Dragon 87

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plant support for crocosmia lucifer

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 11:40

Steel bars intended for concrete come in different diameters& can be bent by hand (if not too thick)

Available & affordable from Building suppliers !   Will be rusty so use good gloves ,the colour blends well ... Or paint after shaping !  

It's the same stuff thats sold but much cheaper ( cut with a hacksaw as you need it )

Talkback: Toad In A Hole.

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 21:05

I beleive that moles can sometimes pop out without leaving the traditional mound !?

so as to move around/travel @ night ! Not as though i'll stay up to see ! ... good luck 1

Talkback: Toad In A Hole.

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 20:49

When we first moved here (in france ) we were bemused by what sounded like a car alarm gone wrong !? (beep,beep,beep,beep, etc )

Toads abound & now appreciated !    (Nature)

Regards David

Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 20:37

PS  i forgot to mention that Bordeux mixture also helps with APPLE SCAB !

Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 20:33

Hi Poppy's mum.

Expert i am not !     But i understand that Peach leaf curl is caused by a virus ? spread very early in the year by cold wet rain !?   I've planted & lost grafted standard plants (good that you had fruit !)

I left them & are now growing back from the original rootstock (quite different !)...I'm waiting to see ,, but some flowers have opened....Maybe wait & see ?

Here en francais it's used as a general fertiliser e.g .   vines, & is approved as Organic   .. GUESS WHAT ?     IS GOOD FOR PEACH LEAF CURL TOO

Regards David

No flowers ?

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 19:58

P.S.....The soil is generally  on the acidic side .....And planted outside of the Laurel  leaf line .. To grow towards East/south & West ..

Ta & regards David

Good bagged compost?

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 19:47

Scary !

Any chance of posting a photo for early identification pls ?

No flowers ?

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 18:41

Hello everybody !

Could you help pls ? 

I planted a FILIPES  KIFTSGATE about 3 yrs ago for a client ..It was intended to grow around a tubular Laurel (about 3 mts in diameter) .... All seems healthy except , still no flowers !??.

I (& the Rose)    Live in the Limousin region of France. 

I would appreciate any tips or advice as this was supposed to impress !?

Regards David

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