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Blight

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 11:53

Sarpo series potatoes show great resistance to potato blight.

They can be grown at the side of blighted potatoes and be unaffected.

I have blighted Lady Baldwin, and totally unaffected Sarpo mira

Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 07:27

The buffy balls that I have are all round. The crown prince started round then went flat and bluish instead of cream. Both are f1 hybrids so I wouldn't expect true from second generation. It's getting late so I would pinch out all the tips.

Comfrey

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:52

to take cuttings

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http://www.allotment-garden.org/comfrey/propagating-comfrey.php

I have a pamphlet somewhere written by Lawrence Hills, who developed Bocking 14.

It had a breakdown of which comfrey clones were best for fertiliser.

I have collected comfrey from the flood plain at the side of the Trent. If there is nowhere near you that you can collect it, I would always recommend the sterile clone Bocking 14. If you grow a clone that flowers, make sure you cut off flowers before they form seed, otherwise it spreads all over the garden.

Comfrey

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:56

You can get cuttings of Bocking 14 comfrey from the organic gardening catalogue.

This has the advantage of having no flowers and so will not seed about.  It is one of the best types for making comfrey tea or compost.

Lots of new plants to learn about

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:46

I think the first one is a grevillea, its the curled flower form I recognise.

No idea about the others , sorry.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:44

Trebah is gorgeous. I always expect dinosaurs to rear up from the giant gunneras and tree ferns.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:05

You are so lucky living in kingswinford with Ashwood  nurseries on you doorstep. I'd never be away.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:58

Were you the one who asked me if I knew what the tree in the corner was?

(I didn't)

Composting

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:40

Compost bins are fine. If you have a lot of stuff to compost, you can use the 1 tonne size builders bags with a piece of cardboard or carpet on top.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:06

As well as the open day, they will take a group around by appointment.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 23:04

white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 21:33

fungi identification please

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Last Post: 15/08/2014 at 13:16

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:03

squash crown prince

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Last Post: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:01

SEED COLLECTION AND STORAGE PRIOR TO SWAPPING

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 00:53

Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 16:33

Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 07:13

ladybirds mating?

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 20:16

Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 19:22

Identification needed

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