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Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 20:01

I've had one pop up in the new flower bed. Out, pot, out.

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 19:50

If you let it flower, it will still spread even if it is a container. The seeds go everywhere.

 I cut mine from a watermeadow near the trent. It gets flooded each winter, and then grows like billyo.

when to add compost

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 13:20

Thats ok, provided the soil is wet when you apply it. You can spread compost anytime from now, unless the soil is bone dry.

Ridding brassicas of pests

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 12:27

My kindle does the same thing. Its supposed to save time. I spend more time correcting than typing.

Nettle Fertiliser

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 12:20

Liquid fertiliser spread on veg patch now will just wash out with the winter rains.

 Save it in old 2Litre  pop bottles, which will cope with any fermentation which might take place. store in a cool place and use next spring. Excellent stuff to give spring cabbages a boost in March.

Ridding brassicas of pests

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 12:10

Sprouts shouldn't need fleece. They like it cold,the flavour improves after frost.

I use netting for pigeons year round, but the butterflies wriggle through the netting. If you cut off any tatty leaves, give a high nitrogen feed , they will produce more good leaves.

 You have to use fine mesh to keep butterflies off.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 12:03

 Verdun, Do you keep sedum cutting in the greenhouse over winter?. I always split/take irishmans cuttings in Spring. I also found three seedlings growing this year as I don't deadhead until spring.  They are now flowering in 3 inch pots. When they die down I was going to send them for the Station project.

Oak Tree

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 11:59

Did it get too dry? That could cause premature leaf fall.

 The blackmould does not sound good though. I would spray with a fungicide, such as one sold for blackspot on roses.


Posted: 15/09/2013 at 11:55

Just something  I saw in the paper.  One of thos B......s in Parliament I think.

 Dont take sleeping tablets with Senokot. 

 (Hope you're not preparing Dinner, Nut)


Lobelia fountain and bush

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 11:51

I think they are annual bedding lobelia. When they get tatty, chuck them out and start with fresh plants and compost next year.

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