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Rescuing soil after years of membrane and stones?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 22:08

So many people I know are removing these awful membranes...only this morning I was talking to a lady who has removed one anf found the soil stale, hard and lifeless.  Thats the cost of this stuff.

get as much compost, manure, anything in there.  Mix it to a depth of 30 to 60 cm.

however it does depend on high a raised bed you intend Thirtybyseven.  If you aim to raise it by 30 cm or more a loosening up of the existing soil is all that is required.  

Tomato blight treatment help

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 22:00

I would eimply spray with water. red spider detests water.  Neem oil is a big no from me

Conifer tips browning

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:30

Most comifers will behave like that Bonsai Marc.  leaves will be cut and brown.  They take time but with new spring growth these will be fine.  I find only the yews...taxus....are unaffected by this pruning.  

Aeonium Zwartkop

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:27

Chris,  from sunny cornwall 

you can cut back to encourage shoots lower down.  A little on the late side but you can still do it now.  Dont push it too much though and use the cut material for cuttings.  They will root easily enough

if your aeonium is small then leave it until the spring But if big enough then go ahead

aeonium is a naturally leggy plant anyway...it will  ever win the "best body award"........but you should be able to get it to branch a little more

Kleine Silberspinne

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:21

No staffsmags don't feed

its still a little early generally for miscanthus to flower.  Earlier here than average I guess but another month yet before flowering.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:15

Cuttings of memories pink have now pruduced nice flowering plants.  So will plant out later

I think pinks are greaty under valued plants.....wonderful glaucous blue evergreen foliage that look even better in winter plus scent that carries in the air.

made some decisions about what not to grow next year......

will grab a cuppa and sit on the back lawn in a mo to consider what will go and what to keep.  ruthless me! 

Tomato blight treatment help

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:40

Hopefully 

Italaphile will post on this

for me I would not use any fungicides........edible crops and fungicides s big no but it's so late in the season there is little point.

I would remove all affected leaves and expose fruit to sun.  

Remove fruit that is affected to clean the plants.

perhaps not the correcf thing but 2 weeks ago I removed every leaf apart from top third.  Masses of tomatoes I wanted to ripen and over this period they are doing just that.  I did this to ward off possible blight and other diseases by aiding air circulation and keeping foliage dry.  At the time several leaves were showing signs of disease hence the pre emptive strike

Tomato blight treatment help

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:39

Hopefully 

Italaphile will post on this

for me I would not use any fungicides........edible crops and fungicides s big no but it's so late in the season there is little point.

I would remove all affected leaves and expose fruit to sun.  

Remove fruit that is affected to clean the plants.

perhaps not the correcf thing but 2 weeks ago I removed every leaf apart from top third.  Masses of tomatoes I wanted to ripen and over this period they are doing just that.  I did this to ward off possible blight and other diseases by aiding air circulation and keeping foliage dry.  At the time several leaves were showing signs of disease hence the pre emotive strike. 

Slugs knippimg.......

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:15

Not too sure about that Dove.

last night a massive slug ...thought it was knip stem at first......was feasting on knip.  Another was about to climb.  Made a little ladder for him! 

Saw more large slugs over past 2 evenings than I have seen all season. 

however, less slugs than snails and I think a few more torch visits will resolve the issue. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:09

Hello forkers 

beautiful morning.  Sun, blue sky, no wind and dry 

 

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