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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 07:09

Good morning all 

Glad to hear your fathers doing well Chicky ((hugs)) and great to hear everyone else's news too ... green grass, house upgrades etc ... Sounds like everyone's been busy and I'm still catching up after our holiday. 

Are Pat and her OH better now? 


Posted: 14/09/2017 at 18:03

I think it depends a lot on the condition of your soil too ... if you've used lots of manure/leaf mould/garden compost in your garden over the years and the soil is in good heart, then the need for the addition of mycorrhizal fungi probably wouldn't be of any benefit.  If the garden soil has been uncared for and is impoverished then the use of them would seem to me to be a good idea. 

Can anyone identify this tomato-like plant please?

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 17:19

Not Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna).

Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) is a member of the Solanum family, as is tomato (Solanum lycopersicum

Last edited: 14 September 2017 17:21:07

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 16:28

It was superb Hosta 

help me

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 16:08

Oh dear   Hope you're not studying to be a member of one of the caring professions   The state of the plants in our social workers' offices lead someone to say that if they couldn't be trusted to keep a plant alive they certainly shouldn't be trusted with a child 

As has been said ... repot, take off the brown leaves, keep moist but not soggy and give it a bit more daylight ... we'll all cross our fingers. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 16:03

We've had a curry, a wonderful tagine and fantastic breakfasts with home made chilli jam 

Conifer trees

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 16:00

Sadly I don't think the brown areas will recover... conifer type trees grow from the tips and don't usually regrow from further back.  

I know that it seems that you've had a lot of rain, but my guess is that under the membrane the soil is dry and hard.

Did you improve the clay soil in the planting area by digging in organic matter like manure or garden compost?


Posted: 14/09/2017 at 15:44

This earlier thread may be of interest 

Top 1/3rd of sweetcorn has no kernels

Posted: 14/09/2017 at 15:34
scroggin says:

Agree with Dove. Also the cob you have shown looks like it was maybe left too long before picking? 

See original post

 I agree Scroggin ... or maybe suffering from too dry conditions, or both.

Corn needs lots of moisture in the soil to plump the kernels up properly.  

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