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May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 17:18

Hiya pam

This is the situation

KG-in Australia,via Dubai but she fell asleep and missed the connecting flight

Kate-wedding in Cornwall, Saturday

Me-Spain Friday

This is what happens when you go AWOL-you must keep up

I have added you request to my things to remember

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 16:44
Excitable Boy wrote (see)

Quick question people:

First time I have grown chili peppers. Plants are about 3 to 4 inches with 6 leaves. Do I pinch out or not - they are beginning to look straggly?

I don't-they seem to self branch naturally-but others may say differently.


Unknown beetle..

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 16:02
Jules63 wrote (see)

I have a number of unknown beetles on my lemon balm, sage and rosemary (and probably on other things!).  Can anyone assist with identifying it, and advise what pest control to use - it is ladybird size, it is <span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%;">iridescent silver/black with dark brown/red stripes down its back.

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 Thanks in advance.

I am a bit concerned about "pest control"-it might not be could be a friend-has it done any damage?

Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:43

Garden canes and soft string are fine.

When you have them in flower post some pictures and let us know how you got on-guard against slugs/snails especially on warm wet evenings

Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:38

I dont do cms so had too look it up

You will be ok at around 2 ft or so apart- perhaps even closer-it is not vital and as they grow they will support each other but you will also need to use canes.

Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:23

I planted mine out 2 weeks ago-you can plant them quite deep so if there is an unexpected late frost they will resprout-I would suggest that once it stops raining you get them in.

Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:16

Have you started them into growth or are they just dried tubers?

What part of the country are you?

Dahlia bed

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:10

You can plant them closer than that -I do-that distance is if you want exhibition blooms-for cutting in the garden it is not so vital -just give them room to grow.

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