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resusing soil after harvest of potatoes with scab?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:57

Scab on potatoes is caused by a lack of lime, so basically your compost was too acid. It only affects potatoes so there is no danger to any other crop. However, having said that, most Vegetables prefer a slightly alkaline soil so if you want to grow something else in this compost you would need to add some lime and obviously some plant food for the next crop.

Plant ID

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:00

It is a thug which suckers all over the place. Taken three years of spraying with strong weed killer to get it down to a few stems on the road side verge along side our property. Had to be removed as it was threatening to take over the garden.

Frustrating longshot

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 17:34

Try Saxifraga fortunei.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:15

We had one of those new fangled Prairie style gardens. We dug it out on the grounds that if you provide a suitable growing condition for Ornamental grasses then  couch and creeping fescue and other unwanteds will also like it and boy did they.

Zephirin Drouhin might be thornless, but here it is leafless from mid August onwards because of blackspot  which causes the leaves to fall off.

We have Shropshire Lad, and it is definitely as thorny as all the other roses. And it has blackspot, mildew, greenfly and mushy flowers after the over night rain.

Plant ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:25

Believe me it will spread! Leave the seeds if you want more.Birds will put them all over the place for you.

Plant ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:09

Three for one!

Plant ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:09

Possibly Iiris foetidissima, Gladwyn or Stinking Iris. The flowers are a bit nondescript so easy to miss.

I thought I knew but.............

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:40

Seems to be a reliable perennial in places where it is suited, just no here.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:38

I agree with Verdun. I reckon Roses are the biggest con trick ever pulled on the gullible public. If I offered you a plant with the true description of a Rose. ie a dead twig for 6 months of the year, more diseases than any other plant,, more pests than most plants, prickles which carry Tetanus germs, flowers which turn to mush at the first hint of rain, extremely high maintenance with prunings which are hard to get rid of, no-one would buy the plant, BUT say a NEW rose from David Austin and everyone wants it.

Will confess we fell for the trick when we moved here and planted roses. They get one chance, scratch me and out it comes. I think we are down to half a dozen now.

New plants appear

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:56

Certainly ants do spread seeds around. Some seeds have a sugary coating especially to attract ants to carry them away to new locations. Cyclamen are good examples of this.

Discussions started by Berghill

Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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Last Post: 08/12/2015 at 18:19

How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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