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Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 11:04

Hi, Charley - after writing a lengthy epistle, I decided to leave it to the experts:

 http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=346

 

Improving soil

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:51

This is long term I know, but in the old days when things didn't have to move at such a rapid pace, we used to grow a crop of spuds on new-build land, before giving it over to other uses.

The process (digging, mucking & hoeing) cleans and improves the soil tremendously. 

KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:36

Saw the thread title and thought 'gotta have some of this'....what an anti-climax!

Great tomatoes though....to be expected from our KEF.

Another courgette problem

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:30

Okay...new tricks time again, OL.

A dilute spray of milk has been known to be an effective treatment for mildew on courgettes (and marrows of course) but as the others have said, it doesn't harm the plants or damage the fruit.

The dilution is 1 part milk to 2 - 3 parts water. The solution is then sprayed on the plant's leaves every 10-14 days.

It works best as a preventative, rather than a cure, which makes it hard to determine whether it actually works since you don't know if your plants would have gotten it anyway.

Personally, I couldn't be ar*sed.

Quotes

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:41

As was forecast, Lilly.

It's a lovely summer evening here albeit very sultry after a very hot day...I think we are to expect the heavy rain about midnight.

Quotes

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:35

Sorry, Lily....but my previous one was Shakespeare.  

Quotes

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:17

"Stayed up until after midnight last night to watch that grand prix program on telly...what a disappointment, it was all about cars."

Mrs Brown.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:50

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0686.jpg

 

You're welcome,Annie.

 

Bad year for Impatiens?

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 06:44

I agree, Scubydoo. I've grown them for years, but the strains introduced  since the mildew fiasco just don't seem to be the same... I don't try anymore.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/003-4.jpg

 From previous years.

Quotes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 22:30

I'm mid way between Lichfield & Stafford (missionaries haven't arrived yet) so it's all a bit double Dutch to me.  

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