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5/26/16 4:10 P

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Oh yay! a garden shopping spree. Please share pictures if you get the chance.
I wasn't familiar with the schizostylis, so I looked them up and ooh, they're pretty. I really like them.

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I was at a garden centre yesterday. What is fatal is taking a trolley round. I bought a rhododendron, white flowers with yellow centres. Also bought some things for my little water features. A water lily (pygmy type with pink flowers), a lobelia cardinalis (dark leaves scarlet flowers), a schizostylus (pink flowers) and and some other things I forget the names of but they'll add some attractive colour to my little bowls.

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Thank you to both of you for your advice and tips on what to do. I appreciate your comments, thank you so much!

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Good luck INNERLOTUS, on all the issues happening all at the same time.

For me, I would tackle the plants that mean the most to me, or that I like the most. Or if you like them all the same, which ones would be the most expensive to replace.

I'd trim up the infected areas and then spray with dish soapy water. If that didn't take care of the nasty buggers, then I'd go the poison route. And repeat with each plant/tree/issue.

Trying to do it all at once can seem overwhelming. And when that happens the gardening becomes a chore and unenjoyable. Take back your joy. emoticon

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If you are taking an environmental approach then this advice wont suit.
For the insect pests spray your plants with a systemic insecticide, should last 3-6 weeks, repeat if necessary,
For fungus and mildew there are proprietary sprays available also.
Make sure you dont use overhead watering on your plants to avoid the spread of mildew.
Always direct water at base of plants.
if some affected trees have crowded branches, prune in the leafless season to allow a more open structure for airflow.
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I am so frustrated with what's happening in my growing garden. I do my best to take care of everything, but this year has become so overwhelming with all the pests I am dealing with. I am dealing with aphids on all my Ninebarks shrubs, whiteflies infesting my 4 Douglas spirea bushes, somekind of Leafrollers on my apple tree, Ornamental crab-apple tree, Mountain ash tree, Spirea shrubs, and some other kind of webbing-pests that is nesting inside some gathered leaves on Spirea shrubs and on these same trees. Now I've noticed on my Mountain ash tree there are these wart-like galls on the underside of the tree's leaves with bleach spots on the top surface of the same leaves. Also.... powdery mildew happening on the apple tree.

I am so worn-out and frustrated with these issues going on all at once. I have been removing pests with insecticide soaps and hosing shrubs, snipping off bad parts that look like bug infested etc... but there is only so much one can do when it becomes this bad in the garden.

I love gardening, but "MAN" this is becoming too much to bear. emoticon emoticon

Any suggestions of what you would do, if you were in my shoes dealing with all of this?

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Thank you for your advice RKOTTEK!

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a high phosphorus, high potassium fertiliser may be required for flowering and then fruit production of crab-apples.
i would spread this around the base of the tree to the limit of the branch ends then cover with rotted manure or compost then water.
probably too late for this year, but may help existing crop.
repeat next year prior to bud swell.
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I was wondering if you can help me with this concern...

My four year old Ornamental Crabapple tree has some branches with buds on it that haven't leafed with the rest of the tree. On all the other branches there are leaves and now flowers, but some branches have neither just buds.

Will these leaf buds still bloom, or is there another reason why they aren't blooming?

I've searched the tree for any issues, but I cannot see anything so far. I guess time will tell if there is.

Any helpful advice will greatly be appreciated.



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Thank you Sally for the advice! I have now prepped {the soil} my fourth row for veggies in my garden!!
I can't plant til late frost for our area~ which is late April~ say all the local farmers!

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Thanks fr the article.
Looking forward to try detergenty, oily sprays at some stage.
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I had never heard of black aphids until your post. After searching it I found this:
www.greeningofgavin.com/2012/10/blac
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If they're similar to regular (green) aphids, I used to use soapy water, (just dish soap and water in a sprayer) when they would attack my roses.

