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figs

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 18:31

Kev, there really is no mystery about fig growing. . Figs, ESP Brown Turkey, are tough, hardy plants.  Just forget about it now over winter.  Make sure you water it well next growing season

I often think much of gardenIng....whether its veg, fruit, or ornamental......is  made to seem complicated .  Just imagine reading a manual about walking!  It's a simple, logical awareness thing.  It's meant to be enjoyable  I have learned to experiment too realising there are  successful alternative ways of doing things.  

Oops!  I'll get my coat 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 18:18

Yes please Stacey.   

winter tidy up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 16:24

Hello Flowering rose

I bet that painful shrub was a berberis! 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 16:21

No,,no,,no. ,winter is not here.  

Its going to be sunny with temps of 70 soon 

Been tempted by more gadgets today ....technology fascinates me. However, very few people haggle today.  I always try for a deal 

What can be killing off my plants?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 16:14

I agree with blairs that vine weevils are not esp a problem with houttynias.  And they do, indeed, like water (houttynias I mean)

Could,there be a,human pest doing the rounds there?  Weedkiller perhaps?  

Are,plants actually growimg in the garden dying off too DonnainSussex

Since  your neighbour's plants are,dying too I think foul play is possible. 

Is it possible you are using a watering can that has been used for weedkiller?  Even the tiniest amount of weedkiller remaining in the can  can cause problems.

figs

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 16:06

Hiya Kev

Dont worry.  The plant and,it's leaves are behaving perfectly naturally.

Oh Kev, a very warm welcome to the forum 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 14:09

Trying the soft soap again eh Dove?  .....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 09:13

KEF, look.....I will be offering those brandy snaps to others.  If nobody is around thatiIs not my fault.  And,,brandy snaps do not keep once opened so.......(yippee, all mine )

Back to the grindstone Punkdoc......enjoy your day anyway 

Honey Fungus: What To Grow?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 09:08

An organic practical solution may be to trench in a plastic membrane barrier. Using thick durable material and identifying just where the fungus is or spreading from is prob best way to control it.  I would sift through the soil too checking and removing all evidence of the fungus....bootlaces etc

Phytophthera is rife in many forms......I lost a juniper, photinia and thuya in one area few years back and am sure phytophthera was the culprit.  

Prob growing herbaceous perennials is the way to go if honey fungus is present.  Ideally those that are short  term 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 08:54

Hello forkers

Warmer today.  May reach a giddy 12 degrees .....oooooo

May receive plant parcel today .....but prob Monday.  Exciting 

Roped into visiting a new local....but giant store......well,  giant for Cornwall ........today.  Hope it has a good gadget section.  People seem to think a new store has new and special food ....it's all the same folks     But....I must get brandy snaps and brandy cream 

Its been a mixed week on the forum.....illnesses, accidents and issues but the best news for Pentillie and Stscey.  

 

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