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dead strawberry plant

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 23:23

Check for vine weevil, take the plant out of the pot and look for white grubs in the roots.

Hand Tamper or Plate Vibrator?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:25

I don't think those are meant to be laid on the ground. They should be mounted on a frame. Check out the ready made frames on their website.

What's this tree?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:12

English elm? Bark is wrong for hazel which is usually smooth.

 

phantom gardener

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 23:20

Well I never though about getting a Chinese quince (Chaenomoles cathayensis) but it arrived anyway! Much taller than the more common Chaenomeles japonica.  Lethal thorns on it so I need to tie it back from the path or it will do major damage to any passing human. The fruit makes lovely quince type jelly and cheese though .

Rooster potatoes & cylindrical onions

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 23:14

Maincrop take 3-4 months from planting before harvest so you have a few weeks to go yet.

cox pipin

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 00:11

Poor choice for a restricted growth environment, it really needs plenty of room. And as Welshonion says not the best variety for pest and disease resistance. Even though I love the taste it would be far better to choose a more effective modern variety for your situation - Sunset on M27 rootstock would be my recommendation.

Diamante Strawberrys

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 17:10

Assuming that you want a UK source you could try http://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/product/straw-daimante/

Myrica Rubra

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:49

The one you posted in the Plant forum.

Tomatoe plants...basic how to guide needed?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 23:12

A recent Beechgrove Garden showed a tomato grower who has gotten huge crops from very small pots with very little compost. He has been doing this for many years too. He does feed them every day though. Have a look on iPlayer.

Where to buy

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 12:07

I use a Mantis with dethatching attachment - 4th one down on this page http://mantis.uk.com/mantis-tiller-attachments.asp Even with a machine it is hard work but the amount of material it pulls out is amazing and a little frightening .

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Hardwood cuttings from apple

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Beating the weeds by eating them 
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Strange broad bean

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Air pots

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Bean confession

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