Alina W

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Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 13:39

Not a lot at the moment other than remove the affected leaves. You can spray with Bordeaux mixture just before leaf fall, again in mid January and February.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 13:24

Rained heavily overnight so everywhere is soaked - now just cool and overcast. But we are supposed to reach the dizzy heights of 20C on Tuesday on current predictions

Rough Marigold?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 13:08

It certainly looks like it - will be interesting to see what it turns into!

daffodil bulbs,can i plant now?

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 22:03

Plant them as soon as you can, with twice the bulb's height of soil above them, and the leaves on the surface. Water them in well, and give them some liquid tomato food at the same time. Let the leaves die down naturally - don't cut or tie them - and remove them when they've gone brown, making sure that you fill the small hole left when you remove the leaf (leaving a hole will allow narcissus fly to get in and kill the bulb).

They should come up for you next year - mark their spot so you don't dig them up by accident.


Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:59

I can't see any reason why they shouldn't grow provided that you planted them at the right depth. Just leave them be - they'll come up in their own time.

can't get a photo on

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:49

 Doris, click on the "Direct Link" until it is highlighted. then copy it.

Open a message here, and click the green tree.

Click on "an external site"

Paste into the box next to "URL"

Click "Insert" and the picture should appear in your message, as above.


Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:05

There are lots of vegatable growers on here, Maureen - if you run into problems just ask, and I'm sure someone will have an answer for you. Happy Gardening!

Help! How can you get rid of grass in the border?

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 20:43

In that case I think that your only real option is to pay someone to dig it out. Once that's done you could try covering the ground with a weed-proof membrane and covering that in turn with bark chippings - that would prevent any further germination and growth.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 20:35

Damp and overcast here in North Yorks, and supposed to be the same over the weekend.

Supposed to brighten up next week, though


Posted: 18/05/2012 at 12:04

They need warmth to put up shoots, so you might like  to move them somewhere warmer. However, March is a long time. Did you keep them moist? Or are they perhaps too wet? Have you planted them right way up, with the dip uppermost?

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