Dragon 87

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Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 15:15

I can only suggest for now that you follow the instruction for the treatment ! for your  climate/conditions !?  (early/mid summer @ the latest! )

But starting treatment  early  in the year, is best!!

HYGIENE is very important (& like Roses , clear away/burn any infected leaves & cuttings ...To prevent problems next year

Good luck David

First Time Gardener Help!

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 18:53

Hi  Lucy

CONGRATULATIONS .Hope you'll be happy in your new home (It's special)!

I can see some clearly (others not , but i doubt i would know all anyway !)..

Would later on /tomorrow be ok ? .. Unless someone can answer completely !...No probs either way !... Good luck


Posted: 01/04/2012 at 18:34

Could you "Negotiate", for a patch somewhere , to pls you both ?

Roots being pale orange/yellow in colour & surface running can be lifted (not all @ once though )..  natural where possible  !     Good luck


Posted: 01/04/2012 at 18:26

Thanks Andrew .

I do keep it short until July/August .. Then leave a little longer for moisture retention !

I keep short as it's easier to nip a little off the top regularly  ,,(i've no Grass box)..

Grass is always green again 2 days after cutting anyway ..

"The aroma is heavenly "...... Regards David

Talkback: Toad In A Hole.

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 18:16

HI Andrew .. Sorry to be a pain ,  but could also be Wasps /snakes..

I've been "had" a few times for example , by wasps, after Trimmimg around awkward areas !   

BEES GOOD !  wasps not

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 16:18

I've had one like it for a while,  by  Bob Flowerdew  GREAT ALSO  

suitable plants for a middle sized put

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 16:08

How about Runner Beans  ??  (early so protect !)   ..OR another such like !? ..&  ..Quick ! gives you time to grow another type of screen !  

Regards David

Petrol lawn mower

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 15:43

I'm no expert ..

Totally depends on your needs/budget /lawn size ?? etc

As a rule of thumb anything over 2000m2  really needs a ride-on (or half a days mowing)

Maintenance will make the difference, if you can spend a little more ?

My ride on is about 10 yrs old  but  needed new valves & Carburetor !  Now running nicely !  ( Always fingers crossed )

The engine is a Briggs & stratton ,so parts & longevity is now proven !

Most mowers are made up from different parts,  & from different manufactures !!

The choice is yours !  Hp rating for engine suggestion about 4 hp

Happy shopping /take your time & SHOP AROUND !


Posted: 01/04/2012 at 15:23

Just out of curiosity is anyone mowing yet  in the U.K. ?

I started last week ...  It's better than watching paint dry & quicker 

I'm glad i got that ride-on fixed last Autumn ~ Special thanks to Dad in law (specialist)

Regards David

Talkback: Growing citrus plants

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 13:39

Hi .. I planted an orange pip about 15 yrs ago ....Still growing & loves the sun ..

Last summer had first flowers ... After Bees covered it ... now have small fruits forming !

The fruit if anything may not come to much as the original stock was unknown

My point is that i've found them very forgiving  ..,  much light & keep scale insect @' bay with mild soap & a toothbrush ( cover the soil in pot from the cleaning solution ! )  I under water if anything!   

Just seen Monts' video ... Sage advice as always

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