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Apr
26
comment How can I revitalize cucumber plants after spraying them for mildew?
@BrittanyVandeWater - there's a difference between Downy Mildew and Powdery Mildew - Downy is much harder to control, does persist in the soil, and usually a fungicide is needed in the early stages. Powdery mildew does not persist in the soil and can be treated with more organic methods, such as milk and water.
Apr
26
comment What plant is this? A succulent of some sort
I don't recognise it in its current state, but are there drainage holes in that container to let out excess water? What type of potting medium have you used? And have you ever seen any flowers, and when it gets 'plump' how tall does it get?
Apr
26
comment My transplanted seedlings are all dying!
Whitening of plants is to do with cold - sounds like a hardening off problem to me, i.e., lack of it...
Apr
26
comment Choosing between Triticonazole and Tebuconazole for rose black spot
@GrahamChiu - supposed to be 1 to 9 for powdery mildew, and 1 to 2 for black spot - different conditions. And the milk treatment only works on powdery mildew - downy and other forms of mildew do not respond to this treatment.
Apr
25
comment How can I revitalize cucumber plants after spraying them for mildew?
A photo would be very useful - you could be describing blossom end rot as well as mildew...
Apr
25
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Apr
25
comment Choosing between Triticonazole and Tebuconazole for rose black spot
Well, the milk solution is ideal then... with the occasional insecticide separately for insect pests, if you feel you must treat for those.
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Apr
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answered Choosing between Triticonazole and Tebuconazole for rose black spot
Apr
24
comment What is this tree?
@LaurentDuval - yep, found a reference to Ashleaf Maple on the Hainault Forestry Commission site in the UK - its a less common and little used name, secondary to Box Elder. I find it confusing its called Box Elder, never made sense to me, never mind Ashleaf Maple...and why I loathe common names, you never know what anyone's talking about because it depends where they come from which common name they use.
Apr
24
comment Putting fruit tree branches in compost
Soddy? Dunno what that means - even twigs the size of your pinky take ages to compost, especially in anaerobic, cool conditions
Apr
24
comment What is this tree?
@LaurentDuval7 Aye, that's what Wiki says - but then Wiki says all sorts of things...! If I can find another, horticultural source which says the term ash maple is used in the UK, I'll let you know...
Apr
24
comment Putting fruit tree branches in compost
If you have a shredder, shred woody branches and the like first, then add to the compost heap, woody twigs and branches take a long, long time to compost down otherwise.
Apr
24
answered Identify striped bug on plants: safe or suspect?
Apr
24
answered Why is my Orange tree not bearing fruit
Apr
24
comment What is this tree?
@LaurentDuval - not in the UK its not! Common name here is actually Box Elder... ash leaved maple sounds more like something the States would use as a name - and its not even 'ash leaved' either, ash leaves are composite with 7,9 or more leaflets to a leaf, so that name doesn't make any sense to me at all, apart from the 'maple' bit, you sure its given that name elsewhere? that said, I'm not 100% on this ID, need to see a single branch with leaves on and get a close look at the bark...
Apr
23
answered What is this tree?
Apr
23
answered Is there a difference between pot ash, and wood ash?
Apr
23
comment Does turmeric like potash?
How are you 'making' potash?
Apr
23
answered What are these flowering perennials with white flowers?