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Latest posts by Chris 7

Scale Insects on my rose

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 12:42

Thanks ... I'll try it !

Ideas for shading plants please

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 12:06

Now that we, in the South of England, are encountering these very high temperatures has anybody any tips for the shading of plants ?

I was wondering if the use of fleece could be one ... although I'd have thought it would just raise the temperature of the plants inside.

Thanks

Chris

Scale Insects on my rose

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 12:01

I've just noted scale insects on my climbing rose.

Is there a simple way of getting rid of them without using insecticide ?

Thanks,

Chris

Apple Trees losing thier leaves

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 12:57

I have several apple trees around my garden.

I've just noticed that several of them are losing a significant portion of their leaves.

Could this be a symptom of the drought ?

Thanks

Chris

Invisible something eating my roses

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 12:52

Could it be deer ?  Not sure if they eat roses but they're quite partial to most things !

 

My sister has one that eats all her plants !

 

Chris

Greenhouse tomatoes : Pollination

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 12:46

This is my first year of growing tomatoes in a greenhouse.

As there are no bees in greenhouses do I need to manually pollinate the flower trusses ?  If so do I need to buy some sort of solution ?

Thanks

Chris

Cutting the top off raspberry canes

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 07:37

Thanks all,  am just putting on my glad rags and moseying over to my raspberries to cut the tops off !

 

Chris

Cutting the top off raspberry canes

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:43

My raspberry canes are now about 7 feet high.

Can I cut them down to about 5 feet now ?

Thanks

Chris

Problem with my shrubs

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 13:40

Is it only me who doesn't understand what you are trying to say ?

Chris

Pinching out Antirrinhums (Snap dragons)

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:15

I've got a few of the above and want to make them 'bush out'.

Can I pinch out the growing tip ?  and if so how big should it be when I do it ?

Thanks

Chris

Discussions started by Chris 7

Excessive cost of seeds

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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 20:54

Excessive dampness in shed

Is the presence of a carpet causing problems in my shed ? 
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 14:22

Protecting a Hebe over winter

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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 13:23

raspberry--how-long-do-they-last-

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Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 18:59

Ideas for shading plants please

 
Replies: 4    Views: 278
Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:44

Scale Insects on my rose

 
Replies: 3    Views: 238
Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:30

Apple Trees losing thier leaves

 
Replies: 1    Views: 231
Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 13:01

Greenhouse tomatoes : Pollination

Replies: 2    Views: 323
Last Post: 23/05/2013 at 13:38

Cutting the top off raspberry canes

Replies: 5    Views: 580
Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 19:02

Pinching out Antirrinhums (Snap dragons)

When should I pinch them out ? 
Replies: 2    Views: 369
Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 12:30

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Replies: 15    Views: 1043
Last Post: 24/03/2013 at 13:26

Supporting plants

I need tips for supporting plants 
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Last Post: 03/03/2013 at 17:39

Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

Replies: 9    Views: 927
Last Post: 03/03/2013 at 16:59

Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Should you remove them from the plant at periodic intervals ? 
Replies: 12    Views: 633
Last Post: 12/12/2012 at 17:57

Watering dormant plants in an unheated shed

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Last Post: 22/10/2012 at 13:55
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