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Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:42

Archie.  I like all those 


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:41

No woody......I said leave to..........

Depth advice

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:40

Interesting woody.  What about sulphate of ammonia or dried blood in spring?  Used to experiment with fertilisers way back.  tried to get huge rhubarb I recall.  Generous high nitrogen feeds in early spring and then a balanced one in late spring.   Could grow huge lettuces this way    Now totally organic and more into low fertiliser feeds

Mottling on Japanese Azalea leaves

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:34

I have had similar "diseases" on various plants and have come to the conclusion that most of them are caused  by insects, aphids, sucking on the leaves and their secretions damaging the leaves' ability to feed, breathe and function..  Often the effect is black ...sooty..mould or just sticky leaves  and if the leaves are big enough ??ou can wash them.  However, Annie, is your azalea large leaved or small?  

I would apply a fairy liquid warm water wash.clean as much as possible.  Usually azaleas are small rootballed.  Is yours reasonably small?   I would then move it with as much soil as possible.  I would do it now.  Hopefully it won't even notice the move.  I would not wait for the situation to worsen over the winter

When planted I would apply a sequestered iron feed after watering it in well.  Then a mulch......acid bark chips..but not too,much.  Too thick a mulch can kill an azalea 


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:19

Can't reply.......still dying.  I leave all my garden plamts to......................

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:17

KEF, isn't it a cultivator?  I'm sure I've seen this tool before.  If I had it I would use it for tilling the ground 



Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:07

I'm good at mushroom Id.   As a matter of fact I'm going to identify "... one right now.....hmmmm!  Tasty.  Tasty ish, I'd say.  A touch of vanilla hmmmm.  An absorbing little number ....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  

Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 19:26

Oh Yes!  Spontaneous   Ha ha 


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 19:24

Ok I get it.  Corn starch packaging but for what?  Those sticks are plant supports but we need to guess what plants.  Clematis?

Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 19:20

Yes...........I know nut but actually it's what I do tend to do.  Even after "perfect" planting I will often change my mind.  Decisions, decisions! 

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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Oh eck

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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