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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)

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!



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!


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 17:41

It's the caterpillar of the Vapourer Moth


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!

What are my sunflower leaves telling me?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 06:57

Can only answer the one about the sweetcorn. I would say underwatering, that compost looks very dry to me.

Lost garden tools

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:00

Definitely, every day! Even big things like rakes. OH has painted the top of the spade and fork handles a bright yellow so I can find them more easily!

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