Latest posts by marshmello

white mites

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 23:50

Sounds like mealybugs - do they look like this

Banana plants are prone to these infestations.

chilli plant

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 23:37

"they are still in the coldframe but have put them outside now the weathers warmer" - just been reading your post over.

These things are grown in Jamaica in fields by the thousands and the plants are massive. What do you reckon is wrong with your plant now ? I'll give you one guess.

Growing good garlic

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 19:57

I get some rust on garlic too, but it doesn't effect the bulbs...just the leaves. But I do have a weed which grows at the allotment which appears susceptible to rust and is first to show signs of the disease. I think this is where the infection stems leeks, onions and garlic are always attacked to some degree.

chilli plant

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 19:22

I think this plant looks quite ill and stunted in growth.

Beetroot Problems

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 19:06

How long have they been in the ground ?

sticky beech tree leaves

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 18:17

Sounds like scale insects PR. Wash the branches with tepid water and cotton wool. Oh and get your marigold's's a messy job.

can carrots be transplanted

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 16:14

I sow carrots in situ, in a 50/50 mix of sharp sand and garden soil. The carrots grow in large containers, which are approx a metre height off the ground.

Cleaning out a pond

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 16:42

Having kept ponds for 20yrs, you have to apply the same maintenance techniques that you would use in a garden, to a pond. This means regular & often especially late summer/autumn....when you see something dead, rake it out the pond - don't let it sink to the bottom.

Plants are excellent for a balanced eco-system, never regret having them !

It's up to you which method you choose to clean your pond - what is the colour of the water ? 

Wilting Cauliflowers

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 11:53

You say you dug out a wilting specimen and it's roots had almost gone. The problem must lie there then. Perhaps it was the cabbage root fly - when fully fed, they turn brown and enter the pupal stage.

Do you have any healthy ones - I'd sacrifice one which is nearby and check it's roots.

Or, should I say it's off-spring.

Cleaning out a pond

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 11:15

Which ever way you look at it - you're still going to be disturbing whats down there. Eggs and all...

By stirring a very small area (football size) over a course of a couple of months, could be a gentler way to clean the pond rather than scooping up mud and leaving it on the side of the pond. The creatures in the middle are not getting out, no matter how overcast or how long you leave it there.

However, I do agree - having some sludge is good for the ponds eco-system.

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