For the past two years I have been in two different rentals, (sold my house), and so I have really missed having a garden. But I am in the process of buying a home and the seller's wife has a flower garden surrounded by a white picket fence. She tried to tell me a lot of the flowers, but she said she couldn't remember everything that was planted. lol

There's also an area she had the vegetable garden. I'm not sure how big it is, but I'm looking forward to filling it up! My family should be moved in time to get the soil prepped before we plant. We, (my family) are excited to have a garden again. emoticon

The seed catalogs are starting to trickle in the mail box too. emoticon



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I am in the process of planting garlic and spring onions. Has anyone ever had a problem with black aphid or onion fly? How did you deal with it?
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While I can see the reasoning in planting raspberries beside the drive, I wouldn't recommend putting them there myself. They can be very thorny unless you choose a thorn-less variety. A place near to the kitchen door but raspberries particularly like a cool damp climate so look for a place like that in your garden area. Also, if you can afford it, a fruit cage would be a benefit for all your fruit bushes to protect them from foraging birds and wildlife. It's not just us who enjoy raspberries etc.

Why don't you draw up a list of all the things you want to grow, then check how much space each plant requires. You're talking about an orchard and fruit trees, unless you have them on dwarf root stocks take up a lot of space. You also want to be able to reach them easily, for harvesting. Even fruit bushes take up quite a lot of space for them to be truly productive.

It's a huge area to deal with so it will pay in the long run to do a little this year but work out carefully where things are going for the future. You don't want to plant trees and shrubs now only to decide they would have been better somewhere else and then have to move them or leave them in a poor location.

I hope this is of some use to you.

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Separate question~ We will also be planting blueberries and eventually all the berries I can think of ~raspberries,blackberries and strawberries to name a few.
I know not to plant raspberries and blackberries near each other .Is there any advice about where to plant these? I am thinking CLOSE by like along the driveway~we have a very long driveway~ so that we could pick them quick as they are nearer the kitchen.That was what Pat Lanza suggested in her book,Lasagna Gardening.{I think she was talking about low growing cultivars.}.
What are everyone's thoughts?

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Back in CA~we had a total of !6' x 10' so I guess the consensus is to start with that size and what we grew there.
We are moving UP in the Zones ~from 9 to 7 which I think will be better for blueberries,apples and even our artichokes.
I realized and thank the LORD for the privilege of getting alot of space to grow the watermelons and cantaloupes and pumpkins.I will LOVE growing butternut squash again! My DH makes a wonderful butternut squash soup!
We are starting a fruit orchard in another part of the back of the property with 3 apple trees and 1 peach tree so far.HAPPY to be in TN and planting ,planting,planting....!!!!


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MOMWANTSNOWAIST,
You be in a priveliged position to be able to plant spreading plants that take up a lot of area like pumpkins, melons etc.
You can also set up big stands of berries like rasberries.
Not to mention what sort of orchard you can have.

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Hello MOMWANTSNOWAIST, congratulations on escaping Cali, from one escaped inmate to another. emoticon
Are you asking strictly on the size of your veggie/food garden or the entirety of the 23 acres? I'm understanding you're wanting the veggie/food garden.
Congratulations by the way. I know the elation you must feel, because I feel it too. I'm in the horse capitol of the world.
I'd start with; based on the size you had in Cali, what worked? what didn't? Fix what didn't and add more of what you went through quickly. Do you can or put up food? And do you plant successively so you have continuous harvesting? Also, do you pair plant or old school rows? The latter takes up more space.
I'd love to chat more with you. I also homeschool.

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If you want to be self sufficient in fruit and vegetables you'll need a lot of space but since you didn't have very much space before I would suggest you only cultivate a small area to begin with. Think about the amount of space you used previously and how much it provided by way of veggies. Then consider how you are going to cultivate it. Are you going to use some machinery or will it all be done by hand. Is there an area already set out for cultivation? This will be easier to work with. Then sow some seeds, buy some plants and get growing. Have fun.

