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Posted: 14/05/2016 at 18:30

You're doing the right thing. If the red patch gets larger instead of smaller and it feels very hot, it may be infected, in which case see G.P.. You can tell if it is getting bigger by holding a clear piece of plastic over it and drawing on it with a felt tip. Compare the size of red patch a couple of hours later. Scratching it can cause infection

Fruit trees

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 10:11

Too late if the leaves are already curled. You have to cover it as the leaves are coming out and protect from rain which encourages the spores.

When tulip are done...

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:40

My bulbs are between perennials. The perennials expand to fill the gap letting the bulbs die down naturally. Any gaps at the moment are filled with self seeding forgetmenots. When they start to look tatty, I pull them out and fill any remaining gaps with annuals that are currently in the greenhouse. I usually manage to accidentally dig up or put a fork through bulbs at that point.

How many colours of kerria?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:20

I can't see that photo, buttercupdays.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 23:56

Good Morning, Pat. A frost is forecast here too. Its dropped cold in the last few hours.

anyone know if this are hybrids?

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 17:41

No is the short answer.

Marketmore is an old cucumber that is usually grown outside.

Canteloupe Hales best jumbo dates back to 1924, and is a heritage variety, seed guardians grow it on and distribute seed.

old varieties of tomato, especially heritage types are not usually hybrids.

F1 hybrid seeds are usually expensive because the cross between two specific parents has to be made each time, to give hybrid vigour.

Tomatoes such as Sungold are F1 hybrids. 10 seeds to a packet.

How do I make raised beds

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 13:34

I wouldnt put hard core on the bottom if you are growing veg.

Cephalaria gigantia in a narrow bed

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 13:32

It will overhang the path. It needs a 3 ft spread at least

Anaglyptus mysticus

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 09:37


I thought you had made that up. I was accused of making up Amaranthus hypochondriacus, last year when my sister in law asked what the red tasselly things I had in some vases were.

Any ideas?

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 09:30

Woolmans have an offer on crysanthemum plugs, suitable for cutting

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