20/10/18 Figs are still ripening about one a day so 3 and 2 since I've been away for a few days. The climbing beans have just about succumbed to old age. There are a few beans still struggling to grow and of course a couple of roses seem to show up.
4/11/17 A rose and a few hazel catkins are out and about
22/10/17 A few blossoms on an apple tree,
Just a note to say that 1. I have a few blossoms on an apple tree, 2. I have an odd out of season rose and 3. My fig tree produced two sets of edible figs, the second set from this years buds. (figs are flower buds)
As I intend to use borax to help preserve wood and canvas I am concerned about it's toxicity to plants:
Boron is an essential micronutrient which means it is essential for plant growth and development, but is required in very small quantities. Although Boron requirements vary among crops, the optimum boron content of the leaves for most crops is 20-100 ppm . . . Typical applications of actual boron are about 1.1 kg/hectare or 1.0 lb/acre but optimum levels of boron vary with plant type.
Unless used in small amounts -- such as 1/2 teaspoon in a gallon of water -- Borax is toxic to plants. . . . Or mix 1/2 cup of borax in a gallon of water and apply to the base of weeds to act as a liquid herbicide on the roots.
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