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Can I halt the spread of powdery mildew on my sweet peas?

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 14:15

I just pick off any ropey looking leaves hct and put them in the green waste collection rather than my own compost. As addict says sometimes it's humidity that causes issues as there's always a bit of congestion around the base of the plants once they get going, especially if you have them in pots.


Posted: 04/08/2013 at 14:04


Maud- at least jam making might be easier on the back!  But then you'll have to make scones to use it up....

Tina - that Verd's a useful sort now and  again, isn't he?

He will want payment in cake though...

Green Ripple Ivy

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:06

Think Gloire de Marengo is slightly less vigorous James, but will still get bigger than the fence anyway so you'll still need to trim it.

Think you're right wb. I've always used a bit of wire or mesh on fences to get ivy going on them initially. Once they're going they seem fine.


Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:47

You're there now Tina- I just posted on it. If you don't refresh the pages they don't work so still on the blink. Don't think anything will happen before tomorrow- it's obviously something requiring a techy's expertise..

Tina you'll have to save money on the plants-  because you'll need it for more fish food! 

Forum up the creek

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:43

If we don't complain Tina we will get ignored. Sign of the times generally I think - he who shouts loudest is the one who gets heard. Otherwise you just get stuck at the end of the queue. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:28

That's a beautiful poppy Stacey. My favourite colour for the garden. You have a great project there with the garden room - could have done with one of those when mine were young! 

The ferns will be lovely there- things like Dicentras and Hostas will be good too, and if you like a 'jungly' feel with some big foliage, Fatsia would be great. The children would like that!

Forum up the creek

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:16

I use hot threads or followed threads and do much the same as you Dove. It's very annoying though. Gave up last night.


Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:08

Just pray for rain then Verd...


Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:06
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Good morning all - think we're going to have to be very patient with this Forum today  Let's hope the techie team don't live in Scotland - Monday's a Bank Holiday up there 

Is it?? No one told me Dove!! Makes no difference- we work them anyway 

Reasonably bright just now- cloudy and sunny. Lots of rain overnight. Need to go for more screws first and to GC for some netting to hold my lovely manure along the edge of boundary where the hedge will go in later. Will get more done outside I hope, still plenty of painting to do etc, and will maybe try and tackle the laurel again if my back will stand it. Should get started on levelling ground for the shed to be moved. That'll be fun 

Dove-I will go in and out the GC with my eyes averted! 

KEF- don't work too hard now 

Have a good day all.

Bargain corner plants

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 08:49

Hi Tattiana, hope you're getting on well with the project! The Black Steel hydrangea will just need the same treatment as the other one -it just refers to the colour of the stems. I'd cut off anything that looks ropey and as you say , re pot and give a little tlc. Ditto the clematis. They may just have wanted rid of the Acer to make way for other stuff coming in. If there's no obvious signs of disease I'd do the same with it. If you can get the clematis and hydrangeas into the ground it would benefit them but I understand it may not be possible just now so as big a pot as you can get them into give them a good chance of building up for next year. I've got two clematis in pots for the moment and they've been there for a couple of months and doing well. Hydrangeas are pretty tough so they should be fine.  I'd just deadhead the others - the Leucanthemum will be finished flowering- and remove any obvious damaged foliage etc, repot and see what happens!  As you've said - if one or two don't make it, you've still got some great bargains 

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