P532 ORACLE 532 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2050:11  2/4       BYHUGHJEFFRIES RUST Raised orange spots on rose twigs in spring spread to the backs of leaves by autumn and turn black. Not a common disease, fortunately, since it used always to mean burning the plant. But now it can be controlled with propiconazole (Tumbleblite). It really works and on other rose fungus diseases as well — black spot and mildew. Rust in antirrhinums - burn infected plants and buy seed of resistant strains next year. Hollyhocks - treat them as annuals and raise from seed each year. More follows > Time Off Guide — 530 DIY — 533 DIY Out Of Doors Angling Rock/Pop
P532 ORACLE 532 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2031:11  3/4       BYHUGHJEFFRIES LAWNS Now's a good time to get rid of weeds, before growth slows down in the winter and the fine grass needed to replace the killed weeds can't get established. Depending on which weeds are worst in your lawn, look for these chemicals — 2,4—D for daisies and dandelions, MCPA for creeping buttercup, Mecoprop,dichlorprop,fenoprop, or dicamba for pearlwort,yarrow and clover Most lawn weedkillers contain a mixture of more than one of these chemicals. More follows > Time Off Guide — 530 DIY — 533 DIY Out Of Doors Angling Rock/Pop
P532 ORACLE 532 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2050:01  4/4       BYHUGHJEFFRIES JAPANESE ONIONS It's high time for Northerners to sow Japanese onions,for harvesting in June. Sowing dates are rather critical, in order to get plants the right size to stand the winter (about 6ins tall). * Early August in the North & Scotland, * Mid-August in the Midlands and SE * Late August in the SW and S Wales. The problem is that sowing time comes when people are away on holiday. But the price of onions in June does make this a worthwhile crop. More follows > Time Off Guide — 530 DIY — 533 DIY Out Of Doors Angling Rock/Pop
P532 ORACLE 532 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2040:01  0/4       BYHUGHJEFFRIES HEDGES Hedges should be cut soon, particularly cupressus and lonicera nitida, so that any new growth can ripen before winter. Laurel hedges shouldn't be cut with shears — the leaves you slice through will die back to a nasty brown. You ought to use secateurs, but I've found that power hedge-trimmers don't in fact slice through too many leaves. Useful for clipping the bay laurel at this time, too. More follows > Time Off Guide — 530 DIY — 533 SUPER SUMMER SAVINGS FROM KAYS 183 DIY Out Of Doors Angling Rock/Pop