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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 22:04

Hi Bekkie, from what I've read I'd treat it a bit like Purple Sprouting Broccoli - there's a pic here of what it should look like when you pick it  http://www.diggers.com.au/shop/product/S2972/BROCCOLI%20KAILAAN.aspx 

leaf curl on fruit tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:57

 Hurrah - they'll do much better.  In the autumn  give them a good mulching of well rotted farm yard manure (don't let it touch the trunk) and in the spring give them a good feed of Fish Blood & Bone (as directed on the packet).  A bit of tlc is all they need 

Purple/black spots on honeysuckle foliage

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:46

Just give it plenty of water to make sure the roots are damp and cool - it will recover 

leaf curl on fruit tree

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:38

If there are no aphids then I suspect drought.  The trees are planted very close to the fence and are therefore likely to be in a rain shadow, and the lawn is also very close to the trees and will be robbing them of the moisture and nutrients they need. 

I would clear as much of a circle of bare soil around the trunks as you can - a circle with 1m diameter would be good - that way there's no competition for moisture or nutrients from the grass.  

In the meantime I'd give each tree 3 buckets of water tomorrow and again on Wednesday and again the following weekend, and continue with the watering until autumn and the leaves fall. 

What feeding and mulching have they had?

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:02

Well, finches tend to live in little flocks - I expect he's glad he's found some friends 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:38

That'd be good Panda - I'll PM you 

new flower spikes on verbascum?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:36

I don't deadhead verbascums because mine grow side shoots from lower down on the flower stem - I'd hate to cut them off - and  I also think they look better with the old flower spike still on while the side shoots are flowering.

Grey Squirrel

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:31

Their parents probably told them not to accept sweeties from strangers 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:29

If they had some down or better still, little stubby feathers, they could have been hatched up to a week before you saw them   

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:28

Most building and fencing timber is impregnated with preservatives - you wouldn't want that in your garden soil. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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