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Chelsea Chop

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:38

I thought the 'Chelsea Chop' was all about delaying flowering.  Not about tidying things up after flowering.  That is why I was querying the need to cut back primulas.

Help to ID this bug/pest?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 01:02

Rooks love them.

Flowers on Peace Lily

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 00:57

They need good light, but not sunlight or their leaves get burnt.  A North-facing window is good.

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 00:51

Make sure you don't spread Spanish bluebells to a wood.  They are a curse.

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 00:49

Lyn, why are you cutting back your primulas?  I consider them a Spring flower; should they be cut back?

Only asking!

Hydrangea and slugs

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 17:12

When you identify the pest you will have to deal with it as the plant will not thrive indoors.

Help to ID this bug/pest?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 17:06

Leatherjackets.

fig tree

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:13

Correction.  Fig trees do not like having their roots confined.  It is done to stop the tree producing lots of growth but not much fruit.

Confining the roots is done to give the tree the impression it might die - so it had better reproduce itself and make fruit.

I grew figs very successfully in West Wales against a west facing wall, and I know of several good fig trees in the area.  It's wet hereabouts, but perhaps not too cold.

Seedlings

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:56

Yes, but it will take years to grow to flowering size.  Note how long the little bulbils take to flower and you will get some idea.

If you have mixed colours, be aware you may not get a 'nice' gladioli from all your trouble as they will have cross-bred.

Cabbage under cloch

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 19:09

Trouble is the cabbages may grow too tall for the cloche.  They may also get too hot under there.  Butterflies get in everywhere.

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