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whats happening my carrots

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 23:10

hi all,

my carrots are or should I say were thriving up until a few days ago but now I have a problem.They are all beginning to die off on me.At the moment they are approx 6 inches high in good soil surrounded by an anti carrot fly mesh barrier the whole way around them.I have four drills of them and they are beginning to die off in patches.The foliage is a healthy green all over with no rust that then just sags off and dies.It would at first impression appear that it was drought but thats not the case.If it were carrot fly I didnt think it killed the foliage this early (had carrot fly last year hence the mesh barrier)

Any advice please,also if Iwere to unearth all existing carrots and resow them in same place would it be a waste of time if it was the dreaded carrot fly in the soil at this time.

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:07

Hawthorn or whitethorn would probably work better alright but  I wasnt intending to plant anything else at the time.Maybe I should leave well enough alone .Thanks for all advice folks.

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 00:06

Thanks Salino I will have a look and let you know what happens

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 23:08

Hawthorn or whitethorn would probably work better alright but  I wasnt intending to plant anything else at the time.Maybe I should leave well enough alone .Thanks for all advice folks.

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 22:39

Actually Pansyface what I was intending was to plant the trees so that they would be growing up through the hedge as it were,with the laurel covering  the bottom 4 to 5 feet of the tree  rather than having divisions in the hedge making them look like slabs which I agree with you would not look the part.Do you think this would be possible.

The hedge is both a windbreak and a screen over a wire fence by the way.

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:43

I do take your point absolutely Dove but I just feel with a bit of colour around it,it might add to it somehow.If I were to plant a cherry blossom tree for arguments sake, could I remove a couple of laurel plants from the hedge ,say 2 or 3 (to replant elsewhere in the hedge to thicken it up) and plant the tree flush with the hedge,which I would prefer, or should I plant them in front of or behind the hedge

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:48

Im no "monty" pansyface but all I can say is that it is very good soil no stones and I grow a nice sized veggie patch in the back garden with all usual veg and no problems.

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:14

thanks folks for the advice,so that's the climbers out of the way.Any suggestions for a few small trees to add some colour please?

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:08

sad

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 11:20

Hi all,

       I planted a laurel hedge two years ago to screen off a wire fence which runs along  my back garden separating  a small field which houses my two donkeys.(The donkeys have no access to hedge due to electric fence on one side) The hedge runs for about 60 yards and is about 3 feet high at moment and very healthy.I intend to let it grow to 5 to 6 feet at most.

       What I would like is to plant something in the hedge in order to liven or  brighten it up if you will,to break the monotony of the long green hedge running along the side of the lawn.The hedge is lovely in its own right but it is missing something! Perhaps a clematis to grow through it or would that hinder a young hedges growth.Maybe a few American gum trees planted among it to add a bit of colour which I think it needs.

    Any suggestions please or would I be better off leaving it be altogether for the sake of the hedges health.

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