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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:01

Seemm to have a yew suffering from something up to around 3 months ago it was in a big pot and was transplanted into the garden in admittedly fairly clay soil.

It was doing fine but over the last couple of weeks it has started to go yellow and some branches are brown. Any idea what may be wrong with it and what it needs. It did get a dose of lime a few weeks ago from the farmer spreading it on his meadow which blew into the garden might that be making it sick?



Posted: 14/08/2013 at 12:21

No Cat problem here, but maybe you could start a petition against foxes they keep crapping on the lawn.  Or maybe rabbits too.

Or the farmer next door who has calves dropping pats all day. Actually the worst is muck spreading you could cut the air with a knife on those days.

Seriously cats are pretty clean they bury their waste, a completely different situation to that of dogs or foxes. Jeyes fluid seems to be the thing for cat control. Cats are also pretty good on the mouse / rat problem. Which is a much bigger issue, as mice are basically incontinent. pretty disgusting when they get into your kitchen cupboards.     


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 11:44

Heat and light seems to be the key. Of the many plants I have some greenhouse , some outside by the wall and a couple I gave to the landlord the plants in his conservatory seem to be well ahead of the rest.  


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 15:15

I used mint instead of parsley in a parsley sauce receipe it went lovely with lamb chops and new potatoes 


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 14:39

Anyone having trouble using the harvest? i'm making a creamy sage onion and chive soup 

blitzed fresh chive onion and lots of sage leaves and then melted a large knob of butter in a pan and gently sweated the herb and onion mix for a few minutes before adding a tablespoon of plain flour and a cup or so of milk added water a couple of veg stock cubes garlic pepper and a touch of chilli quite tasty and nice with a bit of garlic bread.  I basically adapted a parsley sauce recipe havent found a herb it doesnt work with yet, mint was a winner too  


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 12:20

If you want to harvest them now you could, a brown paper bag and a ripe banana seem to be a good combination. It's acetylene that ripens them and banana's give of lots which helps. I'd probably not bother till they are losing some of the greenness. I've just about got to the stage where there are tomato's ready for harvesting most days. 


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:12

tomatos' are getting frustrating here also some are getting to a shade of yellow so maybe I will have some soon. I have loads of Tomato plants so I am boycotting the supermarket ones. I really want to eat my own.

This forum is a bit of a joke!

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 10:12

Thats interesting that you can upload pictures from an ipad.

I didn't think that was possible with Ios or android without a dedicated app.

If you can then thats a definite improvement, however it could be while rewriting the code for the site to allow that to happen it's let a new bug wreak havoc. Unfortunately that can happen all to easily and sometimes these bugs are quite tricky to track down.

Anyway it is great to see that the site is being improved even thou it seems to have thrown up a strange error. I expect it will be fixed soon.


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 09:02

looks like the forum is still a bit off with the refresh not happening.

Fixed my netbook yesterday, its getting a little fragile having a broken power pin, which i replaced ages ago but the solder tends to break after a while and then it needs a wiggle to get it to connect and charge.   Had to redo it again yesterday and its back to 'normal' , I only hope it lasts a while this time.



Posted: 06/08/2013 at 08:55

Morning all, a bit grey this morning here too, window boxes are looking a bit tired, maybe a feed will perk them up. I'm dog sitting for the next couple of weeks . I think jess is coping better this time she  seemed quite depressed for a few days last time, missing the family. Will be interesting to see if she gets up this morning or if she stays in bed. She's more inclined to get up  if its sunny.  

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