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Lawn problems

Posted: Yesterday at 15:23

Many thank for that, I wasn't aware the fairy ring toadstools came in any other colour than white.

these pesky things appear once a year usually autumn when it's damp, the ground isn't very well drained, but we do cut and apply feed and weed regularly.

are you sure there is not easy remedy......?

Lawn problems

Posted: Yesterday at 14:06

Hi, is there anyone out there who can help.

i have an explosion of a yellow orange chantrelle type fungus in my lawn.

it has suddenly appeared and is taking over, what is it and how can I get rid of it.

the lawn had silver birch trees around it about twenty eight years ago and was a "natural lawn" when we bought our house.

all suggestions welcome please 

thanks

Lawn problems

Posted: Yesterday at 14:06

Hi, is there anyone out there who can help.

i have an explosion of a yellow orange chantrelle type fungus in my lawn.

it has suddenly appeared and is taking over, what is it and how can I get rid of it.

the lawn had silver birch trees around it about twenty eight years ago and was a "natural lawn" when we bought our house.

all suggestions welcome please 

thanks

Victoria plum problems

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:54

I put in a bare rooted tree last year on my allotment, it settled and grew well, no flowers or fruit but not unexpected.

this year masses of flowers but all have withered and died leaving no signs of fruitlets.

do they require companion trees or have I done something very silly?

i thought they were pretty fool proof!

help!!!!

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:48

I need help too with my Victoria plum.

i was a bare rooted tree that I planted on my allotment last year, it had a good year and grew well no flowers or fruit but not unexpected.

this year however it had loads of flowers but they have all withered and died leaving no signs of fledgling fruit at all.

do they require companion trees or have I done something very wrong?

help please 

Soil problems

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:05

Oh yes no ph done is this essential?

Soil problems

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:03

Brassicas, carrots, celery and things in the poly tunnel but I guess they may have been late in and cold.

sorry I forgot to say what didn't do well.....I'm blonde!!!

Soil problems

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 20:02

Our potatoes did well until we became aware of a bit of blight, delt with that harvested and they stored really well, beetroot amazing!! Just as well as I love it, chard, spinach dwarf beans did fine as did the courgettes. Surprisingly the swedes and turnips grew well in the claggy part of the allotment. Our peas went over but that was my fault as we were away so didn't get picked early enough. Oh yes and my onions very strong flavour and huge! 

I rotate my crops but don't think there can be much goodness in the soil after all of this rain, the allotment is northish facing and has been uncultivated and covered with really gruesome rotten old carpets which were a slug haven, (still battling them) for about 4years.

appreciate the comments. 

Soil problems

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 14:37

Oh I forgot the horse pooh, chicken manure and green stuff was done over the past two years. 

Soil problems

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 14:36

Hi guys, i have an allotment and am worried that the quality of the soil has deteriorated, we have rotavated in loads of well rotted horse poo and used chicken manure pellets and grown green fertiliser which we turned in to the soil.

The crops last year did okay but not as well as I had hoped.

Can anyone tell me what I could use to improve the nutrient levels in the soil, which is a mix of reasonable well draining loam and heavy, wet , claggy clay type stuff.

Has the recent deluge washed out what was there. I am not a big fan of chemicals but would compromise my principals on this occasion.

All advice great fully accepted. Thanks.

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Lawn problems

Yellow fungus 
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Lawn problems

Yellow fungus 
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Victoria plum problems

Flowers but no fruit set 
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Soil problems

What do I do now? 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 19:01

spots on spuds

tiny white spots on the tubers 
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Last Post: 24/06/2012 at 17:16

creepy crawlies in the soil on the allotment

1-2inch flat orangey wormy things. 
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