roxy2


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Blight

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 10:10

Right ho! thanks for all the advice I shall re-plan and get some new seed.


Thanks.

Blight

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 20:41

On my allotment blight has spread and got onto my potatoes and tomatoes. I read that the spores stay on the soil about 3 week before dying. After 3 weeks if I leave the soil alone, could I move some new tomato plants into the area? and maybe under plastic to stop more stray spores getting onto the leaves. They are in pots at the moment off the allotment and I would like to move them for more space. I wonder if anyone has experience of doing this? Thanks


 

Blight

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 00:28

There is potato blight on our allotments. Not on mine yet, but no doubt it's only a matter of time. Is it too late to cover my tomatoes that are growing in the open as I have no greenhouse?


Many thanks

Red ants

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 19:42

Good idea about tipping them out I never thought of that! (getting old) I have been stung in the past by these and generally give them  wide berth but the bins are too good to resist for planting into - many thanks for the help.

Red ants

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 14:25

Hi, I have a new allotment and there are 2 black refuse bins full of what appears to be earth. I was thinking they might make great containers for carrots but they are full of red ants. If I poke about, add water for the seeds and disturb them will they move on? I would prefer just to leave them alone but will they move the carrot seeds around or eat them? any advice will be useful please. I have no desire to kill them, they are doing no harm. Many thanks.

Grafting apples

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 20:26

I just thought I would have a go as the professionals seem to graft the apples I don't want to eat or cook with. My main thought was that the rootstock wouldn't support the new graft, I might wait a bit for it to grow a bit more though, thanks for the advice.

Grafting apples

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 11:23

Does anybody know whether it is possible to graft another apple onto an existing tree which I bought this year. I was thinking of making it into a 'family' tree. I have no idea what the rootstock of the existing tree is as I bought it from Homebase and their labelling is not exactly helpful, it looks like it might eventually be M26. Would I have to reduce the other branches? Any advice welcome please.

Rhubarb variety

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 22:47

Thanks to all, sweet cicely is on the list now and I might try an autumn one, thanks for that tip.

Rhubarb variety

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 23:10

I need a new rhubarb crown and wondered if anyone can recommend a variety without the ghastly aftertaste that so many have, please. 

Composted bark

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:59

Thank you, great advice I'll do all that.

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Blight

What to grow now 
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Blight

 
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Red ants

Red ants 
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Grafting apples

Grafting apples 
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Rhubarb variety

Rhubarb 
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Composted bark

Composted bark 
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Kniphofia

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