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Bind Weed / Top soil

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 17:55

Even if you could use a total weedkiller (Sodium chlorate which  is now no longer available) the chances are it would not deal with the Bindweed if the roots are deep. also you would then not be able to use the area for 6 months or until all traces of the weed killer had disappeared.

Tanslocatable weed killer is the answer plus digging out as many toots now, as you can. Sad for you, terrible stuff to deal with.

Talkback: How to hand-pollinate hellebores

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 17:44

The only reason you might need to cross pollinate Hellebores is if you are attempting to creat a seed strain of your own. I have never bothered and the seed set for us is phenominal, to the extent that we have to dead head or become overwhelmed with the self sown plants.

 

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 18:03

Absolutely no idea what we are going to use. Copper sulphate may be bought from other sources, like Wine making places I have been told.

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 10:44

No, that tree does not look as if it needs cutting back. I would reduce any new growths to 2 buds length from the point of origin, and take out any growth going inwards, but that is all.

Teasel

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 18:00

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17511.jpg?width=338&height=350&mode=max

 

It is as tough as old boot leather. It must be, it survives in my garden.  The flowers are not much to look at and seem unscented to humans, but the bees adore them. Nice blue/black berries over winter too. A robust grower, so give it room, or keep cutting it back as we do.

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 17:57

Spray anywhere where the fungus spores might lodage, ie all the bark. It is not guaranteed to stop it, but it does reduce it. Or, at least it has on ours.

And Bluebell16's tree also has a bit of Scab on the leaves. Woryth spraying with Bordeaux mixture for that too.

By the way that is being withdrawn pretty soon too.

spring onions

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 17:54

Save your legs, Chives freeze very easily. Snip them into bits and put them on a tray and into the freezer. Then when ready crumble in to a bag and that way you can use them in whatever quantity you need. We had a handful sprinkled on the Soup today.

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 15:04

But only once apparently.

Teasel

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 10:59

Lonicera alseuosmoides,an evergreen climbing Honeysuckle is our Bee magnet when in flower. Counted over 1,000 on it one time, of all different types too.

 

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 21:22

Closer picture would help, but yes it could be Brown Rot. Collect up and dispose of any fruit affected, especially the ones which fall. The spores come from them to re-infect the tree. There are no Fungicides for amateur use, but, if you can get it, copper sulphate sprayed on the bark from early Spring can help. Also make sure that air can circulate round the trees, that also helps.

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