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Celeriac

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 12:58

Hi, re celeriac. They need lots of water and potash based fertilizer. It is not advisable to grow them near carrots, fennel, parsnips or parsley. Do not harvest before end October.When the tuber has reached the size of a walnut, remove so much earth around the tuber so as to expose the upper roots. The development of the tubers is stimulated by the drying up of the upper roots.

Can't help you with the beetroot I'm afraid. I grew them once and they were all bitter, so never tried again!

butterflies-everywhere

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 21:00

You are a lucky lot. Saw one swallow tail in early spring and one admiral, apart from that only lots of cabbage whites. Even the buddleias didn't attract anything much this year, not many bees either, despite the hot summer.

start-of-a-weekly-blog

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 13:07

Enjoying your blog, James, keep it up! I'm also a lurker/stalker, only post if I've got something I think is worth saying (not always the case, as many will agree!).

Rose buds not opening.

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 18:16

And feed it well in Spring!

Talkback: Death-watch beetles

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:41

You could be right Fairygirl!

Have sent the following to moderator:

Hallo, it seems that this Blog article and answers have somehow got onto the Forum, can you check it out, makes no sense on the Forum! Thanks.

Seems to be another glitch!

Talkback: Death-watch beetles

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:34

I've checked and every poster apparently is in Islington. Wonder when the spam for eradicating DWB will turn up!

Eremurus/Foxtail lily

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:28

Thanks Andyplant and fidgebones, I'll have a go in pots first then. Fingers X-d that they survive!

Lawn sand killed my herbs

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 18:57

I have successfully used aquarium sand, can be bought at large DIY stores with an aquarium section. Also, if you have neighbours with a childrens sand pit, ask for some of that and wash it thoroughly.

Eremurus/Foxtail lily

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 08:55

Together with lots of bulbs I ordered recently, I also received two Eremurus, an orange and a yellow one. I am wondering if I will have more success of them surviving if I plant them in pots now and keep them in the front porch (where I overwinter all my halfhardy plants, kept at 10°C) until Spring and plant them out then? Would be grateful for any advice/experience (Verdun perhaps?).

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Hellebores

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

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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Bitter beetroot

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