Latest posts by Edd

gooseberry mildew

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:35

That is the ideal situation Verdun. I added the linked above so this could be achieved. 

Asprin is fairly new to me too but there is method in the madness. 



Bottle brush shrub

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:18

It might help to keep replenishing the ericaceous compost. Normal compost will do or a slow release feed.

Not sure how big your bush is or how big you want it to be? If pruned hard every year, the plants will grow in pots as small as 6 to 8 inches in diameter. If you plan to let the shrub grow, you’ll need a large tub.

Water young trees weekly in the absence of rain and try a 3 to 4 inch layer of light mulch Pine needles would be good.

Remove any suckers if you get them and prune in spring or late summer. 

gooseberry mildew

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 11:15

Depends if your plants need pruning.



I personally would use the spray to see how it clears up first and then if need be prune the stubborn bits.

Thinking of upsetting the neighbors?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 11:08

Neighbors are away on holiday for two weeks.   

Fritillary (Snakes Head)!!!!

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:13

Click green tree icon.

A small window will appear with two tabs showing one for (your computer) and the other for (an external site).

Hit your comp tab and then pick select. This will take you to your computer files (new small window) where you can pick your file and press ok/open. The window will close and you will see your file name appear in the box next to the select button.

Now hit the upload button. This will probably cause a error window to open (Radupload ajax callback error with lots of text). Press return or the X (top right) 

Then wait till it appears in the small window. This can take a while so be patient.

When it appears press the save button and wait again. It should appear in the reply box but again this might take time.

Some files can be too big and will need to be cropped before they will load.

Hope this helps.



Lupins laid low with infestions

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:29

If they are aphids then you already have the solution. Soapy water. No need for harmful,strong chemical pesticides.

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:26

gooseberry mildew

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:24

I use a spray of bicarbonate of soda at 5g per litre and it controls powdery mildew or spraying leaves of vulnerable plants with a 10% solution of skimmed milk and water is very effective too.

I am testing out an Asprin (acetylsalicylic acid) solution and that is working.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:05

I can safely and positively ID that mushroom as dryad's saddle or pheasant's back (Polyporus squamosus) MrsGarden.

 It causes a white rot in the heartwood of living and dead hardwood trees so I would get it eaten. They are very distinctive smelling much like watermelon rind. Tempura frying will retain some of this "watermelon" character.

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