Berghill


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Posted: 21/05/2013 at 08:47

Move house!

 

Seriously I know the problem. We have the double form and it is just as bad. Translocatable weed killer every time you see a leaf is about the only way. Even then you are talking seasons rather than instant.

Potato problem

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 17:03

It is on the all the ones we planted in the polytunnel, but the ones outside, same variety, Sharpe's Express, are not through yet.

They will be disposed of!

Potato problem

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:41

Not so sure about it, these were Certified seed potatoes from a reputable Scottish grower, so they ought to have been free of Virus. The images I have in my Pests book do not look like these green pustules on the top leaf surface.

Thanks anyway.

Potato problem

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 12:51

Never seen this before on potato leaves and I have been growing them for over 40 years. Anyone any ideas?  Not insect eggs and eventually the leave curl up and rot.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/61b17945-dd8e-47cd-b957-6b6c7c7e6421.jpg

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/c8fe5c84-79d6-4a76-bdf2-0ec8b4dca4aa.jpg

Flaming Weeds!

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 09:17

There are some weeds which the flame gun does not appear to have any effect on at all. Pearlwort, a flat growing needle leafed, tiny white flowered thing which takes over our path s will stay green even after 10 minutes of burning with the Weed wand. Weed killer has little effect on it either.

Scabious folia

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 14:49

Ah, now there is a plant called Patrinia scabiosifolia. That is a different kettle of fish. It is an 18 inches tall yellow flowered border plant. Comes from the Far East.

Allium seedlings

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 14:46

Certainly they do better if left to grow for a while. Alliums are odd in that they produce roots from the basal plate and thes roots do not branch. So if you damage a root, it dies back and the plant has to grow a new one from the basal plate.

If you really need to move them, then wait until the leaves on the parent plant have died down and the bulbs have gone dormant.

Scabious folia

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 13:24

There is a Scabiosa graminifolia hich is a fairly low growing one. Might even be a native wild flower. Very similar to Scabiosa columbaria

Talkback: Primula pot display

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:06

Yes, and as soon as the flowers have finished is a good time to splt and repot. Size depends on how big the pot is and how crowded the plants appear to be.

All Primula seeds are best sown fresh, so as soon as you see the seed head beginning to split open then that is the time to take and sow them. Seed sowing compost, cover lightly with grit or whatever you use, keep moist and shady.

Bluebells - White and Pink?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:44

Spanish for sure, the blue ones as well. Sorry.

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