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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

I think my sweet peas have sunscald - what to do?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:37

The weatherman on R4 just now said that the sun is as strong in April as it is in August - not here this afternoon it isn't, but I know what he means.

The problem might have been caused by strong sunlight if the leaves were wet - it's good to water the soil rather than the plant itself. 

mystery tree

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:35
nutcutlet wrote (see)

wheat and rape not quite next door this year Dove. The rape was being sprayed this morning, the wheat yesterday

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Probably a fungicide on the rape then - try not to breath if the wind's blowing in your direction 

Tomato Black Russian?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:32

Think that agrees with what Italophile and I said   apart from adding oyster shell - it shouldn't be needed in a well-balanced commercial compost, but if making your own the addition of some ground down oyster-shell would be a good idea (available from stockists of poultry feed as Oystershell Grit).

mystery tree

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:29

We'll have to wait and see what the OP thinks or if the other photos turn up - leaves would be a help 

Do you think they've sprayed nitrogen?  It's a bit early for pesticide/fungicide - you've got wheat around you this year haven't you? 

Lawn nutrients

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:26

You need to do it when it's going to rain ....... how reliable are your forecasters? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:20

Thanks folks   ((hugs))

 

Clari - don't feed the toms yet!  and keep the compost on the dry-ish side 

How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:48
Scott Edwards wrote (see)

The thing I love about this site is the fact that its inclusive. There's gardening professionals with years of experience and knowledge that they generously share, keen amateurs like me with a passion to soak up as much garden know how as I can and folk who are new to gardening, maybe having their first garden to look after. The wonderful thing about gardening is the fact that the more you know the more you know you don't know! There's always more to discover and that's the joy of this site. 

Think we've developed into a great community - everyone's welcome and has something to contribute 

Lawn nutrients

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:46

Where abouts are you Jesse?  My farming brother told me this morning that the rain that was forecast yesterday for East Anglia this weekend is not now going to happen - if you are going to treat your grass make sure you've a back up for the watering - Hozelock do this sprinkler which is suitable and not expensive and even better, there's an offer on at the moment 

http://www.greenfingers.com/product.asp?dept_id=200782&pf_id=LS2829D 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:43
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Better than Del Boy dove! maybe it's a typo? 

Probably spell-check or something - but much better than Del Boy 

Just heard that my dear friend passed away peacefully yesterday evening - thank goodness she's free from pain now.  She leaves a huge gap in so many lives 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:41

Oooh, good luck with the organising BL - we'll try and hold on to the good weather for you - hope you get a chance to enjoy it and aren't too busy.

We'll keep an eye on your plants for you 

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