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Latest posts by Welshonion

strawberry virus

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 01:41
Counsel of perfection is to replace strawberry plants after they have cropped three times for this very reason. They are best grown as a rotation; propagation of new plants every year and discard the oldest.

Your new plants may have a virus. Plants you buy commercially should be free of it.

Potato harvest

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:08
If you cut the stems off because of blight, you can harvest immediately, you don't have to wait ten to fourteen days, or did I misunderstand what you meant? Usually if you cut off the stems/haulm/leaves you can leave the potatoes in the soil for a period until you want to dig them.

You will always get a range of sizes from large to tiny. Try and find every little one or they will grow next year.

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 23:47
If you add too much water you get less flavour; Water is cheap when translated into heavier potatoes.

In our own gardens most of us go for good flavour rather than heavy tasteless crops. Just compare the taste of a home-grown tomato versus a shop-bought one.

I.D. Required please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:00
Pink flowers, could it be everlasting sweet pea?

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:57
They could be bumble bees. Should be left alone, they are not usually aggressive unless you tip over their home, turn the hose on them, etc, etc, etc.....

The children, cats and humans are in little danger from them.

Strawberry Plant Leaves

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:21
Well, yes they will. Removing leaves will make no difference to that. Summer holidays always coincide with some vital gardening event.

Strawberry Plant Leaves

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:19
The plants need their leaves for a few weeks more. After the crop is over, you can cut all the leaves off.

Which netting /mesh for growing brassicas?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 10:55
Ball things are fine, but you have to buy them. Jars are usually free!

Sambucus Nigra Black Tower

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 23:44
I have never known the 'black' elders flower so well as they are this year.

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 23:42
The RHS offers a generous guarantee on their receipts. Take them up on it, the plants are expensive.

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