Chris 7

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.



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 ?



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 ?



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 !



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 ?



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 !



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 ?



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 ?


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 ?



Discussions started by Chris 7

Foxtail Lilies

Which way up ? 
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Last Post: 08/10/2016 at 12:10

When to pot on cuttings

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Last Post: 22/09/2016 at 16:30

Diamond Backed Moths : Preventing Attacks

A sugegstion to stop the blighters 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 12:09

Waitrose and Slugs

Does the rumour that coffee grounds deter slugs hold water ? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2016 at 10:52

Plants resistant to slugs

Suggestions please 
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Last Post: 06/06/2016 at 09:59

Care of lily bulbs over winter

How do I look after them ! 
Replies: 7    Views: 623
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: 09/03/2016 at 22:00

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
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