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Raspberry plants dried leaves

Posted: Yesterday at 20:31

Hi everyone I planted raspberry canes last year in the lotty glen moy and joan j. Last season had a few lovely raspberries and plants looked very healthy. A couple of weeks ago some of the plants had dried leaves. Now all the plants have dried leaves and the canes looked dry and brittle. The plants are under trees at the side of the plot so not sure if that is a problem. So wondering whether I should dig them out and whether I can grow more raspberry plants there. Looked at google and thought it might be raspberry cane blight but it says that is visible in mid summer. Thanks.

starting onions leeks etc from seed,what is the process?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:03
Hi 4390evans!
I have used sets this year. But there is a really good website I have found which gives step by step advice to growing all veg. It's
Sorry don't know how to do links! But if you find the website look down page for an alphabetical list of veg. As I said I have resorted to sets as think seeds need to go in January. Good luck!

Grease bands

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 10:44
Thanks NB!

Polytunnel advice

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 14:49
Thanks for replies! We used to live in south Devon but went camping to north devon year before last...windy is not the word! Tent suffered a bit!!
So am I looking at Easter or later perhaps May?? And would you take the plastic off every winter? I think it is the proper mesh with plastic coating?

Polytunnel advice

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 09:39
Hi I have bought a polytunnel off a neighbour at our allotment do just looking for advice on what to grow and when? I have the frame in place but not put the cover on as yet as weather been bad. When should I put it on? Any advice much appreciated and any websites or book that are good. We are in the south btw. Very excited to get growing in it! Thanks!

Grease bands

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 08:11
Hi when do you put the traps in the trees? And is the spray you use organic? Thanks!

Tomato variety

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 08:02
I tried Garden Pearl and wasn't impressed with them. Agree with Verdun Gardeners Delight are very good.

Multi purpose vs seed compost for veg seeds

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 18:09

Thanks for replies. I think I'll give it a go then. Just make sure I don't soak them. It's very difficult to judge how much water...too much and there's mould and too little and it dries out and therefore no germination of seeds!

Multi purpose vs seed compost for veg seeds

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 20:57
Hello I bought seed compost this year and found it better to use. Trouble is through penny punching and a multi buy offer I've now bought multi purpose compost. Went to use it the other layer has white mould/mildew on it. So I scraped it off, filled up my seed trays, but it still stinks of mould! Is it OK to use? I want to sow some brassicas but don't want to waste my time if they won't survive. Thanks!


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:04
Hello sorry to butt in on the discussion...but I'm wanting to ask about planting garlic. I have two bulbs from Dobies (Solent White I think) which I haven't planted out yet due to various reasons. One bulb has gone soft but the other seems OK. Can I plant them now? Or is it too late? I was thinking in pots (maybe newspaper ones for ease of replanting) and put them in cold GH? Thanks! ???
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Raspberry plants dried leaves

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Polytunnel advice

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New Allotment but what to grow now?

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