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Leggy Courgettes seedlings

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 14:44

The courgettes are not doing to well. The one I buried a bit has died. One has been blown about so much that it has almost broken (toothpick and tape seems to have sort this. Just spotted this happened to a second one but will deal with that when the wind has calmed down. the final is ok but leggy.

Have planted too more seeds.

Chinese red noodle beans

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 00:22

They look rather stunning and can be quite long according to google. Bought them on a whim at a seed fair. I planted the seeds in pots outdoors some weeks ago so I think they are ok to be outdoors. Think the seller's, who is Somerset beaded, package didn't say greenhouse. That would have stopped me.

Chinese red noodle beans

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 22:38

Anyone tried these? Mine has finally germinated so I hope I will get some later in the year.

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:36

Not sure what is going on by my 4 year old cowslip is just started to look very poorly. It has not done any selfseeding and seems to be on its last legs. Is this the normal span for one? It has never really died back since I got it so it might just burnt it self out.

Rejuvenating thyme

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 11:10

Sounds like I should try to bury the older plant deeper into the soil and take cuttings. I am surprised about the advice against a shallow pot as it was given to me by the grower. The pot is about 15cm high and 25 across. The older one seems to have perked up quite a lot since moving into this one. 

The cuttings just plant them in compost with a fair amount of sand in it?

Blind Fritillaria imperialis

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 11:02

I have a red fritallaria imperialis that has done well ever since I planted it. This year it shot up with the same vigour as ever but I noticed that the buds instead of going from green to red just went papery and grey. They seem to have just withered away. The plant looks healthy and is even taller than usual. Did spot some lilly beetles on it last year but nothing else out of the ordinary. Could it be frost but I don't think we have had any in Bristol this spring.

Rejuvenating thyme

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:41

What is the best way of giving thyme back some spring in its steps? I have two plants in a shallow terracotta pot with quite a lot of grit as recommended by Jekka's herbfarm. One plant is quite woody and produces some new shoots but isn't really doing much. The other does sprout new leaves and soft branches but I fear every time I need some I will kill it. Should I trim them back heavily or can I try to layer some of the branches thus creating new new plants in the pot or is just taking cuttings a better idea?

Replanting aquilegias

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:11

I'm suspecting that I might have killed them. They are not looking happy there they are (read wilting) and on top of everything it is really cold here now.

Clivia not flowering

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:09

I assume you have a window there. Don't really have a cold light place to put it. Strangely enough the ones my father's wife has are not given this kind of treatment.

Leggy Courgettes seedlings

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 16:27

I'll see how it goes and report back.

Last year one of mine survived when I planted them outdoors in May (I think). It never managed to produce a single fruit. Probably due to the horrible summer we had.

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