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For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:43

Well, sounds like you had a good day fidget.

No, I doubt if there is a good true dark green hellebore.  

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 14:44

Ooo, missed the Ribes.    Yes, leave that until June.  Well spotted (my deliberate mistake) Hostafan.  Lydiaann would have had no flowers this year.  

Beetroot Problems

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:28

But....Beetroot grown well, quickly without any check produce much tastier crops.  Juicy succulent Beetroot needs a little tlc I think 

Fig trees

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:25

Hello GWRS

slab restriction ,in as sunny and warm position as possible is basically it.  I would scatter a little organic fertiliser there too.  Dont forget to water well in the summer....although figs can cope in dry weather they do need water to establish themselves. 

Is it Brown Turkey?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:14

Dove, bet you have a fast speed too.  Mine is barely 3 meg yet half a mile east and west they,have fibre optic broadband.    We are expecting fibre in the summer 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:12

Mixture of stormy weather and quiet sunshine but the big one is coming.

Nice to see Blackest back, isn't it?  

A big Red Bull surfing event is taking place just up the road from me.....hundreds of people there.  Same time we are being  urged to keep away from the coast 

 

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:05

Lydiaann

 leave it for now.  Maybe next weekend will be dry....possibility of high pressure then....and you can do it then.  It's still early ...far from overdue.

Those shrubs will not be worrying about being pruned or not...is just you thinking or being anxious about it.  Just relax.   ,

 

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.

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