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Strawberries - Leaves turning black and dying...

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:55

I'm wondering whether they've been frosted - we've had some very low night temperatures recently - and yet the basil looks to be ok and I'd have thought that would have suffered from frost too.

It may well be over-watering coupled with low temperatures - not many plants like having their roots cold and wet at the same time.

By the way, is that up against your house wall - doesn't it cause damp problems indoors?

Strawberries - Leaves turning black and dying...

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:48

Oh, you've done it - great! 

Strawberries - Leaves turning black and dying...

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:47

Hi Matthew - to post a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your posts, and follow the instructions ... doesn't work for some phones.

Good luck ...


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:40

If you're having problems you can contact the website team here

Of course, Moderators' time etc is limited over Bank Holiday weekends and you may not get a reply until the team are back in the office.

Hope that helps


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:28

Dd - sorry to hear about Shadow - you must be so worried - I don't know what to suggest - we used to keep sheep and our dogs never troubled them because the horned ram terrified them (he was a nasty piece of work - he broke my thumb) - it was real Aversion Therapy in action.  Can a local dog trainer offer any advice?

Primrose - speak of the Devil eh?

Muck or Magic?

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:03

The RHS link also gives a list of the garden plants that are most susceptible to the contamination, so you could start by using the manure you already have on areas where you grow plants that are less susceptible

Where can I find

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 07:57

Are you in the USA Los?   As far as I can see it's not known in the UK under that name, but if you're in the US you should be able to order it online from


Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 07:52

Well, I think it's certainly put the kybosh on his chances of a knighthood


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 07:48

Hello Susie and Oh Dear!!!    You'd better make another cuppa

  I've posted some information on your thread on how to check your manure to see if it's been contaminated with aminopyralid. Hope it helps.

Muck or Magic?

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 07:43

From what I understand that ought to be ok - the RHS link I posted gives advice about how to speed the breakdown of any contamination in stacked manure. 

There's also information here (down the right hand side panel) on how gardeners can test manure to see if it is contaminated.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

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