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Potato leaves going yellow....Hellllllppp !!!!!

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 14:48

If it's the lower leaves that are going yellow I wouldn't worry, as long as the higher ones are looking good.

These are 'Sharpes Express' no flowers out although just little buds showing and the lower set of leaves are yellow.

 Flowergirl4, what variety and how many weeks since they were planted and most important have they had plenty of water.

Gold finches

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 18:20

 A week last Saturday we had a full house visiting,Goldfinch on the niger seeds,Bullfinch feeding from the ground, the Greenfinch were the most entertaining though,some landed  on the top of the stem and rode down to the lawn whilst others stopped on top picking the seeds. 

Over the last couple of days House Martins have been flitting about, I can't see a nest anywhere, so think they must be after the insects.

Harvesting spuds, onions & garlic

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 08:24

Depends on the variety, first earlies take up to 12 weeks,second earlies 12 to 16 weeks, maincrop can be left until the haulm starts to die back.

Are there any flowers forming,not all earlies produce flowers but if the do it's usually a sign that the tubers have formed, they need plenty of water in the latter weeks.

You can try having a feel around to see whats down there,remove a few of the bigger ones and leave the smaller ones to grow on a bit.

Professional lawn mowers

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 08:08

Honda 535, totally reliable, it did have a recall for a faulty roller clutch, now 10 years old never missed a beat until this year, the ignition coil had failed.

I do find if the grass is wet or damp it cuts well but struggles to fill the bag to the back.

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:45

Moles are solitary creatures, unfortunately if you get rid of one another can and will take over the existing tunnels.

Like Berghill we have fields behind the back garden,they don't bother the neighbours at either side though, we must have better worms.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 11:18

 Photo does not really do it justice.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:27

Cold,  wet and windy.

Potato problem

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 13:01

Looking through Mr Hessayon's book, it looks like 'Mosaic Virus' - treatment: none.  Prevention: use virus free seed. Spray with heptenophos to control the virus carrying aphids.

Further reading of Alan Romans potato book also seems to point to the same conclusion, plants may produce a very poor crop.

Hope that helps.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:55

I've moved you to Harrogate, I think.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:06

happycottontail you appear to be near Barnsley not Harrogate.

Seems to be a good spread all over the country.

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