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Wow, how fun!!!!
I have no idea, I have never had that much room! ha ha
Try searching on line. I found this idea just now, maybe it will help a bit.
It gives an idea for what and how big to plant a garden to feed a family of four.
www.almanac.com/vegetable-garden-pla
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JO

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When you have a HUGE piece of land and you get to have WHATEVER SIZE of VEGETABLE garden you want,HOW DO YOU KNOW what DIMENSIONS to make it for a FAMILY of 3 ?
Do you go by the amt of veggies to plant?
My Background in brief~ I had a very small garden in CA ~2 square foot gardens ~1 was
3'x3' and another 4'x4'.
Now that we live in TN ~no STATE TAXES~ YAY!!!!~ I have 23 acres! Well, not all 23 ,but I have ALOT OF SPACE and do NOT WANT to OVERWHELM MYSELF the FIRST TIME i start my VEGGIE garden!
HELP~~~ emoticon

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A couple of recycled ladders in our garden






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That sounds like a great idea! That way you will have a head start!!


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There is a herb and chilli festival coming up soon.
I may cheat and buy a rocoto chilli seedling rather than trying to sprout from seed.



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Good advice, these plants can grow to upward of 6 foot by 6 foot.
If I can only nurse them thru the frost-tender smaller stage, I may be in luck.
I have a mini-greenhouse that may be useful. and If I keep them confined to large pots then they wont grow as big, but I may get a crop.



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If you get winter frosts rkottek then that's likely the problem. I can't grow chillies outside at all, even in summer I have them indoors, but a frost would kill them off sharpish. So the simple answer would be to grow them in pots and bring them inside or maybe fleece them if the frosts aren't too hard, to overwinter them. I wouldn't let them get too wet in the winter either when frosts are forecast. Hope that helps.

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I sure don't....
Could it be that they are not plants for your growing zone? Have you checked that?
JO

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does anyone know anything about Chilli trees? Generally Rocotto chilli trees.
I normally get them growing to about 1 foot then the frost knocks them off over Winter.
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Beautiful well - after a late start due to a cold Springtime!

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I got a very late start do to injury and we have constant rain ;however, it is doing very well.



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With the deer constantly visiting...I really don't know@ but...I went to Lowes today to buy fencing and posts to keep them out...and of course...it rained, so..I guess I'l get it up after the wedding..

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After an unusual amount of emoticon & hail storms during the Springtime, everything seem so very late in blooming; however, now it all seems to have come out right. \o/ Praise the Creator God! \o/

God bless!

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I don't know...the deer attacked my peppers (check out my blog)...however, I found some fencing to protect whats left...

Everyone's pictures look wonderful!

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Tomatoes I started from seeds inside. I haven't done that for years! Now I just hope they keep growing!!


And my potatoes are growing very fast!!


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Planted my Herbs in pots on the Catio I had built!!
I have Lemon Balm, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, and Lavender....


CeCe checking out one of the pots....



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I am planting a Vegetable Garden this year!! First time in many years.
I cannot do as much as I use to so I am trying this for fun!!
It is all in Containers!! I did cherry tomatoes and a cucumber in pots last year and had great luck so now I am doing several different things this year!!
It is so much fun and challenge and no weeds!!!!! LOL



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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
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I'm afraid I haven't done anything much yet. It's still far too cold to plant anything yet but quite a lot of things are starting to sprout.
I love your pics. The cedar waxwing is beautiful and the woodpecker. We get woodpeckers coming into our feeders but the cedar waxwing just doesn't come here. Occasionally we do get waxwings with the red bit on the wings.

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I have started planting my Vegetable Garden!! It is all in Containers!
I started doing this idea last year and I am adding some new items this year.
I got the area set up today and planted two pots with Peas and a long pot with Radishes.
This photo shows the set up I have all of my pots ready to plant....
(I could not get the photo to load on here but here is a link to it....)
www.flickr.com/photos/neelojtsl/1619
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The large pot with the trellis in it will be for my cucumber.
The two pots on either side are where I planted my peas. I put some fencing up for a trellis for them.
The long container on the wall is where I planted my Radish.

