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Kale scale

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 20:13

Don't know what it is Don, but pleased to say it's not the same as what is on mine

Kale scale

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 10:00

I've had something that sounds similar on my kale.
The kale is under netting so no leaf damage as such, but on the underside of some lower leaves there are small patches (5mm) of white 'something'. I did notice some tiny white hopping bugs here and there.
No idea what it is, but it rinses off under cold water.

Staying safe on the computer

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 19:23

If you've got an account with Barclays and registered for on-line banking you can get Kaspersky free and renewed each year - for PC and mobile

Grasses screening: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' for screening

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:59

I bought 4 Karl Foerster in 2L pots last spring to plant in front of a fence.
I planted them about 2ft apart and they have spread well over the summer and there's only about 1ft between each one now.
I'm very pleased with them. The grass heads are vertical and look very neat regardless of what the weather has thrown at them and still looking great now.
I was planning on getting another 4 in the spring, but reckon I can split the ones I bought earlier this year as they've done so well.

Hoe, hoe, hoe?

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 09:31

I treated myself to a WS swoe in spring  - same as fb. I really like it

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 12:38

Agree Dave - stunning colours out there now. What a beautifully shaped Acer you have - looks stunning in its autumnware.
One of mine in the front garden - almost hurts the eyes when the sun is out

Apple tree cut down to main branches

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 09:21

I can only speak from the experience I had last year when I had some landscaping done. My Katy apple on dwarfing rootstock was a bit of a tangled mess about 12ft tall and at least 12ft wide. I'd never pruned it in 15+ yrs and it always produced masses of good apples. I asked them to use a chainsaw and bring everything down to about 6ft and reduce the width to about 6ft. That was september 2016.
This year I've had a huge harvest and there are now masses of water-shoots up to about 5-6ft which I will prune back over winter and open-up the middle of the tree a bit.
So in my case the very severe pruning had no effect on this year's harvest.
They also had to level the ground which resulted in the trunk being buried by 18" topsoil - don't know what effect that may have in the future.

Kaffir Lime - Citrus hystrix

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 20:38

I'm considering buying one and found info on this site very helpful


Posted: 01/11/2017 at 11:32

Whilst the EU have banned Bordeaux Mixture, you can buy the 2 ingredients needed (from Amaz.. etc) and there's instructions how to mix it here-

ID please

Posted: 29/10/2017 at 12:04

Chances are we're right then :)

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