Latest posts by Fairygirl

poorly euonymus

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 20:06

Frost probably. Variegated shrubs of any kind tend to be a bit more susceptible, especially if it comes after new, soft growth. Mine  always get a bit frosted through winter.  I just nip the dead stuff off once it warms up. 

The other possibility is animal pee or weedkiller drifting onto it. 

Tomatoe plant dead

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 19:58

It'll all be fine Sam...you'll be chomping on those toms before you know it...

compost dilema

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 19:57

Oh, I think that's a certainty, Dove....

Pyracanthea Slow Growth

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 19:55

The flowers are great for bees too Sal. 

Yes - the close up helps - I'd still say that was a lily. Might be worth moving that somewhere more suitable 

Tomatoe plant dead

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 19:51

I know it's tempting to start sowing seeds because everyone is desperate for winter to be over and spring to arrive, especially as temps were higher in March in many places, but unless you have a greenhouse to shift them into, it's simply not worth it. Fluctuating temperatures are always a big issue with tomatoes, and until they're steady enough, and warm enough overnight, you  have to keep them protected. It's why we don't generally try and grow them outdoors up here - too cool at ntight.

We've all done it - in some form or another - longing for winter to be gone and to watch our seedlings crack on and produce flowers and fruit...but it's these drawbacks which we learn from - hopefully!

Gardeners are eternal optimists - 'there's always next year' is our motto  

compost dilema

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 19:29

I don't think Alvina is actually interested inthe same things we are Dove...if you catch my drift....and her other posts....

compost dilema

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 17:49

Nobody's 'dumping garbage' - this thread is about composting. I think you're reading something into this that isn't there. 

If you read the thread from the beginning , you'll discover more about the process. Many of us do it and we don't normally put plastic into our compost bins .... 

Some advice for my recently seeded lawn please

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 17:40

Don't want to disillusion you, but if you're having building work done, you'd have been better leaving the grass till after it's finished....

I'd agree with Dave though - you may have to repair the areas which haven't been firmed enough, it's too late to really alter that much, so filling in any dips later when it all settles would be the best way to go.

You can use seed for shade, and it often works reasonably well, but be prepared to work quite hard if you want it to look decent, and that might be difficult if you have dogs going on it. Whatever grass seed you use, use it on the whole garden, not just one area, so that it blends. It won't look right otherwise as you'll have different areas of 'green'. 

Pyracanthea Slow Growth

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 17:27

As has been said - they grow more slowly than annuals and weeds! It looks a nice healthy plant, but it'll take  a while to establish and put on some growth. 

The plant behind looks like it could be a lily. A stray bulb....Can't see it terribly well though.  

Brown spots on tomato leaves

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 17:09

I wouldn't worry too much then Pete. If the plants are doing well otherwise, then it shouldn't bother them. 

If you have high temps, but also some rain, ventilation/air flow is important too, for the health of the plants. We got to 16 degrees  here today where I live (Scotland) and with little wind so it was lovely. That passes for hot for me! 

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