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Latest posts by fidgetbones

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.

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 11:26

If you are buying in comfrey plants, Get Bocking 14 type. it doesn't flower so doesn't spread about as much. You can get it from the  Organic Gardening catalogue.

Rhyncospermum Jasminoides

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 09:24

It will start to drop its leaves at this time of year. Have you given it enough water?

Ridding brassicas of pests

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 09:22

I wash all my brassicas in salty water before cooking, to make all the caterpillars float to surface.

If you use salt on them while they are still in the ground, you will probably kill the plant.

 If you can see caterpillars, pick them off. netting against the butterflies is the only way you will keep them free of caterpillars , unless you want to use a chemical spray. (Provado fruit and veg spray)

bean seeds

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 09:19

F1 seeds will not come true to type. If it is one of the old fashioned varieties it will be OK. As Nut says, let them go brown on the vine, then shell and keep in a dry, rodent proof place.

 Mice love these when they are stored in a paper bag in the shed. !

Preserving apple juice

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:37

You  would preserve the taste best with freezing.

 Heat sterilisation will affect the taste and vit c levels.

Ideas please -flowers for late Aug wedding

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:34

Sweet peas and dahlias and  cosmos

I blame Addict But in a nice way

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:24

Message me your address and I will send when they ripen. They are like green tomatoes at the moment.


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