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Compost!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:04

Nettle and comfrey feed.  Dilute to the colour of weak tea.  Probably 10:1

Potatoes

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:02

If you can get hold of them you can plant some now - it is a bit late - but you may lose them to blight which usually strikes later in the summer.

I certainly grow early varieties which mature before blight knocks them back.

Compost!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:21

All the animal bedding and manure can go in the compost heap. Paper shreddings, cardboard and waste straw, but not hay as it often includes grass seeds. Add it all to the compost.

Take care with the nettles, absolutely no roots or seeds.  Do not put any roots or seeds of perennial weeds in the compost or they will come back to haunt you. 

Orchid leaves suddenly starting to go brown

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:15

Do you water it correctly and when necessary?  Do you feed it regularly?  Is the atmosphere round it too dry?  I have to say I keep mine in a light position, but out of direct sun.

I love them, though, because they flower for so long.

weed or veg?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 00:21

I'd go with ragwort too.

Identification of a yet another weed

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 00:20

Oh, and celendine.

Identification of a yet another weed

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 00:19

Isn't that red campion.  Grown by some as a valued wild flower.  Grown by me as a blasted weed!

Sickly Magnolia

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 18:27

The friend must also resist the temptation to prune the tree.  Magnolias don't like it!

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 01:00

Newboy, they only sell asparagus from foreign lands because people buy them.  Like runner beans and new potatoes I only buy UK asparagus and regard them as a wonderful seasonal treat to be enjoyed at the correct time of year and not otherwise.

Potash

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 00:52

A potash feed is what you get in commercial Tomato feed.  It is not the same as wood ash, though that is valuable in the garden.

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