-10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

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Re: -10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:43 pm

sam140 wrote:Taken all protection blankets & towels off the cordies. Green ones look ok actually, but the red two are fried. Am just concerned about two larger trachies that were planted in the summer. Alot of the fronds look like they will brown off, hopefully the spears will be fine, i will treat with chesnut compound this week to see off possible rot. Hope everyone is not too bad hit :!:

Chestnut Compound has now been banned :(


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Re: -10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

Post by sam140 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:51 pm

since when and why? i only bought it from the garden centre about a year ago.


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Re: -10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:53 pm

sam140 wrote:since when and why? i only bought it from the garden centre about a year ago.

I think it was banned last year as was green sulphur for dusting bulbs before stored. (But at least sulphur is still available). Chestnut compound isn't.


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Re: -10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:58 pm

Low last night was 0.8, currently 5c.

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Re: -10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

Post by Conifers » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:31 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Chestnut Compound has now been banned :(
Chestnut Compound hasn't been banned, but Cheshunt Compound has :mrgreen:


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Re: -10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

Post by Darlo Mark » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:41 pm

If you google it you can find the recipe to make it.
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Re: -10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:45 pm

Conifers wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:Chestnut Compound has now been banned :(
Chestnut Compound hasn't been banned, but Cheshunt Compound has :mrgreen:

I should really check my posts.


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Re: -10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

Post by sam140 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:37 pm

Just been outside and some of the trachies planted in the summer look like they have been badly damaged, time will tell in the next few weeks. Have just treated all with fungicide solution and hopefully the spears will be good.


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Re: -10c here in Cambridge only midnight!

Post by Kristen » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:34 pm

I think, technically, not "banned" but not had the new style "license" issued - 'coz no one, without a patent, want's to pay for the process.

Thus I have no idea whether it is dangerous, or not. If it had been "banned" then I would not use it. "No one has stumped up for license under new legislation" suggests to me that there is vested interest to get us to buy new fangled, less track-record, less understood, more chemically-complex compounds instead.
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