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Boron deficiency

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 05:26

Never heard of this problem, but here is a link which might help:

http://www.smartgardener.com/plants/6645-brussels-sprouts-red-raspberry/guide/diseases/562-boron

 

roses

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 18:07

This happened to mine as well, when I asked a rose-breeding nursery where I bought some roses once, they told me it was a bug which gets in just as the first shoots are sprouting and to spray them at the first sign of shoots.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 14:16

Well done to your wife Andy, congratulations. It is a bit disappointing to be so close, isn't it, but depending on how many were entered, it's still a great achievement!

Red Bugs on my fritillaria imperialis

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 14:05
lazy gardener wrote (see)

Beetle not beatle

Does it matter, we know what he means!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 11:07

Just spotted another Kitchen spam, have reported to moderator!

keeping slugs off the hostas

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 11:04

I think the slugs like the pale leaved/varigated ones, must be more tender.

None of my dark leaved ones have been touched.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 07:09

Hi Dove, where are you going on holiday? Hopefully somewhere nice and warm to make up for the dreadful weather that's been going on lately.

DAM CATS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:07
Lyndsey M wrote (see)

Please don't use Jeyes fluid around cats, its extremely toxic to them. I know they can be a nuisance but killing someone's pet is a bit extreme. Waterpistols work well or you could try sprinkling pepper or chilli powder around your plants.

Cats will not touch anything with Jeyes Fluid on it, they keep well away. You can ask my two!

impatiens

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 05:18

Found this on TopTropicals.com

Impatiens niamniamensis
Family: Balsaminaceae
Parrot Plant
Origin: Tropical East Africa

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Known as the 'Parrot Plant', this is an exceptionally bizarre and easy to grow plant. Pinch out growing tips to encourage side shoots. A bright position out of full summer sun is required. Feed and water the plants regularly during spring and summer. In winter reduce water but ensure the plants receive as much light as possible. Minimum temperature 50F. Each flower has a curled spur and the color changes along their length; the flower color also varies from plant to plant. Requires a rather acidic, well-drained soil.

bulbs, daffs, tulips, hyacinths, alliums

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 05:09

Hi Brummie, well, I've got tulips that have been coming up every year in the same place for the last 17 years and I've never fed them, not to mention the daffs? Same with hyacinths, although the flowers aren't as big as in the first year. But if you want to feed them, then do it after dead-heading, as they are then building up strength for next year.

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