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Strawberries have mystery holes in leaves

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:52

It looks like some sort of bacterial or fungal thing to me - there's all sorts of things about this year following such a mild winter.  I'd remove the affected leaves and burn them.

Don't fertilise too much - it makes soft growth and the leaves are therefore more susceptible to such things.

ID please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:50

Brilliant!  Thanks Panda 

ID please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:18

A friend has this growing in her garden - does anyone recognise it?  

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47571.jpg?width=350

 Is it a Knapweed?

Moulds or liner?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 14:21

We've found using a liner to be far and away the best solution - we've been able to incorporate a sloping area to enable wildlife to enter and leave the water safely.  Hedgehogs drink from the pond and can get out of the water easily; birds use the shallow area for bathing.  

We've also been able to make the pond the size and shape we wanted.  We found this site very helpful  http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/thingstodo/inaweekend/put-in-a-pond.aspx.

Rather than edge the pond with rocks we laid turf over the edges and down to the water level.  This has resulted in a very natural looking pond.   

Remember that having lots of marginal plants will make the pond look smaller;  we are glad that we made the pond a bit bigger than we originally planned.

As I think you know, we made this pond earlier this spring.

 

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47567.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Raindrops in the pond.

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:11

David that looks great - shall I put the kettle on about 3.30 

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:07

Take a doughnut with you Sweetpea, but mind you hide it from Verdun! 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47564.jpg?width=201&height=250&mode=max

 

This forum

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:46

   

Celebration cake this afternoon anyone ?

Mimulus 'Jelly Bean White

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:45

Sara, I've not grown this one, but from the information here  http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=2553  it looks as if it is perfectly suitable for growing in a container.

I hope that's helpful 

Aphids

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:25

Fantastic!  That looks promising 

New Veg Bed

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:00

My concern would be regarding the weedkiller part of the treatment - I've no idea how long it remains active - it might be an idea to try sowing some cheapish seeds - radish, lettuce etc and see what happens. 

Do you still have the packet the treatment came in?  Does it have contact details for the manufacturer's customer service dept?  I think I'd contact them and see what they advise.  

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