get them away from me?

Thank you very much

p/s: might provide some clear photos if anyone needed for clarification as I'm not sure what I look on google were excatly the same as what I have.

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