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Posted: 14/06/2013 at 10:10

Not yet.

Roosters are a main crop and take 18-20 weeks to mature. Keep earthing up as they grow.

Planting a hedge - help!

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:11

Not only that, they do have a habit of turning brown and as a result look a mess. A conifer hedge; I definitely won't choose to plant.

Beetroot Problems

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 14:26

I've never had this problem but if the roots are not swelling, the plants may be under stress - drought/cold spell etc.

In dry conditions, water every 2 weeks.

Yellow tomato and pepper leaves

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 09:05

Other reasons could be disease or just general lower leaf old age. I don't use this method - as a matter of interest, do you enrich or change the soil which is under the gravel ?

Yellow tomato and pepper leaves

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 08:48

@SW2 For me, these pots don't look big enough for tomato plants. Yellow leaves can be one sign that the plants nutrients are running out. I'd pot on to 10l florist style flower buckets. Very cheap to buy.

Aloe Vera Plant Dying

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 22:54

Check to see if there is the start of a good root system for starters. I don't know how long this cutting has been in the pot for, but usually once separated from the mother plant it is watered then left for 3 weeks. This encourages the plant to put out a strong root system. So, if there is, but you don't think it's pot bound, where the roots are wrapping themselves around the base of the pot. In which case, will need repotting.

Then the thin leaves could be caused by not being watered enough and is using it's own liquid - water more.

And the brown leaves could be caused by too much direct sunlight - move to a bright but away from direct sunlight.

Does anything I wrote, ring alarm bells ?

tiny grub nestling in frothy saliva 'nest'!

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 21:13

Cuckoo spit bug.

Cleaning out a pond

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 20:11

It must be mostly in the sun all day, yes ?  The best way to tackle green water is to stop the sun's rays hitting the surface of the water.

This can be achieved by putting a physical barrier between the two. Pond plants like water lilies (deep) and fairy moss ( floating) are good. So is tall marginal plants like reed or iris sited on shelves. Tall plants with shallow roots planted around the edges, especially placed between 11am - 3pm - anything that will cast a shadow or block the sun is good.

I have in the past covered half the pond with long planks laying them in between the plants for a few weeks, does the trick.

But I suggest thinking down the lines of  - how to shade at least half my pond from the sun for clearer water.

Aloe Vera Plant Dying

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 13:41

Has the cutting taken ? you had a look at the root system yet.

chilli plant

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 08:20

I don't grow hot peppers outside, only in the greenhouse/environment. The fact that scotch bonnets are grown outside in Jamaica suggests it needs very hot temperatures to be happy.

I say, move them somewhere hot. 

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