London (change)
Today 9°C / 2°C
Tomorrow 10°C / 5°C

SwissSue


Latest posts by SwissSue

Tips on de-potting a Magnolia

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:55

Can I add that you should check what variety it is, some grow quite huge when in the ground, so choose your site accordingly. I bought a so-called dwarf magnolia years ago, it is now about 8 meters tall and 4 meters wide!

Today

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 12:07

Can't add anything to the excellent advice given above, Mike, but I do wish you well!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50593.jpg?width=263&height=350&mode=max

 

Briza media

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 07:09

It looks like it's flowering to me! I have one, will keep an eye on to see if it does the same.

Hi New Here, an You Help With An ID?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:18

Hi LeppyMac, it's a ground beetle larvae, see following link (scroll down to find the right one)

http://apples.hdc.org.uk/natural-enemies-additional-information.asp

PS: They eat slugs!

 

Clivia (yellow)

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 06:49

No, leave it until it's filled the whole pot (it will grow side shoots). Once it's done that, repot it in only a slightly larger pot, you will have to poke the fresh soil well down the gap.

This is what mine looks like now (Google image, I have an orange one). See the size of the pot in relation to the size of the plant!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50201.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Potato disease

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:05

From what I can see the soil beneath them looks very dry. Maybe they just need a good drink!

Clivia (yellow)

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 20:29

Clivias like to be pot bound, so don't pot it on until it nearly burst the pot. Water about twice a week and give it some liquid fertilizer once a week.Don't put it out into strong sunlight otherwise the leaves will scorch, a light shady spot is best. It is not hardy, so bring it inside around mid-October and don't water it again until April at the earliest, then start to water and feed again.

Armchair tour of Sissinghurst

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 06:56

Sounds like an hour well spent, Mike. Glad you seem to be feeling more cheerful. Hope the waterworks are improving!

Caterpillar

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 17:41

It's the caterpillar of the Vapourer Moth

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49819.jpg?width=300&height=280&mode=max

 

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestresearch.nsf/ByUnique/INFD-8GQDY8

 

How to increase soil temp (for growing sweet potatoes

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:04

I'm growing two sweet potatoes in my raised bed but as it get lots of sun am just leaving them to it. A couple of years ago I planted one in a terracotta pot with flowers as decoration and to my amazement found tubers when I emptied it out in autumn. So I would suggest perhaps painting the tub black would be sufficient and give it some blood, fish and bone fertilizer. Keep it in a sunny spot and water well but don't drown it. Good luck!

Discussions started by SwissSue

Grasses

Replies: 5    Views: 333
Last Post: 20/11/2014 at 14:01

Hellebores

Replies: 15    Views: 778
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 12:57

A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

Replies: 3    Views: 515
Last Post: 14/10/2013 at 18:39

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Replies: 8    Views: 3533
Last Post: 01/03/2015 at 18:21

Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 584
Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 18:02

Harvesting Parsnips

Replies: 4    Views: 650
Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 16:17

Eremurus/Foxtail lily

Replies: 3    Views: 643
Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 19:28

Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
Replies: 0    Views: 679
Last Post: 01/06/2013 at 08:21

Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

Replies: 99    Views: 3822
Last Post: 02/05/2013 at 22:16

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Replies: 6    Views: 797
Last Post: 20/05/2013 at 13:29

Getting rid of slugs

Replies: 4    Views: 1031
Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 14:30

Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
Replies: 56    Views: 5432
Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 15:20

Ideas for Hanging Baskets

Replies: 35    Views: 6612
Last Post: 11/03/2013 at 22:29

Tower Hamlets

Replies: 5    Views: 645
Last Post: 18/02/2013 at 17:09

Overwintering Cannas

Replies: 17    Views: 1796
Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 17:53
1 to 15 of 16 threads