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Moving a log pile

Posted: Yesterday at 11:30

I'd do it now victoria, nothing will be hibernating, and as long as it's in a quiet semi sheltered place it should be fine. I've seen that advice about the bottom layer as well. Apparently it's more beneficial to various beetles. If you have some leaves in Autumn, a covering of leaves adds to the diversity and shelter. As for building it I stack my pile and layer sticks in between the logs. It's always filled with creepy crawlies.

Red Peppers

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 16:51

Feed with tomato feed instead of miracle grow which is a high nitrogen feed. You need a high potash feed like tomorite.

Honeysuckle buds dry + brown

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 10:48

What you describe is usually down to lack of water Monika. You say it's well watered and it's in a trough. Containers of any description dry out quicker than the soil, and honeysuckle like a cool root run with plenty of moisture at the roots, a bit like clematis. I'd suspect it not wet enough. A good drench of 4 gallons initially, then 2 gallons every week in a weekly drench should sort it out. Honeysuckle can cope with greenfly attacks if they're in good shape, and mildew/blackspot and the other usual ailments if they're kept moist.

Rose blooms

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 10:27

Yarrow, I use generic rose feed from Wilko. A generous handful in spring tickled into the soil and watered in, then a small handful after the first flush of flowers, leave it for 4 -- 6 weeks then another small handful. It's all I use in my, and in clients gardens. Container grown roses get the same treatment. A balanced rose fertilizer is all that's needed. If you feed too much you get lots of green growth and fewer flowers, so it's steady feeding really.  In late winter a good mulch of FYM is beneficial as well.

Tomato leaf problem

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 17:02

Looks like leaf scorch. Try not to get water on the leaves when watering them.

Tomato plant maintenance

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 17:00

No just stop them if outside.

Found down a well.

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 15:08

I think it's an old fashioned Bain Marie.

Tomato plant maintenance

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 15:03

If your'e growing outside Meomye, then it's normal to stop them at 4 trusses. In GH you stop at 6. You can feed them now as well if small fruit has formed.

Is it too late?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 10:33

Not too late, they'll just flower later and for less time.

Sad looking honeysuckle

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 10:03

They look too dry, drench each one with 2 -4 gallons each and water once a week with 2 gallons. They'll recover quite quickly.

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