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enter image description hereNearly retired professional gardener/horticulturalist, working principally in ornamental gardening, UK pests/diseases knowledge.


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comment What causes cucumber leaves to turn yellow, brown, wilt, die, and the plants to stop producing?
@Bill I wouldn't worry about which one you accept from the vote point of view, its up to you, doesn't really matter. What does matter is if you think its mosaic virus, nothing you can do, but Downy Mildew can be treated if caught early next year...
Sep
5
comment How should I plant Calathea Medallion seeds?
@Jasper Kennis: You can buy seeds for this online if you really want to try and grow them yourself.
Sep
5
answered Is it okay to use left-over pasta water to water plants, including edibles?
Sep
4
comment Can excess NPK fertilizer damage my container-grown plants?
I'd ask what plants you're growing, whether they're edibles or not for one thing, difficult to give an answer without that info. At the moment, seems like the risk of overdosing on NPK fertiliser is nil, given you're not using any at all. You also haven't reported any problems with the plants - are there any?
Sep
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Sep
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comment How can I prevent my arborvitae trees from turning brown and dying every time I plant them?
and how much water and how often in the first year after planting have you been doing, specially if you live somewhere hot and dry
Sep
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answered How should I plant Calathea Medallion seeds?
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comment What causes cucumber leaves to turn yellow, brown, wilt, die, and the plants to stop producing?
@Bill - see updated answer
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Sep
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comment What are all the methods to control powdery mildew?
@stormy - my personal feeling is that semi skimmed is more effective than completely skimmed, but the research suggests the level of cream makes no difference to effectiveness, so maybe I just sprayed more effectively when it happened to be semi skim. It's the lactose in the milk that works, so it shouldn't matter if there's no cream.
Sep
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answered What causes cucumber leaves to turn yellow, brown, wilt, die, and the plants to stop producing?
Sep
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comment How can I stop dead grass clippings from accumulating on top of the live grass, and clogging the mower?
they're just removable collection containers usually on the back of a mower, sometimes on top for electric hover mowers. Even push mowers can have one on the back.
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answered What are all the methods to control powdery mildew?
Sep
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comment How can I stop dead grass clippings from accumulating on top of the live grass, and clogging the mower?
There's a little rhyme about grass cutting - 'when the weather's dry, let the clippings fly'. Which means when its damp, you collect the cuttings and don't let them lie. Don't you guys use grass boxes over there, or is that impractical because you have large areas of grass?
Sep
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comment What are all the methods to control powdery mildew?
when you tried the milk solution as a spray, what ratio of milk to water were you using?