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Tomatillos & Green aphids

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 10:47

Thems the critters Edd   

As usual many thanks

All the worms have dies in my wormery so I need to give it some attention


The dangers of gardening

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 16:41

Sorry to hear that...get well soon

Instal 3G astro grass as it helps you bounce back when you fall on it 

Tomatillos & Green aphids

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 16:39

I have brushed them off and changed the soil

There were some tiny bugs that looked like tiny lady birds but were brown with black spots

? Any idea what they were friends

Reclaimed soil - Potatoes the Answer ??

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 10:01

The soil is broken up and looks quite good as its dark and crumbly

It was just that it has not had any crops in it for over 20 years

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 13:53

Wasnt she in Girls Aloud  !!

Growing carrots in a container

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 13:22

Verdun.....Trying your advice again of drilling holes and filling as you said 

They all failed last year so Im trying again

Thanks for the help Young Man

Reclaimed soil - Potatoes the Answer ??

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 13:18

I have an area some 8 foot by 8 foot that was under a green house when the previous owners had it for possibly 5 years

Since they left 13 years ago I have had my shed on it but due to Mr Rat I have removed the shed recently

I am left with soil that contains some small grit and some bigger bits of old pot ....3inches x 3 inches.

The area is partly under the shade of a fence and a small tree


Would you suggest potatoes as a means to bring this plot back into production or is more drastic action needed ?


Scaffolding Boards for Borders

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:17

When I built my raised bed 4 foot high I lined the bottom and sides as my local horticulturist said that 

1.Bad reason....Lining it was bad as the tap roots could not go down as far as they would like ....parsnips go down 8 foot !!

2. Good reason....slugs hide in the corners of the bed between the lining and the boards...I put my lining along the bed and up the outside of the boards


Cauli Seedlings Leaves - White Spots

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 16:30

I have removed the 5 pots with spots and left them outside to fend for themselves !!

Cauli Seedlings Leaves - White Spots

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 16:26

Sun Scald

? Does that mean the sun using the water droplets to scald part of the leaf

Its not affecting the 6 other types of seedlings

White leaf Spot

I will investigate this

Thanks Edd

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New Apple Tree

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