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Withered foliage on potatoes

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 23:04

Thank you, Ceres.

They were 2nd earlies, Kestrel and Wilja. We have only tried the Kestrel and they are fine so will dig up some Wilja.

Withered foliage on potatoes

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:35

Hello,

The foliage on our potatoes has turned yellow and in some cases withered away altogether whilst potatoes in adjoining allotments are showing healthy dark green foliage with little white flowers. We dug a couple of plants up today and the potatoes with the exception of a couple, were fine except for rough patches on the skin. What have we done wrong ?

Parsnips problem

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:54

Looks like we are going to start from scratch. When is the best time of year to plant parsnips?

Parsnips

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 13:18

We sowed some seeds in pots in our mini-greenhouse which have grown into healthy seedlings. What we would like to know is, can we re-plant them successfully into our allotment? Any advice will be most welcome, thank you.

Rapidly growing Acer in a small front garden

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 21:19

Thank you all for your welcome advice. I found the label that was attached when it was a delicate looking shrub and it says that it is Acer palmatum Bloodgood. The care advice is exactly as you have given so once again, thank you.

Rapidly growing Acer in a small front garden

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:25

Hi, We have a lovely Acer tree which we planted in our front garden when it grew too large for its pot. We would like to trim it and wondered how we would or even should go about it 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61657.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 The decorations were for a birthday. Embarrassing! 

Ridding brassicas of pests

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:40

Caterpillars, not humans haha

Ridding brassicas of pests

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:12

Hello,

I have been advised that spraying my brassicas with salt water will rid them of pests. I this correct and if so, how strong should the solution be? Can you advise please or come up with successful tried and tested remedies? Thank you. 

Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:28

Hello,

I had really good advice gien to me when i asked for help with my discoloured cabbages. Now i need to know why my tomatoes won't ripen.

I have 3 different varieties in separate 10" pots and have been feeding them regularly with a branded tomato feed. They are in a portable greenhouse (pictured) and i hve been keeping the flap open day and night since we have had this hot weather. Help please.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28166.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:26

My word John, they look good. I will get down to the allotment and take a picture of ours to see how they compare to yours, hopefully in the next day or so. V

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Discussions started by Valerie Stephens

Withered foliage on potatoes

Yellow, dried foliage 
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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 23:04

Parsnips

Can parsnips be started off in greenhouse and replanted 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 13:59

Rapidly growing Acer in a small front garden

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Last Post: 07/10/2014 at 21:19

Ridding brassicas of pests

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 12:27

Why won't my tomatoes ripen?

 
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Last Post: 15/08/2015 at 11:40

Discoloured Cabbage plants

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