Chris 7


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Diamond Backed Moths : Preventing Attacks

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 12:02

I have several Cabbage and Brussel Sprout plants and am living in Epsom, Surrey.


I read with horror that this country is being invaded by millions of moths (Diamond Backed Moths ?) which all love to eat cabbages and sprouts. 


I also read that no known pest spray will get rid of them.


I am thinking of protecting my vegetables with fleece, thus providing a physical barrier between the moth and plant.


I offer this up for the forums consideration !


Chris

Last edited: 16 June 2016 12:03:50

Waitrose and Slugs

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:26

I'm thinking of taking advantage of Waitrose's kind offer of free coffee grounds.  I'd like somebody experienced in these things to tell me whether or not coffee grounds actually do deter slugs.

I have my wheelbarrow poised in Waitrose and I'll fill it full of used coffee grounds once you give me the go ahead !

Thanks in anticipation

Chris

Plants resistant to slugs

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:16

Thankyou all so much !

Theres plenty to be going on with there !

I didn't think so many were resistant !

Chris

 

Plants resistant to slugs

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:22

I have a medium sized garden and try to go organic where possible.    I am planning to buy a number of perrennials this year,  but want them to be slug resistant if possible.

I already have campanulas, phlox, penstemmon all of which exhibit good resistance ... can anybody suggest any other plants exhibiting such resistance ?

Thanks,

Chris

 

Care of lily bulbs over winter

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:48

Thanks for that,  you're right I have lifted them ... I usually don't.

Do you have trouble with Lily Beetles ... the only way of getting rid of them (apart from manual) seems to be Provado ... although I hate using the stuff !

Chris

 

Care of lily bulbs over winter

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 12:05

I have several lily bulbs which I'm trying to keep over winter ... what is the best way to do this ?

Some of the bulbs look like baby ones from larger bulbs ... can I keep them in an unheated shed ?    Should I bury them in earth /

 

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

Chris

Use of a Propagator

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:11

I have an electric propagator and have taken cuttings of penstemmon, pinks and clematis.  They have been in the propagator for 2 weeks.   I have misted inside the propagator,  but am concerned that it is too damp ... can anybody give me any tips about how damp it should be inside it ?

Thanks,

Chris

 

 

Slugs and Roofing Felt

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:46

I have a few frogs and also a few leopard slugs (which eat other slugs).   I wish I had slow worms, but if I'm lucky they may go into my compost heaps !

I don't like the idea of tar products so I may abandon this idea !

Thanks for all your help.

Slugs and Roofing Felt

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:22

I run an organic garden quite successfully except for a slug problem.

Last year I heard about a technique involving putting roofing felt around each susceptible plant. The theory is that the slugs hate the roughness of the felt and its smell !

Has anybody heard of this method ?  and if so, how successful was it ?

Thanks

Hothouse plant - help

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 12:16

I have an evergreen plant from Spain called 'Diplodenia'.  It has flowered outside for 7 months and now that its colder,  I've had to bring it inside - the room is heated and therefore fairly dry.

The plant has been inside for about a month and now the leaves have lost their glosssiness and many are turning yellow.   I have not been feeding it and have been watering it once a week.

Can anybody help please ?

Thanks.

Chris

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Diamond Backed Moths : Preventing Attacks

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