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Latest posts by Fleurisa

What to do with downy and powdery mildew patch?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 13:10

Looking on the internet there is no mention of curcurbit downy mildew in the UK but it is a problem in the USA. Mildew is an airborn fungus. Planting on a hole filled with well rotted cow manure and watering lots during dry spells reduces the risk of powdery mildew

Update on last year's tomato problems

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 11:58

My mum has lost her sense of smell, which impacts on her sense of taste too

rain and then a reminder

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 11:54

You could sort out your seed tin while it's raining

chillie id?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 11:52

There are absolutely loads of different chilli varieties out there. It looks like orange will be the ripened colour

Update on last year's tomato problems

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 11:50

How often did you feed them? It is recommended to feed tomatoes every 10 - 14 days, over feeding gives you tasteless tomatoes.


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:26

I would guess that they were too dry during the hot period we had

What peas are the best

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 13:21

Sugar snap peas are nice and sweet, if you let them go too far you can still pod the peas, you need to cover your peas with fine mesh or fleece when they are flowering and the moth is about (late June to August)

Broad bean burn?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 13:12

I've noticed brown looking broad bean fields but I hadn't got close enough to see that they had been burnt. Very strange


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:34

Verdun, I really like the imperata...jap blood grass, what kind of conditions does it like best. I'm guessing partial shade/sun and not to dry

Sawfly -Gooseberries

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:25

They pupate in the soil overwinter so you need to try and kill them off in the soil too, the nematode you spray on them can also be watered into the soil

Discussions started by Fleurisa

Unidentified Plant

Plant with furry red stems 
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Arley Hall and Gardens

Garden Festival 
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Cat sick of catnip turns to cannabis

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Bug Hotel

I'm making a bug hotel 
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