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Gooseberry Bush Seems To Be Dying

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 15:31
It also looks as though it has had a good attack by sawfly. Leaving the tougher bits of the leaves is typical.

I agree, it is much too close to the wall, it will be very dry there.

Small swede

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:48
In my experience swedes are best grown by farmers in fields. They are cheap enough from greengrocers or supermarkets.

They are, I believe, very susceptible to minor mineral deficiencies which would not necessarily be known to amateur growers.

Same goes for celeriac. Usually better grown commercially.

At least it's well watered

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 00:18
We've been on a meter for the last 40 years. Farm and house. If you had to pay for your water you might not be so profligate. It's not that there is a shortage of water - it rains plenty enough - but the cost in energy to make it drinkable just for you to over-water your garden is a waste.

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:28

Rabbit hole ?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:27
If the workmen have been working on the drains it is likely to be a rat hole.

Insect activity around a chimney pot

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:24
Have you got a pair of binoculars? If its any comfort they rarely nest in the same place two years running.

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 12:49
You'd certainly remember if you were on a meter.

Apple trees

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 12:45
Do not be tempted to store early-ripening fruit, or windfalls (cook them for storage).

You can tell if they are ripe when they detach from the tree with a gentle twist and lift.

If you attend an Apple Day with examples of your fruit there will usually be someone to identify them. They are usually in late September or in October.

Horseradish - When to Harvest

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 12:40
But beware! If you cry when you prepare onions, watch out when you prepare horseradish.

It is the most terrible thug/spreader. It should be sold with a warning.

badgers in gardens

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 12:37
My OH and I were dairy farmers until we retired. I cannot grasp the point of clearing the shelves of milk. If you ask most people whether they would pay more for milk they would say 'No.' If they are honest.

Unfortunately all Governments encourage a cheap food policy. Always have, always will.

I don't want to get embroiled in a pro- anti- badger argument, but I suspect the pro-badger people never stop to think how much badgers suffer if they get TB.

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