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Protecting a Hebe over winter

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 13:23

I could put a bit of clear plastic over it ... I have some of that !

The Hebe is a big one,  although with the damage caused by last winter I've had to cut it back hard.

But thanks for your help

Protecting a Hebe over winter

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 12:33

I have a very nice Hebe,  which is about 5 years old.   Every winter it suffers badly from frost / snow  etc.  despite being covered with fleece.   The Hebe takes the next 12 weeks to recover !

Is there a better way iof protecting it over winter ?

 

Thanks

Chris

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

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:10

I have some 4 year old Glenn Ample.   This year the fruits were not very big,  although there was plenty of them.   The fruits last year were a good size.

Should the rsapberry canes be replaced after 3 years ?  I have fed them and so am a bit suprised that they are so small !

Thanks

Chris

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

Discussions started by Chris 7

Care of lily bulbs over winter

How do I look after them ! 
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Last Post: 18/10/2015 at 13:48

Use of a Propagator

Propagator and dampness 
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Last Post: 16/07/2015 at 07:27

Slugs and Roofing Felt

Anybody heard of this technique ? 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 12:01

Hothouse plant - help

Brought into the house from outsode 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 19:12

Dipladenia and tendrils

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Last Post: 10/10/2014 at 17:14

Reviving a hedge

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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 13:05

Clematis and yellowing leaves

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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 12:58

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

 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:44

Scale Insects on my rose

 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:30

Apple Trees losing thier leaves

 
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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 13:01

Greenhouse tomatoes : Pollination

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