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Latest posts by ColinA

Talkback: 10 ways to deter carrot root fly

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:45

I have used insect proof netting for the past few years with great success

Sweetcorn not Ripening

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 12:54

Thanks for all the info folks.

I have grown sweetcorn succesfully over the last few years and this is the first time i have had a problem, anyway i have pulled 19 cobs off my plants and every one had plump kernels which were pale but ripe due to milky liquid inside so I guess its the variety as the packet shows yellow kernels.

As dovefromabove says they need and have had water every day

Sweetcorn not Ripening

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 13:27

I am trying that today out of desperation

Sweetcorn not Ripening

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 12:49

They were planted in a block as usual as I have grown them for many years. The cobs are very large and full but still no signs of turning yellow.

On the seed packet they are shown yellow in colour

Sweetcorn not Ripening

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:44

The seed was planted directly into the soil in eaqly June and yes the tassles have turned very brown, Thats why i cannot understand why they have not ripened

Sweetcorn not Ripening

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 14:36

Hello

 

I have several sweetcorn plants on my allotment they are Mr Fothergills Incredible F1 variety.

They all have really large cobs on the plants but they are not turning yellow and have been like this for the last three weeks or so. I keep trying the seed inside but only a clear liquid comes out, has anybody come across this before

petrol leaf blowers

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 14:09

Hello Alan

As an ex machinery dealer I recomend either Stihl or Husqvarna

I sold lots of these and had very little problrm. If you go to your local dealer they will set it up and demonsrate it to you

Maggots in Plums

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 13:44

Thanks for that addict as the old sayig goes you learn something new every day

Maggots in Plums

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 12:06

Good Afternoon

I have a Victoria Plum tree which produced next to no fruit last year due to the weather conditions. The previous year was very good.

This year it is hanging with fruit which is ripening nicely, I have just picked the first dozen or so and upon cutting open to destone ready for freezing every fruit had a small maggot inside and the fruit was marked near to the stone, can any body tell me

1.What these maggots are.

2. How do I stop this happening in the future

3. Is the fruit ok to eat if the affected area is cut away and disposed of

I look forward to any ideas/solutions to this problem please.

nettles

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 13:41

Wait until new growth comes through and then spray with roundup

Discussions started by ColinA

Timber cleaning

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Deviding blackcurrant bushes

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Cherry Problem

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Failed Sweetcorn

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Wash for apple trees

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Garden Bench

Wanting new slats 
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Sweetcorn not Ripening

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Maggots in Plums

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Nettle Fertilizer

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Potato Blight

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soil pests

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Cooking Oil as a greenhouse heating fuel

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Strawberry protection

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