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Plants commiting suicide, is it blood fish and bone?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:45

Just because it's organic it doesn't mean it's not strong.  I would guess you used quite a lot of fertiliser too.  

Oh mozza3,  welcome to the forum.  Nice to have you here

Garden DESTROYED!?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:11

Badgers I think.  They are powerful, determined and destructive

Delphiniums

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:09

Yes...welcome back Oakley

Blueberries...

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:48

Agreed, try to get two different varieties if you can

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:45

Oops!  Posted twice.  ...I'll get my coat

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:44

Well done Bev

Tina..painting sounds good.  Did some myself hour or so ago too.  Bet mine is better than yours..............lol

Thinking about punkdoc's post about volunteering I had chance  to help someone at the foodbank today.  He is an epileptic and lost his confidence.  All he wanted was for someone to LISTEN to him.  People just dont do that anymore do they?   To allow someone to,speak is so empowering for him/her.....well, for all of us really. Punkdoc's  medical  skills would have been ideal today but showing empathy and concern is pretty good "medicine" I think.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:42

Well done Bev

Tina..painting sounds good.  Did some myself hour or so ago too.  Bet mine is better than yours..............lol

Thinking about punkdoc's post about volunteering I had chance  to help someone at the foodbank today.  He is an epileptic and lost his confidence.  All he wanted was for someone to LISTEN to him.  People just dont do that anymore do they?   To allow someone to,speak is so empowering for him/her.....well, for all of us really. Punkedical medical  skills would have been ideal today but showing empathy and concern is pretty good "medicine" I think

Support for Blackcurrant Bushes

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:23

Evening saltski

I support some of my heavily laden blackcurramt stems with bamboo canes.  I do it to expose,the fruit to,the sun and create some space.  Just tie back some of the canes.....get some eye protectors that fit,on the end of bamboo canes too.

No, blackcurrant bushes should not be goblet,shaped....gooseberries, red currants, etc., yes but not blackcurrants.  You want lots of healthy stems coming directly,from the ground and you prune to,achieve this.  After fruiting ask again about pruning them

wilting and dying bedding plants

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:18

Howdy bert

What compost did ??ou use?  Ordinary mpc?  Have you been over zealous with the watering? Over generous with fertiliser?

Just because you put slug pellets down it doesn't mean your plants won't be attacked. If you replant I suggest you inspect your plants with a torch and pick off any slugs n snails you see.  Still use your pellets but, ironically, too many attract the pests.  Just a few pellets is all that is required.

Sometimes mice and other small rodents will sever the stems,of some plants and there are other soil pests but snails are the likely culprits

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:26

How cruel life is....got distracted as I posted and lost my first place.  Congratulations Gilly and I mean that most sincerely!!!

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