Alice Tinker

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Whitefly and aphid infestation

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 22:52

Ok thanks verdun. My greenhouse is a plastic one so it will have to be hot soapy water I suppose. Thanks for your help  

Whitefly and aphid infestation

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:19


yesterday I started to clear my greenhouse to find it is absolutely covered in whitefly and aphids. I was going to sow some seeds but now need to tackle this problem before I begin.

If I wash it all down with hot water and washing up liquid as well as my pots and tools, will this eradicate my aphid and whitefly infestation? I have never had this problem before so not sure how to proceed! 

Many thanks 




Posted: 28/04/2013 at 19:31

Thanks goldilocks. I think I will dig them out and Replant them vertically


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 18:04

I made the (bad) decision to move my bleeding heart plant today and left some long chunks of root behind. I have shoved the roots into a tray of compost horizontaly in the hope they will grow. The tray is very shallow.

Advice welcome

(I'm hoping my original plant is going to survive the move, fingers crossed) 

Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 22:34
It's huge! I am Normal size

Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 22:02
Ooh ok I will have to take a pic tomorrow in the light. It's about up to my belly Pennine petal

Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:32
We have discussed painting it with metal paint so that is an option Tilley, but I don't think I would have the patience to mosaic it as its huge! It's actually quite a nice shape...sort of oval.

Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:17
Good evening! I have a tall ugly metal container which I am wanting to plant up and give some height behind some shorter pots. I found it in my new garden and am skint so I'm determind to make use of it. My fianc??e wants to take it to the tip but I promised him I will make it look pretty.... So bearing this in mind I would like to know your favourite trailing plants to hide my containers' ugliness. Annual or perennial. Thanks!

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:50
I have heard of a few ways too move them on. Planting mint (not sure if this will work for so many of them) and another way is to sprinkle pepper in and around their nest. I'm afraid they are hard to get rid of. We had loads of nests in our old garden but because it was a big garden I left them too it. I would do whatever you feel happy doing...I never used boiling water etc because it would have felt wrong but you sound as though you have a big infestation.

Is it still too cold

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:23
Hi everyone I have a bunch of seedlings which are still small and without their second leaves. My problem is that they seem to be growing too tall and spindly with some falling over. I'm guessing the light on my window sill isn't enough but I'm worried that putting them outside will kill them off. What do you think? I live in Dorset. In the past I have had a nice light conservatory but now I have moved house I'm trying to make do with what I have got. Thanks
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