Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Mystery brassica pests.

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 13:59

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 13:53


I'm back from the GP ... BP not as good as last time but not horrendous ... hopefully now I can be a bit more active, and when my son's house move is over and we've had our holiday the BP may go back down again ..............  I've got blood checks in November so they'll check it again then ... 

Green cherry tomato

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 11:02

Maybe a garage with a leanto greenhouse on the side?  

Kilmarnock willow

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 10:38

Oooh, what a bargain!!!!  I'd rather have a mulberry than a Kilmarnock willow any day.

Lucky lucky you 

Green cherry tomato

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 10:35

I've topped my outdoor tomatoes now ... so they concentrate on the trusses that are already formed ... but I wouldn't remove any flowers.

There's loads of time for your tomatoes  to ripen ... they'll carry on until the first frosts.  Patience 

Dying Roses

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 10:28

Have you recently moved to this garden?  The soil around your roses looks very poor and sour ... signs of moss and algae on the soil and rose stump and blackspot on the leaves and stems.

The young growth may well have been damaged by the over-application of spray, particularly in bright sunlight.

The soil in this garden needs lots of mulching with organic matter to get it back into good heart.  

Is my pear tree sick?

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 10:19

What proportion of the tree leaves look like those in your photo?

Can we see a pic of the whole tree?

Scrub clearance

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 10:13

Then I'd get someone in with a bushwhacker to take the top off everything but leave about 12" of growth 

give it a few days until you see fresh growth then spray with a brushwood killer containing glyphosate ... leave it for four weeks or until all growth is brown and dead 

then get the mini-digger in to clear the dead stumps away.

As has been said ... not a job to be rushed ... after clearing there'll be weed seeds sprouting ... they'll need spraying off too

I don't think you'll be sowing anything until the spring if you're wise

Last edited: 07 August 2017 10:15:19

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 10:00

Right, getting myself organised for visit to Practice Nurse for BP check ... not expecting great things as my exercise regime has been somewhat curtailed recently ... the best laid plans etc .......

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