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Slugwatch

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

They al have the breathing pore, if that's what you mean.  

Our orange/red ones are really bright coloured whereas the Spanish one is more beigey with an orange tinge.  It's back wasn't as rough and ridged as our orange ones either. 

I'm excited that we have the orange/red native ones 

Many questions about late blight?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 15:31

Last year I removed every leaflet which had blight on - inspecting and removing them twice a day - and the plants continued producing well.  And yes, if the fruits aren't affected then they're fine to eat.

Spread the plants out a bit if you can, get some air moving between them - it will help keep the leaves dry - blight loves warm damp leaves. 

Don't compost blighted plants - I bag them and bin them.

And blight is a fungal infection - it spreads by spores in the air. 

Young fig tree

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 15:27

Yes, I thought I saw some geum .....

Selling a Yew Hedge

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 15:21

I think that a mature yew hedge can add considerably to the value of a property when it's in situ.  Not sure that it's worth a lot if it's dug up. 

Young fig tree

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 15:20

Oh, why didn't I see your post until after I'd posted mine WO?  But at least we agree 

Young fig tree

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 15:18

Those ones look more like buttercups than aquilegia to me 

Aquilegia's foliage is usually much more fern-like.

Young fig tree

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:16

The leaves do turn yellow and drop if they're too dry - and they will of course turn yellow and fall in the autumn - and as Monty says, autumn's early this year.

 

I know you're going to, but I'd get those weeds cleared from around it sooner rather than later 

Slugwatch

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:15

Well, it is his birthday - you could tie them up with ribbons 

Slugwatch

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:27

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:08

Snoodle - are you still on for this?

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Slugwatch

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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