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Iris corms?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:41

Best to rejuvenate Bearded Iris beds in mid-summer, just after they've flowered.  But sometimes you gotta do what you've gotta do.

Fig tree may be dying

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:16

Rust usually presents with yellow or orange spots on the leaves - did your tree have symptoms like this?

All trees have bark - the outer covering of the stem - it doesn't have to be thick and crusty to be bark.  Just scrape it very gently with your thumb nail - if it is green below the tree is alive.

How big is your fig tree?

Can you post a photo for us to see - there may be other clues which will help us. 

Last edited: 22 September 2016 16:19:10

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:10

Sweet dreams Pat 

Just had phone call from Wonky - Doc has put her on Sick Leave for a week and Light Duties Only for the next month.

Fig tree may be dying

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 15:46

Are they leaf or fruit buds?

Fig tree may be dying

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 15:33

Did you water them?  Wilting in the summer is often a sign of drought.  Mine's been getting a bucket full of water most days.  

Oh dear !

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 15:31

Not sure what could have 'flopped'  - Sedum Lime Zinger is a low-growing and spreading ground-cover sedum.  It's pretty tough - I'm sure it'll survive as long as it has good drainage and doesn't sit in a boggy spot over winter.

You could have used the bits you cut off for cuttings.  

Evergreen 4 in 1

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:21

4 in 1 is a Spring treatment - I wouldn't use it at this time of year - you don't want to be encouraging lush growth with winter on the way.

If you want to treat the lawn now I would use Evergreen 2 in 1 Autumn Lawn treatment.

picked rhubarb

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:12

Lots of tlc - mulch with manure and we'll all keep our fingers crossed 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:48

Today I have been mainly crushing grapes 

One kilo has been simmered in red wine with lemon and rosemary - now they are being strained in a jelly bag and tomorrow they will be transmogrified into Grape & Rosemary Jelly, and the other kilo will be crushed ready to be turned into Grape & Balsamic Jelly.

I need to buy more preserving sugar and jars ... I'm running out of saved small ones.  

As you say Obelixx, living with never ending renovations is very wearing (I used to be married to a builder).  Clari has enough 'stuff' impacting on her life, without renovations and car parts in every room.   I do think a bit of consideration is called for .........However, I am aware of people who think it perfectly reasonable to put car parts through the dish washer  

Last edited: 22 September 2016 13:49:51

Iris corms?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:00

They look to me like new growth from the rhizomes of your Bearded Iris - replant them and they'll grow on.

Not sure why you're digging up Bearded Iris at this time of year? 

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