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Zucchini Pollination

Posted: Today at 07:43

Best wishes and happy growing Mike :)

New greenhouse where to position Louvre's

Posted: Yesterday at 19:08
BobTheGardener says:

I'd put one in the end opposite the door and one half way along the side which receives the least sun.

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 So would I

Tomato plant advice

Posted: Yesterday at 17:56

If there are any leaves touching the ground (or any other surface), removing them will be one less route to your toms. especially for slugs/snails.
If the only route to your tasty toms is via the coarse-haired stems that should deter them - a bit

Roses - almost giving up

Posted: Yesterday at 13:00

Blackspot and roses are a bit like strawberries and cream, but not as nice.

The blackspot spores remain in the leaves after they're fallen to the ground at the end of the season. If you don't remove the leaves (burn them or put in the rubbish, don't compost them), then the spores are ready and waiting for the new leaves to appear next year.
If you can get rid of all the infected leaves at the end of the season and dispose of them then you may have better luck. But it is still likely you'll get some BS. Even if you plant afresh, it'll still likely affect your new bushes in a year, it's a case of damage limitation. The spores are in the air and just take advantage of any weakness on your plants.
Give the bushes a good mulch with rotted compost in autumn or spring (or both). Keep the plants strong and healthy and they can resist the disease much better.

The Roseclear warning just indicates that the product should not be used more than 4x per year. Which is likely to be for environmental reasons.

P.S nut is not a big fan of roses 

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Begonia corms not doing much

Posted: Yesterday at 11:24

Keep them warm, sunny and not too wet if possible and hope the weather improves. They probably just need some time to settle.
I wouldn't suggest feeding them with anything yet

Begonia corms not doing much

Posted: Yesterday at 10:59

If you've re-potted in fresh compost there should be enough food in there for at least 4-6 weeks.
Whatever's been munching the leaf is not helping, but I think you need to give the plant a chance to settle in first and see what the new leaves look like in about a week or so.
The cool wet weather will slow them down.
Are the top of the corms just above the surface of the compost? If not, then they'll rot.

Chilli Focus and Formulex

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 17:46

Not sure where you are Tina but in the s/east we've had mostly very warm, sunny weather since May which has helped a lot - until last week.
I'd be interested to know what you think of the products after you've been using them a while.

Zucchini Pollination

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 17:06

I guess we'll never know..

Chilli Focus and Formulex

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 17:05

I sowed my Jalapeno chili and Marconi peppers on 14 March.
I don't think chili are finikity as to their nutritional requirements.
I use tomato feed weekly as soon as the flowers appear and a seaweed drench every week from seedling stage onwards. I keep them just a little on the dry side


Marconi pepper

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