• What to grow in July 2012

    Updated: 2012-07-31 15:17:45
    July plantings are very similar to those for June, but in areas experiencing very cold winters with late frosts peas can be planted later because pea plants are frost hardy but the flowers are not. Don’t forget to snap some outer leaves of cauliflower plants and bend them over the curd to prevent the curds [...]

  • CCA timber update

    Updated: 2012-07-31 15:17:45
    The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) have placed new restrictions on arsenic-treated timber. From this Sunday, July 1st 2012, timber treated with copper, chromium and arsenic (CCA timber) will be declared a restricted chemical product, and further restrictions will be placed on its use that will protect children, in particular. See APVMA’s media [...]

  • Pumpkin problems

    Updated: 2012-07-31 15:17:45
    Karen has had disappointing results from her Queensland Blue pumpkin vine which produced pumpkins with very little flesh and she wants to know how to avoid problems in future. Karen, if the seeds are soft and immature, you may have picked the pumpkins before the ‘fruit’ has fully developed, and pumpkins are fruits although we [...]

  • Please help identifying this indoor plant

    Updated: 2012-07-31 07:32:11
    Hello! A friend of mine gave me this plant years ago and I've been searching online to identify this plant but with no success. It would be great if I could find out the name and the type of plant this is. I am not sure if I'm doing what is the best for the plant (in terms of watering, lighting, etc) The leaves are very stiff and the largest leaf is about 3 inches in length. I am uploading a...

  • British Columbia: Green insects, maybe aphids?

    Updated: 2012-07-31 06:12:12
    Hello, Not quite sure if this is the place to be asking this, but I have an insect question. I am currently growing various veggies in my raised planter boxes and there seems to be some sort of insect problem going on. Most notably on my zucchini and swiss chard plants. they are little green aphid type insects which jump/fly around almost like fleas. Any idea what these might be? Also, they...

  • British Columbia: Identification: berry in Stanley Park

    Updated: 2012-07-31 04:40:35
    Hi all; yesterday I came across this (delicious, edible) berry in among the Cedars at trailside. Could it be Pacific Trailing Blackberry? Bush is about a metre and a half high. Thanks in advance!

  • NMNH Field Book Project: Summer Reading, like a Specimen Collector

    Updated: 2012-07-31 01:30:09
    By Lesley Parilla, Field Book Project Vernon Bailey in Rabbit Hole Basin, Nevada, in 1898. Smithsonian Institution Archives. RU007267 Box 5 Folder 12. Image SIA2011-1382. Looking for some summer reading? How about some recommendations from one of the Smithsonian’s field collectors? Field book content often includes personal and professional details.... More......

  • best product for insect/mite control?

    Updated: 2012-07-31 01:14:00
    what do you guys use? i have used the bayer 3-in-1 insect, disease and mite control as a drench and/or spray, and it seems to work decently well. when i use it as a drench (most often this is how i use it), i then spray affected plants with an organic insect spray - the new ecosmart product seems to work well, as does the captain jack's dead bug brew (love that name, lol). but... i would...

  • Overgrown Laurel Hedge

    Updated: 2012-07-31 00:58:25
    * Someone wants me to trim their laurel hedge. The only thing is the hedge hasn't been trimmed for years and the leaves are a great distance from the main trunk. They want the hedge narrowed significantly. If I was too cut the hedge back to the width desired there would be no laurel leaves remaining on either side of the hedge just the trimmed branches and trunk. Would a laurel hedge survive...

  • Seen around Singapore

    Updated: 2012-07-31 00:47:55
    Can anyone ID the attached - seen several places around Singapore. Thank you.

  • Any idea what plant this might be?

    Updated: 2012-07-31 00:42:56
    I have moved into a new home in the Toronto area and found this in my garden. It had some flowers early in the season. Any idea what this is? Thanks!Attachment 104807 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104807) Attachment 104808 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104808) Attachment 104809...

