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website information

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 13:19

Secure websites are generally those where you may be buying something or your email web page where you would enter your password.
Secure sites have an https at the start of the web address (the s meaning that it's secure) other sites such as this are not secure as you're not going to be entering any passwords or credit card info.
So nothing to worry about

Whats going on with the weather?

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 12:57

Spain this morning...

Plant on Telly ID please

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 19:55

looks a bit like a gaura

Buying a greenhouse

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 08:23

Hi Sandra - yes, the installation cost was in addition to the cost of the g/house.


Buying a greenhouse

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 20:48

Hi Sandra

I recently bought a Rhino Premium greenhouse 8 x 10 which I am thrilled with - excellent build and quality.
2 guys came to install it and it took them about 5 hours, but that included the staging/blinds etc.
The basic cost for the greenhouse to be installed on paving was £310 - with all the extras it was £410

Basil Problems - Dying Leaves and Little Black Insects

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 18:46

Hi Max - you're welcome.

Bear in mind that Basil originates from Thailand - not the Med. So we're trying as best we can to imitate the tropical environment that it comes from, and mid-winter in the UK is going to be a struggle for it.
The plant would like very warm, humid conditions with about 12 hours of strong light every day - and it's not going to get that here at the moment.

Indoor basil will lasts as long as it looks edible - a few months realistically if you're lucky. Sow just a few seeds every month from summer and you'll be good for a winter/spring supply. Once they have a few sets of leaves, pinch the top out to get a bushy plant.

All plants are driven by light, only light allows them to use the feed we give them. With little decent light this time of year just an extremely dilute feed now and then and let the compost almost dry out before watering again. Use a fertiliser not designed for flowers as it's leaves you're after.

Fusarium wilt is quite possible. Your plant doesn't look in the best of health for the reasons above leaving it weak and open to infection.

I sow basil in a propagator in March and get masses of the stuff by mid-summer. I don't bother after that as I've usually ended-up with plants that look rather like yours :)

Best of luck

Coral Spot?

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 20:27

What a pity.

I've had a google, and the only similar fungus I can see is coral spot I'm afraid.

Recommendations for telescopic loppers please

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 20:18

You wont go wrong with wolf garten bypass loppers

Coral Spot?

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 19:49

It's not easy to see from your photo.
I've not come across coral spot before, but it may be just scale insects.
If you lift one of the lumps, is there a cotton wool like substance inside? If there is then I'd say scale insects. Just brush them off with a stiff brush and ideally give the tree a spray with a Winter Tree Wash and a good mulch of compost in the spring and it'll be fine.

Maybe someone will be able to shed more light re. coral spot

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