It does not look beautiful but is fun to do and grow things.....

Edited by: NEELOJ at: 3/14/2015 (19:05)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
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Thanks again!! I hadn't thought about the heat!!!

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I thought Kansas would be colder than that. Rhododendrons come from the Himalayas so might be a tad warm for them. If you grow them in a shady spot and mulch their roots to keep them cool they could be OK. Don't forget they need an acidic soil.

It's hot here if we reach 80F. Usually in the summer its the high 60s to 70s. Never very hot here.

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Yes, we can have very hot summers! Can have 100 degrees or more but unusual to have a lot of those. It is usually just a some spells that are that hot. And a few summers we do not get over 100 only a day or two. The usual summers are in 80's and 90's.
Winters we can get below 0 but again not often and just now and then.
Usual is in the teens and 20's and 30's.

Thanks for the tip on the Rhododendrons. I may try to get a couple of them.
I have lost a lot of plants in the last five years because of neglect and because of the heat and no watering.
But I can now be excited about trying new things! Try to stick with things that we keep coming up each year.

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Hi Jo, yes I lve in Scotland. I lve in the south of Scotland but up in the hills. It gets pretty chilly here and probably much like Kansas. At the end of January, beginning of February we had temp down to -11C which I think is about 14F. I doubt it will get as cold again this winter but we could still have a few really hard frosts. We're not really frost free until the end of May, beginning of June so not a long growing season. You asked about the rhododendron and I think you would have very little problem finding one that would be okay. Ours have survived temps down to -20C which is about -2/3F so very cold. Our biggest problem with the flowers is having a late frost which can kill some of them off. It's the same with the fruit trees. Some apples are okay and the Victoria plums are superb.
Do you get really hot summers? We very rarely have hot summers. Warm is as good as it gets, lol.

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Sally, I went to your Spark page and see you live in Scotland!! I live in Kansas, USA.
It is interesting that our season seems to be about the same.
I have crocus blooming and daffodils coming up. They are only a few inches tall so far but it makes it look like Spring to me!!!
We can have cold and snow yet for a couple of months but usually have more warm then cold now!! I am soooo ready for Spring!!!
JO

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My spring garden is beginning to grow, just. Snowdrops are looking great, some crocuses are showing their flowers and some primroses are just starting to flower. Unfortunately the forecast for today and tomorrow is awful with high winds, rain and snow all in the mix. Oh well, it can't go on forever.

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Well the cool weather this summer and my lack of motivation has made the garden this year a challenge. Some things have done really well, others unfortunately went to waste as I had no time/inclination to get to them. Still have tomatoes, watermelon, carrots and butternut squash to harvest.

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Don't do many veggies but I planted a load of summer bulbs yesterday. Regal lilies, agapanthus, begonias, dahlias and zantadeschias. If they all flower they will look great. Tomatoes have to stay inside and they are needing potting on into their final pots. Maybe get that done next week. emoticon

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Been really slow getting vegetable garden out this year. Potatoes did not sprout well, but peas and onions look good. Garden tiller issues mean I don't yet have tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and peppers out either. Sigh - guess it will get done when it gets done.

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Everything is budding out quite beautifully! Just yesterday we were pleased to see that the lilac trees are covered with the most glorious purple blooms. Now, if only we are able to keep the deer away! emoticon emoticon

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Set out roses today. Supervised while Daddy's helper set them out.

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emoticon ROSES17

Me too! Don't have any space inside as wintering over ornamentals, when weather co-operates I will place them outside to make room for some plant plugs.

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Last week I planted kale, swiss chard, lettuce and onions. They have not grown much this past week, but they are still there.

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My roses came in today. Now I have to get my back straightened out so I can set them out.

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Nothing is sprouting let alone blooming in north west British Columbia, yet.

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I can't wait until spring gets here. I have all sorts of things to plant and a lot of garden decor to put out. Right now, the daffodils, crocus, and quince are blooming very pretty.

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