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Christmas spuds in July....

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:33

For those who want to try growing Christmas spuds they can be bought on line now to be delivered mid July for planting out. 

cutting buds/flowers

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:21

Don't know about freesia's but Lilies will open up indoors after being cut and if the waters changed they will keep fresh for up to two weeks.

The lower heads start to drop off foxgloves but the tops take a while to drop, they need to have their water topped up as they're thirsty flowers.

Sweet Pea and gladioli need to be flowering but if I remember from last year, gladioli will continue to flower. Daffs open up after being picked.

Other posters will be able to help with other varieties, I'm sure...


black fly and Green fly

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:42

Spraying the floor will keep up humidity levels, keeping a watering can full in there will also help with humidity.

Help....Leaf Roll On Potatoes

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:05

After the leaves roll up do they go hard and brittle. Are the plants stunted, if so this would indicate leaf roll virus. Did you start off with seed potatoes or were they spuds from the supermarket?

Leaf roll virus is carried by aphids, the plants become stunted and they have a poor crop. There isn't any treatment, using virus free seed spuds will prevent the virus and spraying any aphids on the plants when they appear also prevents it.

The information I've found about Leaf roll virus wouldn't indicate it's spread by the wind but by aphids, so if that's the problem your other plants shouldn't be affected providing you keep them aphid free.

I'm no expert though, other posters may have a different view.     


Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:28

Hi, things crossed the chillies will start to flower soon.

I've lost the connexion to my computer for the camera so can't load pics.

seed saving

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:58

figetbones. Is it the same with foxglove, I'd like to save their seeds.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:43

Thanks for the pics Neil I was beginning to lose confidence in my chilli plants, as they are so small but with a bit of heat they're starting to grow.

I grow chilli's and peppers in a GH amongst other stuff. Peppers are flowering and I've some fruit beginning to develop but they are really behind compared to last year.  

Tomato problems

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:25

lynredshaw. The beans will come, I've still some left to plant out.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:15


Missing Profiles

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:13

How odd.

Clicked on you picture and my profile comes up. Has your profile always been missing...

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