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Hyacinths

Posted: Yesterday at 19:52

I like to get my indoor ones planted at end August to get them into flower for Christmas.   I love the perfume of them, too.

I wonder when others get them started?   Mags

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

I've never tried to save amaryllis before. Encouraged by this forum I am giving it a go with 2 that I received as presents last Christmas. 

The red one that flowered still has all it’s green leaves. None are wilting. The white one that didn’t flower has lost its leaves and produced a new one with another leaf coming. Neither have had a dormant period, although the compost in both fairly is dry now.  How do you advise me to treat them now?  Hopefully I will get both to flower this year.  Many thanks, Mags

black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

Fingers crossed my Black Opal will come ok then.

That was an interesting link, dovefromabove = thanks.   Mags

black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:25

I have one Black Opal tomato plant, which I've not had previously. Are they particularly tricky to grow - do they need special care?  The whole plant has a blueish tinge to it. Although it has produced 3 clusters of flowers no fruit set on the 1st cluster, there seem to be just 2 fruits on the second and I think 2 on the third (still tiny).  It is in a pot standing outside beside the 3 x moneymaker and 3 x sungold and 1 x peardrop.  All these are happily producing fruit.  Has anyone any explanation for the poor performance by the Black Opal?  Should I just throw the thing away - although I was looking forward to tasting 'black' tomatoes. I don't have a greenhouse to move it to!   Thankyou, Mags

 

Christmas Amarylis

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:41

ok, on with the food!  Than ks.   And fingers crossed!  Mags

Christmas Amarylis

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:42

I've kept 2 bulbs, both still have strong green leaves. But ..... the bulbs are now small. Half the size they were originally.  I will admit to not feeding them very much!  So is it worth keeping them?  Mags

cucamelons

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:36

I think they were talking about them on Beechgrove Garden programme on Sunday.  I think they transplanted from 3" pots into a greenhouse floor (but I could be wrong about that!). Perhaps you could try to get it on i-player or something.  Mags

white cotton ball looking stuff on plants in garden - also some cobwebs

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 14:18

I've just had that stuff on my potted, 10 year old, Acer.  I had it 2 years ago and sprayed it with Provado and that got rid of it but this year the insect has been worse.  As before, a good spray seemed to work BUT now the acer looks as if it is dying!  A lot of leaves are going brown.  So be careful what you use on which plants.  Mags

What is this pest?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:30

Wooly aphid I think.  Anyway, the Provado seems to have done the trick as there is very little of the pest visible today.  Thanks for everyones help.  Mags

What is this pest?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:32

Yes, I googled and  found a couple of pics that look like my problem.  Interesting to see that the bonsai acers at Kew Gdn have the same problem!  Thanks very much, Mags 

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Discussions started by staffsmags

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
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Last Post: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
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Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Camelia query

Should I cut off lowest branches? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Suitable place for acer?

Leylandii was here  
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Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Bluetit & Parsley

Bluetit takes Parsley Sprig 
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Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 14:44

Big Begonias

To pinch out or not to pinch out? 
Replies: 4    Views: 268
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
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Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 288
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

How often to use it? 
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Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 317
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 350
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 19:58

hyacinth flowers

flowers shrivelled before fully formed 
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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 22:48
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