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Dwarf sunflower-Sunsation.

Posted: 16/01/2018 at 09:16

Thank you for your advice Lynn.

I didn't know that some plants are pollen free, so I have leant  something there.

 Although I am growing them for me (as opposed to the bees), given a choice I prefer to see bees on the flowers.

Last summer I was planting lots of  Rudbeckia in an area that had not  been  previously cultivated.

There had been many hot days,and the area was  very dry. Before I had completed all the planting, a swarm of ground bees moved in and nested under the soil.

That area had to be left fallow as I didn't want to disturb them.

Last edited: 16 January 2018 09:18:07

Dwarf sunflower-Sunsation.

Posted: 15/01/2018 at 12:09

I am going to have a go at growing Dwarf sunflowers this year.

I bought an actual  plant from Wilkos in the summer and saved all the seeds.

March seems like a good time to sow them indoors, unless someone here advises otherwise?

My intention is to plant them out as a border plants.

I don't know how long the variety has been available, but I only came by them in 2017. Has anyone else on here grown them? Growing tips would be gratefully acknowledged.

Are plants in small SQUARE  pots more vulnerable?

Posted: 04/01/2018 at 13:38

I grew some wall flowers from seed in the Autumn. I had to leave them in pots. I could not get them in the ground due to unforseen circumstances.

Most of them in the small square pots have died, but most of those in small round pots are ok.

Anyone know why this could be?

Yellowish leaves base of tomato plants

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 19:13

Ok, thank you 

Yellowish leaves base of tomato plants

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 18:47

I have two cherry tomato plants growing in my South facing window sill. The lowest leaf on the plant goes yellow. I remove it and another one goes yellow. There are no problems on the leaves higher up the plants. The plants are about 4  1/2 feet and are otherwise healthy.


Anyone know what turns them yellow?

What are these black insects on my Rudbeckia (photos)

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 17:29

Hmmm, that is what clairvoyant  Marlorena said 9 days ago without actually seeing them.


Any chance of giving us the numbers for this Saturday Marlo?  


Thank you.  

Last edited: 29 June 2017 17:31:12

What are these black insects on my Rudbeckia (photos)

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 17:22


Doh! So size does matter! I trust the Rudbeckia "invaders" can still be seen (and finally identified). 

What are these black insects on my Rudbeckia (photos)

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 16:53

I am thinking that the issue must be down to my tablet device. I have not had problems before on here. I have noticed that my photos have the memory card symbol on them for some reason now. These devices sometimes do things without my explicit authorisation ! I must stamp it out  

What are these black insects on my Rudbeckia (photos)

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 16:31

It's jpeg.

What are these black insects on my Rudbeckia (photos)

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 16:26

The resolution of the photo is 3264 x 2468. I'm still puzzled. 

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Dwarf sunflower-Sunsation.

Growing tips/advice sought. 
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Are plants in small SQUARE  pots more vulnerable?

HALF my wall flowers have died. 
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Yellowish leaves base of tomato plants

 
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What are these black insects on my Rudbeckia (photos)

 
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Dwarf Helianthus (sunflowers)-which is the lowest growing?

 
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Is the germination of Zinnia seeds temperature critical?

 
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Confused about Zinnia varieties- are Elagans the same thing as Lilliputs?

 
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Suggest a large headed bright coloured  annual to grow.

 
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Fiskers weeder-anyone got one?

 
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Is there a weed killer specifically for daisies on lawns?

 
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Where can I buy Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' wallflower seeds?

 
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Wallflowers-how can I be sure of getting reds & orange?

 
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Bug free healthy nettles

 
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Recommend a plant/herb to reduce joint pain.

 
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Identify this vegetable

 
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