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Sue West's forum posts

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Re: Re: Scented night stock

from Sue West

Here is a picture of the stock. not a very good picture, but it is very windy out there. It is nomally hanging down like a trailing plant, although some of the others are showing signs of growing in the right direction, they seem very spindally.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th June 2012 18:46

Scented night stock

from Sue West

Hi, I brought some seeds of scented night stock which have grown reasonably well. they have now been potted on, but I am a bit confused as the their appearence. Instead of being upright, they appear droopy with no sort of structure to them at all. Does anyone know if this is normal?

  • Posted: Thu. 14th June 2012 22:20
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Gladioli

from Sue West

Hi, I planted some gladioli in march, and they sent up shoots after a week or so, but as yet they have not shown any sign of flowers. I just wondered if, as it is their first year in the ground, are they likely to flower this year or will it be in their second year? Also, I understand with many bulbs, you are supposed to leave the leaves so that the 'goodness' can go back to the bulb, does the same apply with all bulbs or do they differ?

  • Posted: Wed. 13th June 2012 00:14
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Re: Re: Raspberry plant

from Sue West

Hi, you mentioned taking a cutting from the plant, could you advise me on when and where to take this from and how to care for it. I don't have the heart to cut it down, what a softy, so I would like to give it a chance and see what it does.
thank you
Sue

  • Posted: Tue. 12th June 2012 19:05

Re: Re: Pepper seeds

from Sue West

Thanks Cathy. One of the peppers was green, so I don't expect that will do anything, but the second one was a red pepper, so with any luck i may have more success with them. luckily I kept the seeds seperate so I can always throw the green away if they do nothing. I don't understand why the seeds have to be dried out, only to be made wet again in order to germinate, but like I have said, I am very new to this. But, if I do manage to get any plants from them, will they be okay in the unheated growhouse, like the tomatoes? Or would they prefer to be outside?
Sue

  • Posted: Tue. 12th June 2012 19:00

Pepper seeds

from Sue West

After a birthday celebration at the weekend, I scrounged the seeds from the peppers used in the salad. I have sown them and am awaiting any signs of life. Deos anyone know if they are likely to be successful, and if so how should they be looked after? I have an unheated greenhouse where the tomatoes are and a growhouse, which gets a little warmer due to its position. I also fear that in my (ahem) after pary glow, I may well have sown far more that I first thought and am now running the risk of a very crowded garden, obviously, I will have to thin them out, if any of them actually grow :0)

  • Posted: Mon. 11th June 2012 19:57
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Re: Re: Raspberry plant

from Sue West

Thanks Clockhouse nursery, you have pretty much confirmed what I was thinking. Other than the strange colouration, the plant is heathly and I think quite attractive. Am i right in thinking that as it has been there for over two months, it should have its own roots. If so, would it be okay in a pot or tub if I seperate it from the main plant? Can I do this now, or should I wait until the end of the season, I don't want to stress the main plant and lose the crop? Any help you could give would be greatfully recieved :0)

  • Posted: Fri. 8th June 2012 10:15

Raspberry plant

from Sue West

Hi, I have three raspberry plants that I brought last year. One of them has produced has a shoot, (new stem?) that has white and green leaves. The main plant is healthy and producing fruit and even on the new stem the leaves appear healthy. I can find no sign of damage, pests or infection of any kind. Anyone got any idea what has caused this and if it should be removed, (its been there for anout 8 weeks now and is not affecting any of the other soft fruit plants).

  • Posted: Thu. 7th June 2012 19:49
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Re: Re: Any idea what plant this is?

from Sue West

Thanks Carol. So, given that they are going to grow to a max of 50cm high..............i'm guessing that my small garden may just be a tad too small for about 50 of them!

  • Posted: Wed. 6th June 2012 23:03

Any idea what plant this is?

from Sue West

My mother gave me some seeds from her garden last year as I am just starting to experiment and I have managed to get them to germinate, rather too well. I have lots of them! But when I asked my Mum what they were she has no idea! She does remember that in summer the have pink flowers, but that is all. The leaves on the adult plant are about 20 cm long and they are hairy. my late Father looked after the garden so no-one has a clue what is planted their until they appear, but this appears to be green all year round. I don't want to plant them all out for fear of being over-run by them as my garden is tiny, help please.

  • Posted: Wed. 6th June 2012 14:45
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