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Posted: 25/08/2015 at 16:59

Yes, or at least if you want good pollination you do. And two different clones too!

An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:32

Well those big black or brown slugs are carnivorous!

Persistent weed

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 17:51

All I can say jo47 is that you must be the only person in the world who cannot get the stuff to grow and actually want it. It is classed as one of the most pernicious of weeds, along with Japanese knotweed, Sorbaria sorbifolia,  Black grass, and Himalayan Balsam.

Persistent weed

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:10

Not a chance, it has microscopic bulbs on the roots and they come off and stay in the soil and re-grow.

Persistent weed

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:03

The infamous and ubiquitous Oxalis cornuta is what this sounds like. When you got it, you got it. It even comes in the non-peat compost which  one is encouraged to use these days.

Sorry, but weed killer is the only way to even remotely control it. I use a Flame gun on the gravel paths, but even then it returns.

resusing soil after harvest of potatoes with scab?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 08:46

Apologies, senior moment. Yes too much lime, not a lack of it. But as said it only affects potatoes.


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 16:56

Don't bother dead heading ours and they flower on and off until frost. Seed weeds too!

Does anyone know what these are?

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 09:14

We have a lilac coloured one which appeared last year. Trying to see if the seeds from it come true.


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 20:34

And the reason for the dual colour is a genetic mistake in part of the bush. This is how new varieties of things have arisen in the past. It is called a 'sport'. It happens quite often in Chrysanthemums where say a red flowering plant will throw a yellow variant.

A lot of variegated shrubs have arisen this way.

Maggots in Plums

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 15:29

Nematodes will not have any effect on Plum moth. You need to buy the Pheromone traps to catch the males before they can fertilise the females. Sad;y even then you will not stop them all. The traps are only really an indication of when you should spray. I use a Horticultural soft soap preparation which is reasonably organic as it is plant based.

Collect up and burn any infected fruit. Also try spraying the trees in December with the soap, to kill and overwintering moths.

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More work!

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Posting removal

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