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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

Cauli Seedlings Leaves - White Spots

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 15:17

They have been in modules in my conservatory and now in 3 inch wide pots

I spray water them every day ( plastic milk bottle with pin prick holes in the top ) and I have been putting them outside in the garden to toughen up where they only get sun for about 2 - 3 hours before it disappears behind the house



Posted: 06/04/2015 at 13:05

My lavi bush has been flattened by the gales and the old woody stems/branches have been squashed

? Is it time to dig it up and start again

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Asparagus New Shoots

Where do they show 
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Wigwams or Lines 
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Last Post: 19/05/2015 at 16:12

Sparrows Stripping Chard

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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 18:55

New Pond & Related Plants

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:33


Green Spots 
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Last Post: 15/05/2015 at 13:43

Frosts ?

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Last Post: 15/05/2015 at 13:54

Tomatillos & Green aphids

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Last Post: 01/05/2015 at 10:47

Reclaimed soil - Potatoes the Answer ??

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Last Post: 10/04/2015 at 11:59

Cauli Seedlings Leaves - White Spots

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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 16:30

New Apple Tree

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 14:03

Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

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Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 14:05


? Which one to buy 
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Last Post: 04/02/2015 at 15:26

When to Buy The Seeds

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Last Post: 25/11/2014 at 15:02

Tall Spikey Plant- White Sap

Day of The Triffids ??? 
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Last Post: 17/11/2014 at 07:02

Kale Seedlings

How to spot them 
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