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Latest posts by bookmonster

Leafy Greens :-)

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 13:11
We're in York and overwinter bright lights.

Leafy Greens :-)

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 12:44
We usually grow chard and perpetual spinach/spinach beet over winter. The spinach beet tends to be bigger but more disease prone.

Allium Rust

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 14:03
Thanks for the tip! I read that leek rust can be caused by an incorrect nutrient balance, and other plants needed a feed.

Allium Rust

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:55
No-one's had rusty onions?


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:17
we no longer grow salad for this reason


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:06
Sorry you're offended Wonkywomble, I have no desire to harm cats, I simply try to make the garden unappealing to them to minimise the health risk. It disappoints me that our son won't be able to play freely in the garden and made gardening really stressful when I was pregnant.
The best solution is undoubtedly to own a well trained cat, but that's not an option for us. The memory of the one that used to live here lasted a good year though!

Allium Rust

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:57
Orange rust like spots have appeared on my ornamental alliums but nearby chives, spring onions and shallots are unaffected. Any advice? I've dosed with seaweed.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:54
I've noticed the bed they use is the only one that doesn't contain any sort of allium, so I've planted spring onions there, and I also use sticks as a deterrent so soil isn't bare. It's the long grass I struggle with now.

allium rust

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:25

Sorry, posted in the wrong section, should be problem solving, anyone know how I can move this?

allium rust

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:04


Orange rust-like spots have appeared on my ornamental alliums - the nearby chives, shallots and spring onions seem unaffected. Any tips?





Discussions started by bookmonster

Allium questions

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any other arachnaphobes out there?

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shallot harvest

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Seaside grass

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Practical questions 
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Bring out your planters!

Inspiration needeed! 
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Apple and Pear Blossom

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Allium Rust

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allium rust

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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 20:25

Id please

pretty weed? 
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last frost

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Dividing Hellebores

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Poor Germination Rate

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Bee watering hole

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