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plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 06:47

Those look more to me as if they've been nibbled - something's been nibbling around the edges, and then there's something been getting between the layers of the leaf and eating the inside - possibly one of the leaf miners - they're are quite a few types. 

Maybe you're bringing in some tiny pests along with the soil?


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 06:38

Goodmorning Hostafan   Take it steady - don't rush too much

Pretty pink sky this morning - probably means rain's on the way - I'm heading south in a bit to meet up with Bro and visiting Ma.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:23

Thanks for the ((hugs)) - very welcome

OH came home today with some bad news - the Farm Shop's regular asparagus grower had been telling us that they'd have an early crop this year as they had part of their crop under polytunnels ......... the polytunnels were blown away yesterday

So Annoyed!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:08

Roast venison?



Sorry ... I'll get my coat ........................... there are other regulars on here who have had deer problems - hopefully they'll be along soon with some helpful tips

No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:05

Do you know the varieties?  Some have larger fruit than others ...


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:04

Aww, so pretty - I've never done Easter decs, other than what I used to do in the church when I was involved there.  Don't really feel like it this year - but maybe next

plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:02

Get as much of that manure as possible onto that soil and incorporate it - it will help to improve the soil structure.  However, at 30 years old a lot of the nutrients will have been leached out of it - you will have to add nutrients as well.  I would divide your plot into 3 or 4 sections and work out a proper rotation plan (have a look here ) and then you can concentrate on improving the fertility section by section.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:55

What are they potted in?  What's the temperature in the greenhouse?  Is the compost too wet?


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:51

HB's Dinner is at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park

 Lucky Pdoc   Have a lovely time - when is it?


Liri - 'fraid I can't access that link,  but if the organist doesn't have it I'll try the sheet music shop in St George's Street, Norwich - they're very good.   Hope your mum's feeling much better soon

Now I'll try to have a proper read back ......   Ooh, Panda has internet

Foreign plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:23

I agree with Pansyface - roses developed for the Australian market are unlikely to do well in the UK.  Etoile de Hollande is a lovely rose. 

Another you might consider is Josephine Bruce - have a look here

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