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Help with id please....

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:42

Ta Pete. Mine is very similar, leaves are less 'fingery' .. I'll post some more detailed pics tomorrow..


Help with id please....

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:36

Thank you Nutcutlet. Approx 5 minutes between posting and getting expert advice!  xxxx

Tomatoes. Do I have the dreaded lurgey?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:29

Hi guys. My first time with tomatoes. They have been rubbish. But these two plants have looked OK, lots of fruit which refused to ripen, so i remained patient. Now the stems have brown blotches. And some of the fruit. Should I throw the whole lot on the heap and go to ALDI (69p / Kg)


Help with id please....

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:22

Whatever it is, I would like to encourage it, and propagate it. Should I just scatter the seeds now? Plant them in the greenhouse? Or save them until spring?

Help with id please....

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:20

Hi green finger folks. I have this lovely thing in my garden. I can't remember it being there before. But I am not very observant. It grew underneath a bird feeder, so it might have seeded from there.With the help of google etc, I guesed that it might be some kind of geranium (cranesbill) BUT the seed-heads do not look anything like a bird's head.


Talkback: How to choose secateurs

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 10:43

 Yes Felco are very good. Ask a loved one for a pair for Christmas.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:56

Green Alkanet

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 09:10

A couple of years ago I took over a garden similarly afflicted... It is an amazingly resilient plant. It self-seeds very readily, and I once tried to dig up a plant completely, the tap root went down over 2 feet. The roots are very brittle, you can hear them "pop" when you try to pull up the plants, and they happily regrow from root fragments. I was at first reluctant, but judicious use of a glyphoste squirter on new leaves will eventually get on top. Good luck!

Raised beds

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 08:48

 These are gravel boards, with concrete posts. Permanent, easy to maintain, and not expensive.

Is this a Clematis?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:26

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Discussions started by Wakou

Tomatoes. Do I have the dreaded lurgey?

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Help with id please....

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Roses, when they are not good.

I am having problems with roses. In my front garden they are frankly pathetic. They are quite old. They get swarmed with aphids early doors, and do not recover until mid-summer. I gave the aphids a good shower of fairy some time ago, which killed them off 
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Rose buds not opening.

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Rosebuds dropping off.

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