Verdun


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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 

 

Slugs knippimg.......

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:56

oh,,alrighty then ! 

Soil beneath rhododendrons

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:43

Applying lime contradicts your desire to keep your soil acidic. Mushroom compost is full of lime too.

Lots of plants for acidic soils......what about the blue poppy?  Cant grow it here but what a beautiful plant and you might have the conditions for it too.  Pieris...some wonderful dwarf varieties.....kalmias, camellias, rodgersias, acers, aummer flowering  heathers,,the  list is endless.  

Slugs knippimg.......

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:35

Now herbaceous you realise the problem with the death penalty.   You wrongly accused ...judge and jury....those slugs.  May god have mercy on you 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:31

Excellent Panda. 

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