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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

Tomatoes

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:11

A blue tinge usually indicates they have been cold ... it has been a tad cold lately !

 

As the lazy gardner says ... stop fretting they'll soon pick up !

Totally agree about growing your own varieties ... I'm currently trying 'Black Russian' to see how they taste !

 

Chris

Steep slope gardening

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 13:31

Hi Leonette,

The best way to do it is to 'terrace' it.  I'd suggest that you get a gardner in to do it for you as it involves a considerable amount of manual work in creating the terraces.  In this way you end up with a series of level beds at various heights (deopending on the height of the slope) which you can fill with plants.   Maybe best to get a landscape gardner in to advise and quote.

If you don't take this approach you'll be limited in the type of plants which can be grown on sandy soil,  together with a somewhat intemperate climate !

Sorry to be a killjoy !

Chris

 

Aches and pains

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 12:20

I take Fish Oil tablets (2 a day) ... it has cleared up the sore knees I always had.

You need to take it for a month before the effects are felt !  

Chris

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 13:26

I think the compost was too dry if anything !

Compost was last years

Will try and build the lightbox to help.

Thanks

Discussions started by Chris 7

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

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Ideas for shading plants please

 
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Scale Insects on my rose

 
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Apple Trees losing thier leaves

 
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Greenhouse tomatoes : Pollination

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Last Post: 23/05/2013 at 13:38

Cutting the top off raspberry canes

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Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 19:02

Pinching out Antirrinhums (Snap dragons)

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

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

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Supporting plants

I need tips for supporting plants 
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Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

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