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Urgent Olive tree help please!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:26

Hi Alan - I'm going to PM you - check in a few mins!!!

Broad Beans

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:23
kiwiflyer wrote (see)

Yes thank you Dovefromabove, you suggested starting a new topic for this one, so I took your advice and moved it here.

 Great Kiwiflyer   Just wasn't sure if you'd seen it - sometimes new members mislay their posts 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:34

OL - he reported it to the bank who are dealing with it; they told him to go to his nearest police station and make a statement - he's a couple of hundred miles from home on business so he popped into the local cop shop this morning.  

They weren't interested, they were actually quite rude and said that how did they know he'd not been in Cyprus?  that's what you get when you go travelling abroad!!! (he hadn't) and that they ought to be able to charge for doing things like that!!!  

Son politely pointed out that he already pays the police to do their job and took name, rank and number!  A complaint will be made!!!

help a new gardener with beetroot problems?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:28

I would take all the badly affected ones off - any that have a small affected area I would tear out the affected bit so that there is still some leaf left to function.

Give the beet a good watering if you're like us and have had a hot and dry few days 

Urgent Olive tree help please!

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:22

Could the poorly one have been where it caught a chilly wind from the east?

Broad Beans

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:20

Hi, I found your question yesterday and answered it here 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:17

Verdun  Fortunately son checks every day - it could have been awkward if he'd not spotted it immediately as he's travelling away from home on business and if they'd emptied his account ...... 

He's had so much go wrong just recently including two separate prangs to his car, both while parked in car parks so police don't want to know although he has witnesses - one was an uninsured driver but the police don't even want to know how the uninsured driver got to and from the car park??? 

help a new gardener with beetroot problems?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:11

Hi Greenmillie and welcome

The grubs of leaf mining beetles are doing that - they live between the upper and lower surfaces of the leaves - little blighters.

I'd remove the affected leaves and burn them to stop them spreading.  In future you should find that growing beet under a fleece cloche will stop the attacks.

I hope that helps.  Good luck. 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:07

You can order it online nowadays OL -  search for  avon skin so soft mosquito on Amazon.

Love sweet williams 

A couple of rose questions

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:03

They both look fine - no need to worry.

On the Happy Returns rose - that's just new growth.  Modern shrub roses are unlikely to sucker, and that's not sucker growth anyway.  

On the Aldi Special   That's just growing too -  it's happy and is going to flower soon - enjoy.  When the flower is over you can deadhead it by cutting that stem back by about one third.

You might need to move that sedum 

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