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When is the best time to prune a plum tree?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 20:30

June is the best time to prune plums...the fact is that leaving open cuts when the trees are not in full growth leaves them open to a disease called 'silver leaf'.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 18:26
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 Charlie's Angel

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:56

Louise  - I reckon every couple of days, but I guess it depends how many slugs you’ve attracted.  It doesn’t take long before it starts to pong and the whole things becomes quite revolting!

fish,blood and bone use as additive to compost for potting on tomatoes.

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:51

Wouldn't do it, MJ. BF&B added this way would result in too much lush growth at the expense of setting fruit.

There is sufficient feed in your MPC to last until they need feeding proper with a weekly high potash feed.......this should start when the first truss of flowers has set fruit.

Growing from seed

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 11:17

Glad you're getting this useful info, little bee.

I would just add that each beetroot seed contains about 4 potential seedlings. So to avoid overcrowding & unnecessary thinning out later...sow just one seed per module. 

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:57
KEF wrote (see)

Happy belated birthday David

Snot belated, tis today!

Btw, the mother of my kids and moi are being taken out for a meal at lunchtime...BOGOF.

Damping-off

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:56

Yes, that must be a pain, chicky, but you're quite right, stagnant water isn't helpful.

Us old gardeners used to rely on Cheshunt Compound to treat damping-off, but of course is no longer available under current regulations, although there are alternatives.

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:24

Can I tag on to this thread? It's my burfday today.

Damping-off

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:22

It’s that time of year again when we have to face the dreaded damping-off issue, a particularly difficult time for beginners to gardening.

Damping off — is a horticultural disease caused by numerous fungi and other pathogens, they can move through an entire tray of seedlings in a matter of days. It is probably the single biggest problem for gardeners who start their seedlings indoors.

Four facts that may help:

 Don’t water too frequently:

Ensure adequate air circulation:

Maintain correct temperatures: Allowing plants to become either too hot or too cold can increase vulnerability to damping off.

Use only sterile compost.

Hope this is helpful.

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