This can also apply to online purchases from sites which are not part of the Horticultural Trades Associations. You may have read in Gardening magazines or the daily newspapers about XYLELLA FASTIDISA. THIS IS A VIRULENT BACTERIUM WHICH ATTACKS PLANTS.This can eventually destroy plants and could run through gardens. It is currently present in parts of Italy and Spain, it is carried on olive trees, cherries, lavender, rosemary and figs. If it arrives in the UK it is a threat to many species. When you purchase plants check where they were grown and try to patronise the many local nurseries which producetheirownstock.Suzanne Holroyd
We are short of 1 litre bottles to distribute Maxi Crop. Would members be kind enough to bring their own 1 litre bottle when they want to purchase Maxi Crop or if they are no longer using the product and have 1 litre bottles in their sheds perhaps they could drop them into the hut on a Sunday between 10am and 12 noon.
BEWARE WHEN TEMPTED TO PURCHASE PLANTS WHEN OVERSEAS.
Maxicrop.In case you haven’t heard of it, Maxicrop is an organic liquid fertiliser made from seaweed, and it is ideal for using in the summer on all your plants. You simply dilute it in a watering can and water it on. We sell it in 500ml and 1 litre units, using donated plastic bottles. If you have suitable bottles (not previously used for drinks) please bring them along as our supply is limited.Netting. This is the best way of protecting crops such as broccoli from butterflies which lay their eggs on the leaves, which hatch into caterpillars and ravage the leaves. Plant protection net with 1cm mesh and 4m wide is what we recommend. It is also suitable for protecting fruit from birds, as is diamond mesh netting. To keep out smaller insects such as aphids you need insect mesh which has very small mesh.Pots. We have new 75mm (3”) pots on offer at 10 for £1 – a bargain.Compost maker. If you use this product, don’t be confused by the changing names of the manufacturers: Garotta, Vitax and Garden World. It’s the same product inside the bag.Potato sacks. We stock paper sacks for storing potatoes in, enough for 12kg.Lyn Davies.
News from the Hut, Summer 2018
Fertiliser Info Sheets
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