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Gooseberry bush with tiny leaves

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 15:32

Hi Vic ,this might help,

N= Nitrogen Leaf and Stem Growth

P= Phosphorous Roots and Shoots and Buds

K= Potassium or Potash for Flowering Fruiting and general hardiness

 flowering or fruiting plants need the right nutrients to help sustain the growth of the bloom or the fruit. They need phosphorus to promote growth of the root and buds, as well as relatively larger volumes of potash to encourage healthy fruit or flower production. Nitrogen gives what your lacking strong leaves and stems , for an allround feed Comfry tea ,a free and well balanced  feed, good luck

A Plum, a cherry and a nectarine tree,

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:14

Hi , personally i would check all the roots for any probs ,sort any  probs out, re -pot with John Innes no 3 with 20% added grit half a hand full each of FBB some slow release fertilizer and look up how and when to prune each tree then give em a nice spot for summer

 

Dr Who

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:58

At least you can see this doctor ,mine takes a fortnight if your lucky

My gooseberry plants have stopped fruiting

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:22

My gooseberry plants have stopped fruiting

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 14:14

High Greenguage,being an ex allotmenteer, we always made nettle and comfry teas and these used correctly were enough for good growth and fruit,I noticed you have used nitrogen and phosphate rich feeds, but  its potash they need for flowering and fruiting,every year we start of all our bushes and trees in April with a handful of FBB and watered with Potash stirred into a 20 to 1 Comfry Tea made in the previews summer,  give the potash a go and think on making your own cheap fertilizers,stinky but good,

Our Silent Fliers.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:53

Hi Mike,this year without a doubt the 2 winning bee and butterfly atractors here on the coast were phacelia,and oregano/marjoram,,good luck

peace lily

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 22:36

Hi Val , you v been spoiling it,overfeeding causes green blooms,in actual fact the blooms exterior is  a leaf, ( bract ) looks like a flower,  I also have over fed mine and yes green blooms,,one quarter of the recommended food  strength no more or sooner or later green blooms ,rain water only until white blooms, for better info see this

http://www.proplants.com/guide/peace-lily-care-guide 

good luck

Ant swarms

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 17:01

Evening all,each evening we have a relaxing  walk around the garden to decide what needs doing and when sort of thing ,bottle in one hand crutch in the other, but last night we found swarms of flying ants far too many for comfort ,Kate found a huge pile of them starting a nest that wasn't there in the day,so of she went for her kettle of hot water,now normally ants don't bother me but right outside the open greenhouse door was the biggest collection of ants ever and masses flying into the greenhouse,i managed to get in and get the ready to use Jeyes Fluid, i sprayed across the door and the ground and got out of the masses spraying as i hopped along, my point is this ,i know normally ants dont do much damage but last night was too much, and this , on the ground the ants were already dead ,the spray killed them almost instantly, there were thousands dead and the air was clear of them, iv put this up in case anyone is frightened by them like Kate who really is, small amounts dont bother me but swarms of them no thanks,i realise not everyone wants them gone but for those that do maybe this is a help.

Instant height - posts and chain, where to get them?

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 16:32

Farm supplies are the best for that sort of thing ,and they are cheaper than other suppliers ,a lot of people think they are for big buys only but they will be glad to help ,I always us them for and posts, fencing,peas and bean supports are cheap,give em a try if you have one near you.

cross pollination of apple trees

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:15

Marion use the tree on the top of the box and follow the easy instructions

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