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blackspot on roses

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 09:44

Hi Richard, from lots of passed discussions here its bad news,Bob t/g is at present trying to get rid of black spot on all his roses by grafting,iv thrown away most of mine except two which iv cut right back and moved to 2 buckets in solitary  for 2 months and im spraying one  with seaweed and one with NEEM oil,both safe and animal friendly, i can only wait to see the results which i shall put on here.It would seem most people are now buying new roses ie; David Austin which im told are spot free for maybe 8/10 years then buy new again or hopefully a cure is found by then or some of our friends on here might have better results in there gardens ,if so im sure they will tell us, seems its a waiting game at the moment.Good Luck

my hormones

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 09:33

Morning all from erin Norfolk suns just about to show and this is an email i received this morning,,, Good morning from Doff regarding rooting powder.

We guarantee our product 2 years from the date of manufacture which is the batch number on our label.Doff only have efficacy studies up to 2 years.

now that was quick service from Doff in Nottingham,i,ll be using their powder from now on



hormone rooting powder

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:36

I have emailed Doff regarding lifespan of HORMONE ROOTING POWDER, it was the only one i could find with a contact address Heres hoping.

does rootgrow go off?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:58

Were having the same query with hormone powder in another chat,would be good to give a life span advise

hormone rooting powder

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:51

I have serch the net for info and the experts say between indefinite to 4 years,now that really helps dont it, so it seems nobody knows ,So i,ll get the makers to advise and come back. 


Apple Trees

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 10:21

Well Damsel it seems to me youv got lots of common sense and are definitely going the right way,,try to remember the Nettle feed is very high in Potash For instance, 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. If you give flowering or fruiting plants too much nitrogen, the chances are that you’ll just encourage an abundance of leafy growth – and not much more. Not ideal for promoting flower blooms or a heavy fruit yield! . Comfrey is a little more balanced if you can get it,just adding potash to Nettle tea sounds good but the high nitrogen is Still there so doesn't work .a basic 15 to 1 comfry/nettle feed is a good alrounder . leaf mould as others have said takes ages but if you have the leaves and room i would go for it as leaf mould is wonderful stuff and when youv done it yourself the result is a personal triumph it really is. this year we moved house and inherited a full grown NON fruit producing fig tree,we trimmed it fed a comfry 15 to 1 and potash 2 gallon twice a week and figs are already appearing , home made foods are the way,TV,s Beechgrove tested bought food against Comfry comfry won. sorry to go on.bit dull erein Norfolk

Apple Trees

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:02

Hi D, if you are lucky enough to have fresh ash ,please be careful the wood was Not treated as this can cause problems ,if it is then a box of Potash/potassium,from the Garden center is ok.  I notice your garden is a large well stocked one,perhaps a good way forward might be thinking of the seasons to come as well as now maybe because of the size of the garden and cost,making your own food would be best,IE: Nettle Tea ,Comfry Tea, is all you would need ,Comfrey tea is all i use as a basic food for all the garden,for fruit trees /bushes i add a little Potash to the feed, At the beginning of Spring a good dose of Fish,Blood an Bone is what almost everybody does.,iv just bought FBB end of season half price for next year,box of potash will last me for ages, any probs let us know ,PS potassium was called potash as the people years ago saved in in pots,wasnt that interesting,good luck 

hormone rooting powder

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:26

Iv checked an old one and a different new one ,No best before dates at all, WHY

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 15:39

got that cheers Dove ,legs a problem,iv been reading on line , some horror stories,it seems to be very very different for people having the same op,some good some not so ,good, im following all the advice given which is very minimal one sheet of paper 6" x 4" ,on line it seems some people get home or clinic Physio,but  nothing has been mentioned or  offered me ,i do feel just kind of let down ,no reel help in how to do the best exercises or maybe how far to walk or maybe swim, just nothing really, I think if i were an older person i would be really afraid of what to do or not do,it must be horrible for them if there on there own, its sad how a good operation is let down so badly by lack of thought on the release side of hospitals, right thats my moan for the day ,im not going to mention trying to sleep ,thats another story.        and thankyou for asking ,cheers Dove  

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:24

By the way Dove have you any sizes or prices on the root bags yet,iv got to get some soon,wondered if Reeds were doing a good price for them.

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