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Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:33

Morning CLER

Its a disease called peach leaf curl....nectarines same family.  It's caused by rain.  Plants are affected in early and mid spring and the leaves become blistered and red.  You need to cover your bush until summer.  Pick off those red leaves. Move into greenhouse or put parasol or similar over it if it is in a pot.  


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:29

Hiya dove.  Got a white non seeding Sisyrinchium ..lovely but short lived so needs regular splitting.  Full of gems at lizard.  


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 08:12

Morning everyone

What plants did you get gardenIng grandma?  Like the idea of foliage colours too.


What plants have you got your sights on Dove?  Another little nursery is at Gulval near Penzance.  It's called Churchtown Nurseries.  Not so much little rarities but run by an energetic and passionate grower.  It used to be owned by a guy who regularly won gold medals at Chelsea.  

Got  loads of planting done yesterday so the forecast rain for tomorrow will settle them in nicely.  Sunny and warm right now...more cloud than yesterday though.

Wont be gardenIng today but busy no doubt.  

Have good day folks

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:46

Thanks Andy

How do I encourage vigorous roots?

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:43

Hi tivolliman

DoNt think anyone intemded to offend you.  Nobody reported ??ou to the moderator but now you mention it I often get this message too.  Anyone know why?

To your question the very best way to encourage roots is to dig the soil well, to imcorporate compost, to add an organic fertiliser and.....for shrubs heathers etc add the fungus product bookertoo suggested.

For your plug plants I would add perlite to the soil too

Enjoy the forum tivolliman



Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:33


That's exactly what I would be on my mind when it came to eating those carrots.  

I vaguely remember Monty Don sowing carrots in groups in pots to plant out but I think they were round carrots

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:26

Gilly, iPad or site plays up a bit and stops me suddenly from posting.  So have to stop n start.

Yep, I take it seriously.  Too seriously methinks!  Had most of these plants over the winter or moved them from elsewhere in the garden.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:19

Dove I hope you do get good weather.  I will feel soooooooo guilty if you dont.  It's been hot today...went to the beach for couple of hours.....well, it's just 5 min walk to Towans and another 10 to the beach. 

Planted a newish border today......poured in agastaches Blue Boa, black adder, and raspberry summer. Salvia patens and Amistad,  Artemisia Powys castle, miscanthus morning light, couple of hostas.....Patriot....verbena,bonariensis, carex buchanii, sedum,Posties Pride  ad echinacea hot Papya to fill in with existing euonymous Emerald n Gold, berberis atro nana, amd Cistena Crimson Dwarf, a couple of hellebores, pittosporum Tom thumb, Heucheras, etc. 

In theory it should look good but no doubt I will change something....I always do.


Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:05

You can grow them in modules to plant out but you can't...well, most of them will fail....dig up and transplant carrots.  I'm sure if done very carefully you could but I have never managed it. 

Why do you want to transplant them?  Do you have gaps in the rows?  Better to sow again in those gaps if so

heloo every one

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:01

Welcome heather.  Everyone is very friendly here so hope you enjoy it

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