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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 10:53

The one I moved suffered no ill effects so I gradually moved the rest over several weeks and they are all doing fine, even one in semi shade. Made sure I kept the roots and attached soil in place. Potatoes planted in their place!


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 13:22

Thanks Edd

I think I'll try moving one and harvest the rest.


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:42

Late last summer I planted a few coriander plants in my allotment hoping to get a crop before the frost. To my surprise they have survived and look healthy. I now need to use that ground to prepare for potatoes and wonder if I can successfully transplant the coriander to a different sunny position.


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:23

Thanks Fleurisa I thought so too especially as I was away for the last two weeks in June but I have watered well since then and the later fruit have gone the same way. you maybe right we have a light soil  perhaps it dried quicker than I thought.


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 14:16

My two year old blackberry flowered abundantly this year and the early berries were large and well formed but after a few weeks the rest have shrivelled before they reached even the unripe red stage, I cut off buckets full of would be berries and their adjacent dead leaves. The plant generally looks very healthy. Too much water? too little water? Or what?

Pear leaf disease

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 13:28

Thanks Flowering Rose and Miranda Stanton.

Pear leaf disease

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:30


The two fruiting branches of my young pear tree are looking healthy. The vast majority of the tree has rapidly been attacked by something which has caused the leaves to droop and have red-brown patches. What has caused this? Is it treatable and will it affect my four apple trees?

Squirrel trouble?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 12:10

Thanks for both suggestions, haven't seen a rabbit in the garden danmvalverde.

Thanks for the link will pursue it Peanut 3

Squirrel trouble?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:55

 My red and orange tulips are being bitten off just below the bloom. They are left on the ground. I've lost up to three a day. They seem to be vandalised in the morning. They are in a secure back garden. We have squirrels doing other damage, could they be the culprits? Any solutions?

Plum Fruit Moth?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 09:09

Thanks Fidgetbones and all other comments, helpful and interesting.

I'm wondering if it's just a bad year for moths. Certainly I've seen more butterflies, wasps and bees in my garden thean I can recall in 40 years.

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Discussions started by Sheila 5


Transplanting corriander 
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Fruit drying and not forming 
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Pear leaf disease

Rapid discolouring pf leaves 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 13:28

Squirrel trouble?

Tulips bitten off just below flower 
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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 12:10

Plum Fruit Moth?

Is this plum fruit moth? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2015 at 10:23


Please recommend suitable main crop spud. 
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Last Post: 27/08/2013 at 19:34


How to encourage fruit not growth 
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Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 23:33

Sweet Peas

Why are the stems getting shorter? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2013 at 22:28


Best honeysuckle for North west facing trellis? 
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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 16:40

Ideas for planting

Difficult to grow area 
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Last Post: 09/03/2013 at 14:28

Clematis not developing

With what should feed my clematis? 
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Last Post: 12/02/2013 at 16:06

sheep wool

sheep wool as deterrent for slugs. 
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Last Post: 28/06/2012 at 21:07

Insect-proof netting

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