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Clivia from seed

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 17:48

I have three large, ripe looking fruits on my Clivia which is now flowering again.Can I grow some new plants frowm these,and if so, how best to go about it ?

Seaweed

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 09:35

Thanks Jenny, Thanks Verdun - I`m onit , innit.

Seaweed

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:12

I have been in touch with the local council who are happy to turn a blind eye to the collecting of small quantities of seaweed ( they weren`t actually sure whose problem it was anyway ).I shall wash it before using it in some of the ways described above, and report on results next season - thanks again.

Seaweed

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:47

Thanks for all that.There seems little doubt that it is good stuff however it is applied and I suppose it could be added as one of the layers on the compost heap.Thanks also for the warning re legality etc. - I will ring the local council,If you don`t hear from me again you will know that I`m banged up in The Tower

Seaweed

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 14:53

Living on the coast I can easily collect seaweed - mainly brown.My father in law used to tell me that it was used a lot in the Channel Islands.How best can I make use of it, either as a plant food or soil conditioner ?

Mildew/Red spider mite

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 15:25

Thanks slaphead - will give it a go.

Mildew/Red spider mite

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 12:04

The photo looks horribly familiar and having checked the residue is powdery.It is a small house (10`x6`) with 2 cucumber plants and 5 toms. so maybe it is possible to get such extreme variations in conditions that both can thrive ? Anyway I fear the RSM more than the PM so will resume spraying to moisten the atmosphere.Thanks for your efforts

Mildew/Red spider mite

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 17:49

I`m sure of the RSM - an old adversary, as for the PM - white blotches on the leaves which definitely look fungal.

Mildew/Red spider mite

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 13:27

The cucumber plants in my greenhouse were growing well but started to develop "powdery mildew" which I was told was due to the atmosphere being too moist.I tried to increase ventilation and water carefully.I now have mildew and red spider mite which I know like it hot and dry - you see my dilemma, where is the flaw in the argument? Is there a "dry loving" form of mildew ?
Jackers

Talkback: Dealing with red spider mite

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 13:16
The cucumber plants in my greenhouse were growing well but started to develop "powdery mildew" which I was told was due to the atmosphere being too moist.I tried to increase ventilation and water carefully.I now have mildew and red spider mite which I know like it hot and dry - you see my dilemma, where is the flaw in the argument? Is there a "dry loving" form of mildew ?
Jackers
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Clivia from seed

How and when can I grow Clivia seed ? 
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Last Post: 26/02/2013 at 17:48

Seaweed

Seaweed as a plant food 
Replies: 23    Views: 1640
Last Post: 02/11/2012 at 23:41

Mildew/Red spider mite

Mildew on cucumbers 
Replies: 6    Views: 526
Last Post: 20/08/2012 at 15:25

Talkback: Dealing with red spider mite

The cucumber plants in my greenhouse were growing well but started to develop "powdery mildew" which I was told was due to the atmosphere be... 
Replies: 2    Views: 391
Last Post: 30/09/2012 at 04:37
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