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Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:34

Hmmm, must be better than I thought LOL


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:32

Help yourself Topbird - you can have a large slice as you've had a traumatic experience

Plants turning yellow

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:29

Are you letting the compost dry out between waterings?  Those plants shouldn't need watering until the soil an inch below the surface is really dry.

Also none of those need feeding very much.  When they were put in those containers the compost should have contained enough feed to last for at least six weeks.  Then  perhaps a dose of general seaweed based fertiliser in the summer would have been all I'd have given them until next spring. 

I think that a combination of over-watering and over feeding has resulted in an imbalance of nutrients in those pots.


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 18:41

Hope the shopping was successful today Verdun ...


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 18:36

The turf has soil in it, the sand has soil underneath it, the roots will pass through the sand to the soil below, worms will travel back and forth between the two and the sand will be amalgamated with the soil - it won't be a permanent layer.

How thick is the layer of sand?


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 18:34

I don't like other people's cats doing their business in my garden, as you'll see from my posts on other similar threads - however, cats don't know any better.

Properly  brought up human beings should know better than to go around deliberately upsetting people


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 18:26

When the grounds were remodelled at my old place of work the central lawn was returfed over sand.  It took quite a long while before it was firm enough to walk on, but it's turned into a good lawn.

Plants turning yellow

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 17:56

Very few diseases affect different species of plants and not many of those plants are particularly prone to insect attack  - it's far more likely to be a cultural problem.

I'd go with over-watering and possibly either under or over feeding as well.


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 17:34
Verdun wrote (see)

Steve.  Don't fall for it.  There is no cake.  There is a cruel game going on here.  I have yet to have any cake 

I'll have to bring one when we visit Cornwall


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 17:26


I've never heard the throat colour of Godwits described as crimson - I'd say it's chestnut.

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