Latest posts by Berghill

Seeding from established (I think) allium

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 15:18

See here

Scroll down for Allium (and other bulbs ) sowing info.

Malformed parsnips?

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 12:31
BobTheGardener says:

I think you mean carrot on the left, parsnip on the right, Berghill.

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 Whoops! Sorry the photo got turned  upside down somehow between my pc and the site. Not sure how that happened.

Carrot on the left, parsnip on the right.

Malformed parsnips?

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:31

Carrot or parsnip the answer is the same. Either the soil is very stony or as Dove says it is splitting caused by wet weather after drought. I cannot find any virus which would cause that.

Out of interest

Carrot on the right, parsnip on the left

Malformed parsnips?

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:57

Looks like the damage caused by either hitting a stone or being grown in freshly manured soil. Club root only attacks members of the Brassica family by the way.

There is a disease of Parsnips called Canker. That usually manifests itself as brown marks on the skin and then the roots rot. You do not usually see it though until later in the season.

ID and rotting fruit!

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:51

Another case of Scab. Even Crab apples get it.

Quince tree

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:48

One of the many forms of Scab or Blackspot. Some varieties of Cydonia are very prone to it. I have tried pouring a systemic fungicide into the roots of ours, but it still makes no difference. As said collect up and burn the fallen leaves.

As far as fruiting is concerned, does it flower? They actually need a very warm Spring to produce fruit. If no flowers then the Blackspot is reducing the amount of food the tree needs to produce flowers. Try feeding heavily.

Moving Alliums

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 16:59

Now is a good time. They are dormant once the leaves have gone. They begin to re-grow when the weather gets colder.

apples from a pip

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 16:58

And can take up to 25 years to produce fruit and the tree could reach 30 feet or more in height too.

Pheasant damage

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 16:56

Since the cats leave home when we have human visitors I think even a fleeting visit from a dog would lead to them disappearing for a long time.

The lawn mower scares the pheasants out of the garden I found today.

Pheasant damage

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:02

No way would I ever own a dog. Sorry to all you caninoholics but I do not like them. Anyway I think our cats would leave home.

There were over 20 pheasants in the garden when I looked out of the window this morning.

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