Chris 7


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Foxtail Lilies

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 12:10

Thanks Dave,   I'll check them and replant any that are upside down !


Chris

Foxtail Lilies

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 12:13

I've just received 5 Foxtail Lilies 'bulbs' and have planted them. I have just realized that I have no way of knowing which way up they should be planted as the packaging has straightened all the 'spider legs'.


How do I tell which way is 'up' ?


Thanks for any info you can offer


Chris

When to pot on cuttings

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 12:52

I took some penstemon cuttings about 6 weeks ago and have kept them in a propagator since then.


The majority of them have now sprouted a few small leaves,  but the root development seems very slow.   I am aware that autumn/winter is coming and am wondering what I should do regarding potting them on.


I'd be grateful for any help.


Thanks,


Chris

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

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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

 

 

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Discussions started by Chris 7

Foxtail Lilies

Which way up ? 
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When to pot on cuttings

 
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Diamond Backed Moths : Preventing Attacks

A sugegstion to stop the blighters 
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Waitrose and Slugs

Does the rumour that coffee grounds deter slugs hold water ? 
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Plants resistant to slugs

Suggestions please 
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Care of lily bulbs over winter

How do I look after them ! 
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Use of a Propagator

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Slugs and Roofing Felt

Anybody heard of this technique ? 
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Hothouse plant - help

Brought into the house from outsode 
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Dipladenia and tendrils

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Reviving a hedge

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Clematis and yellowing leaves

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Excessive cost of seeds

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Excessive dampness in shed

Is the presence of a carpet causing problems in my shed ? 
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Protecting a Hebe over winter

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