Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall colours


Every day the yellow pushes the green out of the fig's leaves.


The roses' leaves give away my Neem-spraying habits of the last weeks. They have never had bad blackspot before, not these two David Austins. It was a grey, wet September. And after a brief blue interlude the clouds have returned and it will rain for a few days. Maybe.

I will sow some more fall greens and otherwise treat with respect my lumbar vertebrae whose noses were put out of joint during our Litter Mob on Tuesday. A heavy roll of fence had to be heaved down and along a slope. At least it is there, now. So is the nerve down the front of my right leg. Ouch.

When did I become this grumpy?

Asters are on That Other blog, now, and fences, later.

5 comments:

  1. Grumpiness can go hand-in-hand with a major stress like the one you're having with El Gato. It too shall pass.

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  2. Your fig is so sturdy! Do you leave it out year round and if so, do you prepare it for winter?

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  3. Thanks, Denise :-)

    Sheri - Yes, I leave it out. No special protection, except that I bring it lower down on the terrace.

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  4. The roses are beautiful! About the Neem - do you mean it was ineffective on the black spot? (I've had a problem with scale insects lately, and Neem was recommended, but I was unsure if it would really work.)

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  5. Leslie - no, the Neem is effective (The product I use is Bonide). I was referring to the white splashes on the leaves as evidence of the Neem. The black spot would be much worse without it. It does not/cannot cure affected leaves but prevents the spread of the fungus. Also spray anywhere where the leaves have fallen.

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