Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 09:43

Keep your head down Chicky - if you could use all the rain up before it gets to us I'd be very grateful   Hmm, can't make the winky smiley work

black currants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 09:01

I meant to say, a feed of potash in the late autumn may remind it that it's supposed to make flowers and fruit the following year, and some chicken manure pellets in the early spring will help to wake the bush up 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:58

Many Happy Returns Lily 

bugs on my fuschia buds

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:55

Greenfly/aphids?   I'd use a spray of mild soap solution (I find Ecover works well). 

new member just joined

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:26

Welcome 

black currants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:25

Aaaargh!  Hope you're leg's much better now.  What a horrid thing to happen, especially in the spring!!! 

Hmmm, sounds as if your blackcurrant has taken a year off - it may have been frost damage - I guess the allotment is more exposed than your garden?  Do you know the variety?  The ones with the prefix 'Ben' are more frost resistant than some others.

I think I'd give it some Fish Blood & Bone now (according to pack) water and a mulch of manure, and repeat in the autumn.  

Next spring keep an eye on the weather forecast and if there's a frost forecast at flowering time I'd drape the bushes with some fleece - that's what I did with my gooseberries this year and it worked.

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:06

Battered pots???  I prefer battered haddock 

black currants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:05

As long as you only pruned out the old wood it should have been fine.  We did get some late frosts here - what about where you are?  Did you have any frost when the bushes were flowering?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:51

Thanks Fg, you can have two croissants 

Hollyhocks

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:47

When I was very young I went to the local village

school (only 13 pupils) - a small flint building with a tarmac playground.  Every summer hollyhocks would appear growing in the cracks between the school building walls and the tarmac - they grew huge and bloomed all summer long - they never got rust - I think that the fact that there was no soil beneath them was the reason why - any spores that fell to the ground got washed away by the winter rains.  

The school looked beautiful, yellow, pink, apricot and purple single blooms against the mottled grey flint 

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