  • Unknown Flower

    Updated: 2012-07-31 00:24:09
    Could anyone Identify this plant I'm in SW Manitoba CA Thanks Martin.....

  • Help appreciated in plant ID

    Updated: 2012-07-30 23:47:04
    I'm in central Mexico and picked up two of these at a local nursery, where my lack of Spanish and their lack of English resulted in not knowing what they are. Each about 2 feet tall with fine, narrow leaves in a lime green/chartreuse color. One is starting to bud at the very top; looks as though it will get pink or lavender flowers. I'm stumped. Can anyone here help? This is my first time...

  • Conservation Research at IAE: The Effects of Fire on Parish's horse-nettle

    Updated: 2012-07-30 23:30:14
    More... (http://research.appliedeco.org/2012/07/the-effects-of-fire-on-parishs-horse.html)

  • Trachycarpus fortunei wilt?

    Updated: 2012-07-30 23:29:07
    Hi i live in the UK and have a Trachycarpus fortunei that i grew from seed, it is now over 9 years old and is growing outside. it has been growing well but suddenly the new leaves are collapsing before they can open. We have had a particullarly cold wet summer and growth has been slow, but now the weather has warmed up it seems to be growing fast but as the leaves leave the growing spike, they...

  • Please identify this shrub!

    Updated: 2012-07-30 22:32:13
    This plant is growing (in full sun) in my front yard in Victoria. I have no idea what it is. Gardening experts, please help! Thank you.

  • Planting on steep slope,

    Updated: 2012-07-30 19:47:08
    We live in Kamloops and have steep banks around us that are covered in weeds and tall grasses. Getting mixed info on what is best for soil stabilization, plant shrubs with minimal watering requirement? What should we plant, deep roots and who to contact for help. Thank you.

  • In The Garden: Can't Identify these Trees!

    Updated: 2012-07-30 19:37:37
    Hello, I think these are a type of willow but I can't find anything that looks like them online. Can someone help?

  • Home and garden event calendar for July 29

    Updated: 2012-07-29 05:00:00
    Bulletin Board -- Butterflies LIVE!: Butterflies bring living color to the conservatory daily through Oct. 14 during garden hours at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Included in garden admission of $7-$11. (804) 262-9887.

  • Home and garden event calendar

    Updated: 2012-07-22 05:00:00
    Butterflies LIVE!: Butterflies bring living color to the conservatory daily through Oct. 14 during garden hours at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Included in garden admission of $7-$11. (804) 262-9887 ...

  • Ladies Polo in the news

    Updated: 2012-07-22 03:59:20
    These two articles on Ladies Polo appeared in todays New Sunday Times’ Life & Times section Women’s polo here to stay Enter the Polo Queens Related Links: La Boheme wins Malaysian Ladies Polo Championship KotaSAS wins final for Thai Polo … Continue reading →

  • ECM PhotoShop

    Updated: 2012-07-20 22:39:50
    There has been lots of jumping recently in Malaysia and we have been to quite a few shows recently.  We take quite a few photos for Equestrian.Com.My but actually run only a few in our articles.  Putting up a photo … Continue reading →

  • Watch the Gold Cup “Live”

    Updated: 2012-07-13 23:18:20
    Watch the final of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup (Cortium vs El Remanso) live on Sunday, July 15th at 3pm British time at www.hurlinghampolo.com filmed with 5 cameras by Blue Tuna.

  • Gardening: Vines offer benefits often overlooked

    Updated: 2012-07-08 05:00:00
    Twisting, turning, twining and twirling — vines navigate the landscape in creative ways. While some cover and camouflage horizontal surfaces, others scale vertical walls, trellises and fences. Their handsome foliage provides visual interest as it forms living screens, softens hardscapes, reduces erosion, deters weed growth or transforms seemingly impossible areas.

  • Gardening

    Updated: 2012-07-06 20:04:41
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