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Plant ID

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 00:10

What is this almost oval shape leaf plant coming up in my lawn? It seems to be spreading, but can't find any info on lawn weeds. 

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 21:36
Redwing says:

RubyLeaf says:

I'd love if Adam was the next presenter. I thought he was weird at first but I soon grew to enjoy his personality and presenting :)

Last edited: 10 September 2017 18:48:45

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  Nooooooo, I think it's his smugness I don't like.

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 Really? I never thought of his as smug! :o

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 18:47
KT53 says:

I really like Carole's enthusiasm, but it do wish she could turn the 'gushing' volume down a little at times.

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 It was certainly interesting watching her go from normal to enthusiastic when I watched her filming at Gardeners world live.

Talking about Monty and Adam; I'd love if Adam was the next presenter. I thought he was weird at first but I soon grew to enjoy his personality and presenting :)

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Adam Frost courses

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 00:22

Has anyone been on one? What are they like? I was thinking of trying the Gardening design one.

My lettuce was bitter, why?

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 10:18
Fairygirl says:

Hi Ruby - like many plants of that type, once they go beyond their ideal size, the flavour changes. Little Gem is a small variety, so they need harvested while they're small, but they will keep on growing if left unpicked.

It can also happens when plants start to bolt - they're concentrating on producing that flower and seed, so the leaves change in flavour. Were they showing signs of having a flower stem?

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 No I didn't see the flower stem. What is the ideal size for this particular lettuce? I want to try again next year :)

My lettuce was bitter, why?

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 23:33

Grew some Lettuce (little gem) this year for the first time. But the leaves were so bitter! Did I harvest too soon? If it helps the leaves, whilst big, were still growing partially upright.

Hollyhock rust

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 14:37

Two years ago I brought some Hollyhock that flowered beautifully and grew to their maximum height. The following year rust decimated them, so in the spring I got rid of the infected plants. This year its back and has attacked two of my four plants I grew from seed. I thought I'd got rid of the infected leaves but today I had to trim more off and a couple of flower buds.

It feels like a loosing battle and I'm wondering if anyone has tips? Do the fungal spores rest in the ground or something?

Last edited: 15 August 2017 14:38:14

Sedums online

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 16:40

I'm looking for a large selection of sedums available to buy online. Does anyone have a particular site in mind? :)

mosquitos breeding in the rainwater butt

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 00:50

I scoop some up every day and feed put them in the fish pond ;)

Horticultural grit

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 19:02

Hey just wanted to ask if its okay to use this to cover my pond plants in my fish pond and wildlife pond? I'm sure I read Horticultural grit it poison to fish, but not sure to wildlife?

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