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Late chrysanths

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 10:42

Is it still possible to buy cuttings of the Rynoon family of late spray chrysanths?

 

Mouldy onions.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 22:41

Hi there, I have just noticed that upon removal of my onions (grown from sets)some of them are rotten and mouldy at ground level. The foliage is healthy.

It is too late to form a rescue plan now, but has anyone any ideas how to prevent this in the future ?.

Strawberries

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:30

Thanks to a dry day, I was able to weed the strawberry patch.  Lots of the plants are woody and have more than one plant attached. I mean part of the whole plant.  Should I remove all extra plants and restrict the 'mother plant' to only one?

Should I put any potash etc around the plants.  I have created another row from runners.

How can you tell if manure is "well rotted"?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 16:52

Are you sure the stables have not used any herbicide on the pastures, as the poisonous residue will stay in the dung for years.  From personal experience I would stay well clear of horse manure.  After four years, my garden is only now beginning to get back to normal.

Rodents

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 18:00

There no squirrels, and the hedgehogs can't get to the bait.  As you say, they may be covering for storage, or they don't want any of their mates to get sick.

Rodents

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 16:05

I keep a few hens in the garden and inevitably I get visits from rats.  I have put down a well known blue granular poison in small bowls. Upon inspection I find that overnight,someone (rats) have collected leaves and bits of twig and filled the bowls and tins up with it, covering up the remaining poison.  It just seemed a strange action, does anyone else have this problem ?/ experience.

plants

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 09:55

I have an exasperating problem with the best show of fuchsias I have had for some time.  They are in pots in the greenhouse along with toms and various cuttings. When the plants are dry, they show it by the leaves becoming wilted, easy solution, At the moment the plants are sufficiently damp, BUT the flowers are limp and the buds are bulbous, leaves are fresh.  Is  this due to lower temp or erratic watering?  There are no pests on the plants.  I would add that this has only occurred during the last month.

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 07:55

For what its worth, I have 5 ex bats. Had them for about 3 years now.  Their diet is predominately mixed corn, with some layers pellets thrown in.  They get all their grit from their run, appx. 30 sq. yds. They have boiled potatoe skins and love pasta and porridge. No probs at all, just too many eggs sometimes, ha ha. No soft shells though.

They are the greatest characters and come out with me into the garden. We surround ourselves with wire netting and they have a great time following the fork.There are always exceptions to every rule.

bulbs

Posted: 07/03/2012 at 14:10

Thanks Barbara, I have put some in a pot anyway, but as you say there is nothing to lose, so I'll plant the rest in a bank under the hedge.

bulbs

Posted: 07/03/2012 at 10:08

Hi, I'm a new kid on the block so to speak although I was a member many years ago. I have been given a bag of 50 daff and narcissus bulbs, they are still firm and have a sprout at their tips.  Is it safe to plant these, or will they rot. I don't expect any growth much this year, but will they survive from now on?

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Discussions started by brockley

Late chrysanths

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Last Post: 17/12/2013 at 10:42

Mouldy onions.

 
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Last Post: 27/07/2013 at 22:41

Strawberries

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Last Post: 22/03/2013 at 11:52

Rodents

Strange actions. 
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Last Post: 13/11/2012 at 18:17

plants

fuchsias 
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Last Post: 18/10/2012 at 20:59

bulbs

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Last Post: 07/03/2012 at 14:10
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