Latest posts by Bluebaron

Blackcurrent pruning

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:46
I'm confused. According to the what to do now above. I should be pruneing my blackcurrants now, however the RHS website advises to prune when dormant in late autumn early winter. Also although I have approximately eight strongest stems I have about 15 smaller stems growing from the base. should I prune most of the smaller stems out leaving only two or three of the stronger ones to replace the original stems when mature.

spider MIte

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:11

I have an attack of spider mite on my cucumbers, They are currently 4-5 foot tall and every leaf is affected.

I have sprayed with a bug spray and am misting as often as possible but am i wasting my time?

Can they be saved? Its quite a heavy infestation.

My tomatoes seem to be unaffected.

Butternut squash

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 16:37
Must be the feed/water ratio then!

RHS Hampton court

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:24

Had a great time, weather was great. Its very similar to Chelsea with stall, show gardens etc.


Watched a good talk by Monty Don and others on career changes. Fireworks were probably the best i have ever seen. 


Traffic was bad leaving 45 mins to get out, poorly managed IMO. 

Butternut squash

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:22

you can get 10 small ones or four big ones!

RHS Hampton court

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:00
Thanks all can't wait!

RHS Hampton court

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:46
Anyone got any recommendations? It's my first time at this show. I'm going to preview evening on Monday. I have also managed to get tickets to the Monty Don talk about career change but it's 1:45 long and it's only a short evening. Should I go?

Red Thread Lawn

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 22:48

And this

Ants on my plants

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:40
They are farming aphids. Yes just let washing them off.


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 12:00
Do you deadhead lupins?

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Blackcurrent pruning

Conflicting advice 
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spider MIte

Spider MIte 
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RHS Hampton court

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How would you approach it? 
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