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Talkback: Red spider mites

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 10:16

Thanks, I will try that when I get some more plants. You've guessed it, my radiator is right under the window sill, they're just loving it! Why do they always put the radiator there, most of the heat goes out the window. It's the coldest room in the house.

Talkback: Red spider mites

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 11:24

I have red spider mites in my living room and my kitchen. Have binned the plants and wiped everything down but I suspect they may still be lurking in corners waiting for replacement plants. Is there anything else I can do@

Talkback: How to grow hippeastrum

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 11:08

I too leave the leaves on and feed the plant till October then cut any that are left off, let the bulb dry out in the pot in a cool place till next October and start watering and feeding again. They should be in flower by Xmas, fingers crossed. I repot every couple of years.


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 10:13

Thanks everybody, that's me sorted I hope


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 10:14

I don't know what they are called but they look like the " common" ones you see everywhere with pink flowers.

Thanks for the tip about cuttings, I'll certainly give that a try. I've got a cloche type small greenhouse in the sun so that could work, I've taken some cuttings from pinks and that's worked for them.

We live in Devon so the parents should be ok outside.

Thanks so much




Posted: 08/09/2014 at 10:34

Hi everyone, I've been growing Osterospermums for the first time and they're doing very well. What do I do in the autumn, do I cut them back, do it in spring or leave them alone? I don't want them to get leggy.Any help greatfully received.

Thanks Carol

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 12:07

Thanks to you too Nut, the bowl of water is a great idea. My pond is quite small so this might work well. Maybe in a couple of months get rid of the Elodea and go with another plant.

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:20

Thanks Fairygirl I will take your advice and give it a go. The baby newts will say thank you to. They'll be able to swim

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:09

I cant help with the "washing up liquid" problem, I've never had thatbut I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I can start thinning out my oxygenating weed yet. It's a wildlife pond full of young newts and I don't want to upset them. It's Canadian pond weed, a present from a friend when I was starting out (beware of Greeks with gifts etc) and it's very vigorous! I'm sure the newts etc are walking on top of it!

Thanks X


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Swiss Sue, thanks so much for the site. I heard somewhere that this way worked. Am going to buy some watercress and give it a go!!

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