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leaves turning white

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 21:09

Citrus definitely prefer a more acidic soil. You could try feeding with sequestrene. This has a form of iron the plant can take up. The calcium binds with  a  lot of elements in the soil and stops the plant using them.

Beefsteak Tomatoes diseased

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 21:04

They should be outside in a greenhouse by now. They are possibly too hot in a window.

Is this Arum Lily?

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 21:03

Arum italicum marmoratum is the garden version with the marbled leaves.


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 09:02

Stick  the head in a vase of water. I did this last week, it will still open. When it's fully open you can let the water dry up and you will have a nice seed head.

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:01

The yellow one looks like an Ixia or african corn lily.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:33

It's a three hour drive each way for me . What time are you meeting up.?

September Raspberries

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:47

Likewise, busy lizzie. My current raspberry patch is totally infested with perennial weeds, docks, bindweed etc. I think I will start a new patch , dig this lot out and give it a blitz to clear the land out and start again.

Raspberries are my favourite fruit. So I want suggestions for good varieties to give me continuity from as early as poss to late as poss.

Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:34

I'm using Levington Pro  M3.

It is peat based and intended for nurseries.  Its lovely stuff.  For some things that like sharper drainage I mix with fine grit.

I've stopped using compost with recycyled rubbish in. I got fed up with lumps of wood and the odd nail, not to mention shards of pottery and glass. I object to having to sieve it before use, surely they should do that on an industrial basis before it is bagged.?

I agree with you, Frank, I spend too much on seeds to lose them with poor compost.

September Raspberries

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:34

I've got raspberries that roam. The roamers do better than the ones in the rows. Twice a year fruiting, first in Autumn, or into November last year, and then again on the same canes in June. I cant remember the variety, and they were only in the catalogues one year. big fruit, and the canes are currently at 8ft.


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:28

Where abouts in Derbyshire,  Clarington?

Weird thing.. I just emptied a watering can and it rattled. When I investigated further, I found a pair of reading glasses(not mine) folded up inside.

I know he likes to inspect everything but.....

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