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Do Bramleys get bitter pit?

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:33

You can spray the blossom with Calcium as well, or just spread lime on the soil round the tree. I did the Calcium thing as there are plants under our trees which are not that fond of lime.

 

Do Bramleys get bitter pit?

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 15:23

The top image is Scab, one of the most common Apple fungus and a bad year for it this year it has been too.

Yes, that is Bitter pit and Bramleys are rather prone to it. It is caused by a Calcium deficiency. Often weather related when the calcium in the soil becomes unavailable because of extreme drought or leached out by extreme rainfall.

We find they are not edible when afflicted by Bitter pit.

I treated ours by  making deep holes around the tree with a crow bar and filling them with a Calcium solution. It seemed to work.

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 16:01

How very odd I posted the answers a few hours ago and they have gonned.

Hope this does not spoil anyone's pleasure.

1.Honesty 2. Viola 3. Wallflower 4. Shamrock 5. King Cup 6. Ragged robin 7. Phlox 8. Anemone 9. Solomon's Seal 10. Love in a mist 11 Dandelion 12. Cowslip 13. Daisy 14. Heath 15. Scarlet Pimpernel 16. Columbine 17. Rue 18. Snow in Summer 19. Chinese Lanterns 20. Hollyhock 21. Mint 22. Periwinkle 23 Primrose 24. Forget me not25 Monkshood 26 Selfheal 27.Busy Lizzie 28. Lobelia 29. Canterbury Bells 30, Iris

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 21:09

It worked for Tootles!

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 17:47

I did PM the answers to  you Miranda.

Calla Lilies

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 16:21

Never managed to keep them alive long enough to see them flower like that.

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 14:05

I can PM you the answers, which of course you would not need.

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 14:02

How about this one?

A Flower Quiz

 

The numbers is the letters in the answer Each is a common flower name.

 1. It is the best policy.                                      (7)

2.  Found in an  orchestra                                (5)

3.  Not the Belle of the Ball!                               (10)

 4.  Imitation stone                                             (8.)

 5.. Regal Drinking Vessel!                                 (4,3)

 6.  Goodfellow needs a new suit                         (6,5)

 7.  Sounds like a lot of sheep                             (5)

 8.  Mean one upset                                            (7)

 9.  The Wise King's fastening                             (8,4)

 10. Romance in the foggy foggy dew                  (4, 2,1,4)

 11. Fashionable beast                                        (9)

 12. Bovine accident                                           (7)

 13. Looks good on a tandem                              (5)

 14. Blasted old prime minister                             (5)

 15. A romantic French Revolution man                (7,9)

 16. Harlequin's partner   (9)

17. Regret in the garden                                    (3)

 18. Unseasonable weather                                 (4,2,6)

 19. Eastern lights                                              (7,8,)

 20. Christmas Wine                                          (9)

 21. One way of making money                           (4)

 22. Fairy shellfish                                              (10)

 23. A demure young lady                                   (8.)

 24. Always remembered                                     (6,2,3)

 25. Worn over a tonsure                                    (9)

 26. Auto therapy                                                (8.)

 27. Our over worked Queen                                (4,6,)

 28. The result of trying to boil ale                         (7)

 29. Sound in a Cathedral                                    (10, 5)

 30. The flower of your eye!                                  (4)

Calla Lilies

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 13:57

Would be interesting to see an image of the plants.

Hellebores

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 13:56

Yes, Hellebores are poisonous, if you are silly enough to try eating them, but the poison cannot transfer to a plant pot, even a porous one. And generally speaking, if you are going to re-use the plant pot then you would probably wash it in any case.

Rest easy. And better safe than sorry.

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