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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:10

Hi blackest - good to see you 

Soil

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 09:47

Hi Akka and welcome 

What sort of hedge was it?  Some will grow again from roots left behind, some won't.

Bolting rubarb

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 09:44

If the plant has tried to run to seed it will have used up a lot of energy from the crown, so I would reduce how much you take and don't take any stalks after the end of June.  This will enable the crown to build up strength for next year.

Rhubarb crowns sometimes bolt because they were stressed in the previous year, either by drought or over cropping. 

If you give it a bit of tlc as Obelix has advised it'll be fine again for next year. 

Spinach pest or disease

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:47

I think we may see early infestations of aphids of all types after such a mild winter - it could possibly be woolly aphid, although not the usual type of plant to get this.  I would pick off the affected leaves  and this should prevent the problem spreading.

If it's only a mild infestation I wouldn't worry about cooking them either - you can soak them in salted water to kill off the aphids and the leaves will be fine to use then. 

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:29

I think there's every likelihood of that Verdun - I'll guarantee that even with the Weed & Feed, I'll have more dandelions than you 

Pot up seedlings

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:27

Yes, sounds like you've got the right idea 

And when potting up handle the seedlings by the leaves, not the stalks 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:24

Good morning KEF - sounds like a lovely day you've got planned 

Decision of the day

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:20

The weather man (and it was a chap I listened to on R4 on Saturday morning) promised me that we would have heavy rain yesterday and last night, so on Saturday I treated the front lawn with Weed & Feed - have we had any rain?  Have we heckaslike  

I've done everything I know to make it rain.  I've hung a load of jeans on the line and left them out overnight.  I've watered all the pots.  I've had the car cleaned. Not a drop has fallen from the sky  

Shall I set up the sprinkler on the lawn this morning and water the treatment in, or will that be a waste of a precious resource as it's bound to rain later .........

 

Holes on Rhododendron leaves

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:11

Possum, can you post a pic on here to show us the damage - can't remember whether you've posted pics on here before - if you haven't and don't know how to do it give us a shout 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 07:59

Good morning Clari 

I watered all my pots too, and lots of newly planted plants - bright sunshine here at the moment - but there is some cloud to the west  - shall I get the jeans in off the line?  Shall I put another load in the machine?  Shall I get the sprinkler set up on the front lawn?  Decisions, decisions, decisions ................. 

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