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Tomato blight treatment help

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 16:33

I agree Steve - no way I'd spray food I was about to eat.  And anyway, fungicides are preventatives, not cures - once the blight has taken hold it's there. 

Some blights can be controlled by removing (and burning) all affected leaflets as soon as you spot a blemish - when mine had blight I inspected the plants three times a day and removed the leaflets as soon as I spotted something.  We still got a reasonable crop of tomatoes.

Cutting from St James Park

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:22

Fingers crossed


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:12

Same here Fairy - like my feet on terra firma, even if it's high up 

Cutting from St James Park

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:08

Have a look at the posts on this thread too

Cutting from St James Park

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:03

It looks like one of the aeoniums - possibly aeonium swartkof

  Let the compost dry out a bit and put it somwhere where it gets bright light but not scorching sunlight. It'll need to be somewhere frost-free in the winter.


Tomato blight treatment help

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:14

Can you upload the pics to a photo-hosting site and then post the links?

Tomato blight treatment help

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:49

To post pictures on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post - afraid it doesn't work for iphones ........ yet.

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:48

My first car was a pale blue Austin 1100 I bought it in late 1970 and it cost me £100 taxed MOTd and ready for the road.  

Goat willow tree: to prune or not to prune

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:12

Up to you of course, but if you prune severely you'll end up with loads of water shoots and a sort of untidy lollipop/pollard effect.

I took notice of the aboriculturist I employed because he came highly recommended, was properly qualified and knew what he was doing.  He lifted and thinned the crowns of our large ash trees four years ago - there've been no new branches grow out from where the branches were reduced which is what happens when this is done wrongly and he has not had to come back to do more work.  I have however recommended him highly to friends.

As a farmer's daughter I've watched farmers and farmworkers pollarding, coppicing, pruning etc all my life and have seen what happens when differents regimes are followed. 

However, to be honest, unless I'd got several acres and had room for lots of trees, I wouldn't waste the limited space in my garden on a goat willow.  It'll seed everywhere and while they can look fantastic en masse around watermeadows etc they're hardly a beautiful tree in isolation, especially when hacked about.


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 10:39

It's gardening as keeps us so young looking ......... Colin's probably a sprightly 95

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