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Latest posts by Berkley

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:05
Thank you Verdun and Dovefromabove. If I could avoid insecticides I would - but the damage two years ago was horrific, so I'm on to Amazon. Thanks again

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:45
We are inundated with crane flies - both inside and outside. Literally scores of them on our windows and white walls. Two years ago rooks ripped up our lawn in Spring, looking for chafer grubs and I'm worried that leather jackets may cause the same problem. Am I right in thinking that an insecticide should be applied now, in the Autumn?

Pyracantha problems

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:11
Thanks, Verdun. That is just the info. I wanted. I will now be able to identify the most effective fungicide. Thanks again. P.S. No, no pears - one less worry!

Pyracantha problems

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 19:00
Sorry, all evidence removed and burnt: main symptoms: berries which form but the majority turn brown/black. Some defoliation. Symptoms not "sudden" enough to be fireblight. I read somewhere that a fungicide has to contain a certain ingredient to be effective against pyracantha scab, but I can't remember what it was! Am hoping someone will know....

Pyracantha problems

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 19:49

I'm 99 per cent sure that my pyracantha is suffering from scab. Has anyone found a fungicide that is effective? I understand that many of them have no effect.

why-are-some-of-my-fuchsias-so-disappointing

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 17:11

Thanks for the reassuring comments. When I looked at them yesterday I realised that it is the ones which are in an open, sunny bed which have virtually no flowers. I had conscientiously fed and watered them to make up for the lack of rain - but, as you say, it could be the heat. I think I'll leave them where they are, because they were brilliant last year.

 

Thanks again for your interest.

why-are-some-of-my-fuchsias-so-disappointing

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 21:37

I have approx 30 fuchsias - all hardy and all have had the same treatment: regular watering and feeding. All are now an impressive size, and most of them covered in flowers. But just a few have no flowers at all. Why is this, I wonder? Should I replace the non-flowerers? Or might they still produce some blooms?

tough-carrots

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 13:26

Thanks for the comments. I think the hot weather may have contributed: I try to keep them well-watered, but I'm sure I "missed" once or twice. A similar question: Is it alright to leave carrots in the ground for a while AFTER they are obviously ready to pull? In other words, is it possible to leave them in too long?

tough-carrots

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:37

I've been growing carrot Early Nantes 2 and have had a lovely crop. But, among the most recent batch I pulled, some had very tough, thick stems and a hard core which went right through the carrot. Can someone tell me what went wrong?

Runner Beans

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 21:55

My stupid IPad again! Should have said "bigolob"

Discussions started by Berkley

This really cheers me up!

Do you have a favourite photo too? 
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Identification please

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I warned my magnolia....

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Should my crab apple look like this?

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Miscanthus Ferner Osten

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August oddities

Do you have oddities in your garden too? 
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Bare spot problem

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Am I looking after weeds?

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Misbehaving stipa

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Best fuchsia cuttings

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Look what I did to my rhodos

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Give alliums a second chance?

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What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

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What have I done?

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Replacing conifers with hedge

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