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Strawberries Dropping Off

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 13:56
Squirrels; they pick a strawberry, find it is green and chuck it. Then they pick another strawberry..............................

Lidl bulbs and plants

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:41
If you want to buy the correct colours and plants, why are you buying from Lidl? If it matters to you, and it seems it does, use a specialist supplier. There are plenty of them around.

I have always used Peter Nyssen for bulbs and their ilk and the one time I had a mis-labelled lily bulb it was changed immediately.

Lidl and Aldi sell cheap plants for a reason. In my opinion they treat their growing plants badly, but I've found their seeds are good.

Cauliflower conundrum

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 00:44
Cauliflowers are very challenging to grow if you are not experienced. If they are flowering, you have left them too late to eat. The advice to bend a leaf over the cauliflower is for when it is much smaller to protect it from too much sun.

All you should do now is eat them, unless they have gone too far.

Is the strawberry plant young? If it is, that is normal and it will have more strawberries next year.

chilli plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:13
No, they are wholly benign.

chilli plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:02
Snails usually. Also slugs.

Labelling

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 18:58
I Use a Dymo. Have had it for several years and use it in the kitchen as well. It has really earned its keep, even though it seemed expensive to buy.

Moth larvae on chilli plant?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 00:18
The Buff-tip died after laying eggs. I didn't kill it, honest.

Flowering Rhubarb

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 00:15
End of July is the latest you should harvest rhubarb to give it time to build up for next year.

Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 00:10
Bordering on 'difficult to get rid of.'

Schizostylis - growing tips

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 00:08
Love them to bits as they flower in the Autumn. Perfectly hardy in my experience. Come in very good colours from palest to bold pink.

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