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When do potatoes flower?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:16
They will flower when they are ready. Not all potatoes flower. Maybe you misunderstand why you are earthing up. It is not to stop the plant flowering.

It is to make sure the developing potatoes are covered up and to warm up the soil, because the sun shines on the sloping sides.

When you think they might be ready, dig gently around in the soil with your hand and see if you find potatoes of usable size. You can gently pick those off the roots and cover up the rest to go on growing.

grass paths

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:07
Get rid of grass paths. Yes, they look really nice at first, but you are beginning to find out their snags.

If used a lot they will get muddy. They harbour slugs and snails. They get full of weeds. The edges look untidy. I'm sure as time goes on you will discover more problems with them.

Have you thought of stepping stone paths?

Is my Japanese maple dying?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:32
I don't quite understand, you describe a plant that's dying and then you say it looks fine apart from this.

Is it well or is it ill?

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 00:01
It was a man who overtook me going down a notoriously dangerous hill this morning and crossed a pair of solid white lines.

For all his impatience I drew up beside him at a roundabout 8 miles further on so he didn't gain much in his white delivery van!

sedge in lawns

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 23:47
Poor drainage and poor fertility.

anemone de caen

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:25
I cut them and bring them into the house. They last in a vase quite a long time.

The corms I planted last year have been flowering since February and show no sign of stopping yet.

problem solving

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:19
If the soil is moist underneath everything, why are you watering?

Are you also over-feeding?

plants

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:14
Parkers are reputed to be good on bulbs but the reports on plants are very mixed.

Does distance between cover and bird feeders matter?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:08
Yes, we have a large bush beside the feeder and unlike our friends down the road we are rarely troubled by the merlin or sparrowhawk.

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:04
Or trying to put two legs in the same leg of his tights or trousers. Might make him fall flat on his face!

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