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Chris 7


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Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:56

What if I take out the carpet ?

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:38

Built of wood and about a year old.  Small and butting onto a brick garage (but not touching it).

No as its only a year old the felt is still new ... I've checked it for leaks and it seems fine !

Chris

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:16

I have a shed which is a bit damp ... although I have checked for leaks in the roof etc. the roof has gone green.

I have put a carpet down in the shed ... is there any possibility that this is keeping it warm and any dampness in the shde cannot escape ?

Thanks

 

Chris

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

Discussions started by Chris 7

Waitrose and Slugs

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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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Anybody heard of this technique ? 
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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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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 13:23

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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