Saturday, August 6, 2011

Damping off, live and learn

These hyacinths were looking good, flower spikes getting nice and high. Warm weather they were getting a little droopy. So I gave them a pretty hard hit with a sprinkler. Not so clever. I think that water sitting on those high surface area flowers has allowed the bacteria/fungus to go crazy and the flowers have gone all brown and slimy.

Live and learn. Next year water the soil and not the top part. I'll be able to get the bulbs to recover by feeding them with high potassium fertiliser as they're dying down. An early lesson for this year.

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