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Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 20:46

One of the most valuable plants is the humble nettle as it is a food plant for several kinds of caterpillar.  Flowers are fine for nectar, but if the caterpillars have nothing to eat they're done for!

Gooseberry & blackcurrant berries dropped off

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 18:19

Most likely they have not been pollinated. Each individual flower has to be visited by a bee.  If it isn't the plant has no use for it, so it drops off.  Perfectly natural.

Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:20

As the councils have to recycle more and more, peat-free compost is likely to get worse, not better.

On the one hand people say use less peat, and insist we recycle more, so this is the result.

Complaining will not get you very far.  Soon all compost will be made of recycled stuff; if you feel guilty every time you pick up a bag of peaty stuff you have to put up with it.

Though I was amused in a wry way to see 'enriched with recycled materials' on a bag of Levingtons.

Golden berry

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 00:53

Difficult to stop them growing once they get started.  I grew them in a greenhouse.  If you can grow tomatoes you'll find them easy.

Best to grow them against a wall where you can tie them in or tie them to supports.

Lifting daffodils

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 22:19

If the foliage has completely dried off you can store the daffodils, but if the foliage is not completely, and I mean completely dried off you should replant the daffodils as they have not finished building themselves up for next year. 

Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 22:13

Slugs and snails.

Oak seedlings to find a home

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 18:48

Could you do a bit of Urban Guerilla Gardening and infiltrate them into a local park.

 

Naughty, but Nice. 

patio shrubs suddenly losing leaves

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 14:49

Lack of water is the usual cause.  Not today, yesterday, or necessarily last week, but that is usually the reason.

Crocks in Pots - A Waste of Time ?

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 00:58

Jillofalltrades, I hope you don't regret using polystyrene when you have to pick the bits out of the compost heap at some time in the future.  Drives me mad!

Sweet Corn

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 00:52

Toilet roll tubes can be used instead of pots.  I use RootTrainers for sweet corn.  Same difference!

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