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Why is my Mock Orange Dying

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:44

How much water?  I'd be giving  shrub planted last April/May at least a bucket full of water every other day in my free-draining loam; every day in hot spells if the soil felt dry. 

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:39

Nut   lots of chuckling going on here 

Brambles and weeds

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:37

Glyphosate-type weedkillers are most effective if they are applied to the parts of the plant in active growth - i.e. the growing tip and young leaves - these will quickly absorb the active ingredients and pass them back to the roots - by the time the top growth has turned brown and died the roots will be dying too - that is the time to cut back the top growth and dig up the roots. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:28

Well, the h****w**k has been done - spare bed made up and everything neat and tidy.  Garden watered and relatively tidy too   I don't know what you lot are on about - something called r a i n   ???

Feet are up now until supper time - I'd better have a look around here and see what's been going on 

I've got Mr Poitier taped  

short sweetcorn

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:03
treehugger80 wrote (see)

i'm growing two varieties (on opposite sides of the plot so they hopefully wont cross pollinate) ....

 Cross-pollination won't be an issue unless you want to save seed for next year.

treehugger80 wrote (see)

i'm growing two varieties (on opposite sides of the plot so they hopefully wont cross pollinate) ones a standard F1 the others are called 'double standard'. both are the same size, one grown in the ground the other in a 4 inch high raised bed. last years were all grown in 8 inch high raised beds, so I thought moisture wouldn't be a problem?

 

Forester2 wrote (see)

Mine are about 5ft, tasseled and showing a few cobs, but the mini pop are showing no sign of tassels even though they are nearly 5ft tall.  Never grown mini pop before.  Is anyone else?

I've not grown Minipop or any baby corn, but I understand that it doesn't need pollination, so presumably there's no need to worry about tassels 

http://www.seedaholic.com/sweetcorn-minipop-f1.html 

Why is my Mock Orange Dying

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:57

How was the planting site prepared and how much has it been watered?  This has been a very warm summer .... so far 

Nasturtiums

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:34

Jane Grigson is also a food hero of mine - and given the choice of free capers or free nasturtium seeds, I'd choose the capers - but I don't turn my nose up at free food.

I also love the leaves in salad, and they're superb in  sandwich with some slices of salami   I love that mustardy bite 

Plant identification - please help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:32

Leycesteria Formosa - https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1149 

If it's getting too big you can cut it right down to the ground and it will re-shoot 

Rotting courgettes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:53
Lyn Plant-Wells wrote (see)

I have 2 courgette plants in my tiny veg plot and the majority of the veg are going brown on the tips before they are properly formed. ....Help!

I blame the Darleks   You need a Sonic Screwdriver 

lawn help!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:35

That link doesn't work 

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