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Beetroot Problems

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 08:42

AGree with Italophile totally

I give a couple of waterings.......late spring and mid summer....of seaweed feed.  On the basis it is a maritime crop often grown near the sea I think the saltiness etc of seaweed spray is a good tonic for Beetroot.  (great believer in seaweed as a tonic to most everything). 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 08:37

Hiya Pottie

No not me but it's not far from me.

Keep safe 

Yellowing lawn

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 08:34

Louise

Best to KEEP OFF the grass right now.  You are doing more harm than good. ,if you have already spiked it then leave well alone

If leatherjackets efc have damaged the lawn they will have done their worst by now 

When comditions improve ....dry out......give grass a high cut.  In spring rake it lightly and reseed bare patches.  A good feed in mid spring will reclaim your lawn

In September consider nematodes to control leatherjackets and chafers

Lawns, like everything else, have taken quite a battering this year.

Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 08:26

Louise .

Watch for seedlings during the summer.  There could be lots of them.

Pot them up.....look at leaf colour, vigour,,etc because they are likely ro be variable.

I have a couple of seedlings that proved to be different and lovely 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 08:21

KEF 

Before you know it we will be complaining of the too dry comditions and the heat. 

Take care KEF 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 08:11

Hello forkers

Wimds forecast to be in excess of 90 mph tonight.  Hope theyre wrong 

 

Begonia Corms

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 23:53

I have divided begonia corms .....slicing in half and they grew just fine.  Not my greatest interest, begonia corms, but I made sure each half had plenty of shoots on them.  They quickly heal and grow away if kept warm amd moist,in my experience. 

Grow only the Begonia firecracker type now 

Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 23:41

Nut it will help to remove leaves

Good luck 

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 23:37

In containers I liquid feed with seaweed extract once a week.  Not too strong ...little less than recommended.

In the ground .....well I don't really grow annualsstop much in the ground preferring perennials....I would apply fish blood amd bone at planting time and that would be it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 23:32

An update.

No wind or rain right now but it was bad.

I guess its just a lull.  

I feel so sorry for those on the Somerset levels....losing their homes, farms, possibly their animals.  On the news it was hard to see such utter despair.  Maybe dredging would have helped but nature is unstoppable at times. 

Its been a lovely day here too then the storm from nowhere.  

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