London (change)
Today 14°C / 4°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 5°C

Chris 7


Latest posts by Chris 7

VIBURNUM TINUS 'EVE PRICE'

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 12:32

I had exactly the same problem.

I sprayed the bush with 'Provado' in May and then again in September (2011).   I only use Provado when I have to as its terribly strong (don't get it in your eyes).

The Viburnum bushes are now fine and there has been a huge boost in the leaves.

I haven't used the Provado any more ... once treated the beetles stayed away !

Hope this helps and good luck

Chris

Watering dormant plants in an unheated shed

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:55

Thanks

 

Chris

Clematis

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:31

Theres an old adage that says,  'Keep the roots damp and shaded and the leaves in the sun.'  They also have large roots and love a bit of compost !

Chris

Watering dormant plants in an unheated shed

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:17

Morning all,

I have an unheated shed in which I intend to overwinter pelargoniums and coreopsis.

Is there any rule of thumb for how often I should water them ?

Thanks,

Chris

 

Begonia looks odd !

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 13:33

OK ... I'll have to plant other things with it to disguise the bits I don't like then !

Its OK in a pot isnt it ?

 

Chris

Begonia looks odd !

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 12:44

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15085.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15086.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 The white bush type (see picture) to my unpractised eye looks ungainly owing to the bulky stem.   I heard something about pinching out the female flowers (?) or am I going mad ?

Thanks again for all your helpful contributions !

Begonia looks odd !

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 15:13

I'll post the photos tomorrow.

I overwintered them in the shed.  They took a long time to shoot before I planted them out in the garden.

All your help is much appreciated

Chris

Begonia looks odd !

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 14:44

They were both outdoors.

Yes, I appreciate its too late now,  but I need to know what I did wrong !

 

Begonia looks odd !

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 14:23

I have grown a bush begonia and a trailing begonia.

I think I've not reared it very well as they both have massive 'stalks about 2 feet long with a diameter of about 2 inches.   The flowers appear on these stalks.

Should I have 'pinched the stalk out or something ?

 

Chris

Rhododendron : Dark irregular spots on leaves

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 08:45

The above pidctures show the top and bottom views of the diseased leaves.

Discussions started by Chris 7

Slugs and Roofing Felt

Anybody heard of this technique ? 
Replies: 10    Views: 309
Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 12:01

Hothouse plant - help

Brought into the house from outsode 
Replies: 3    Views: 288
Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 19:12

Dipladenia and tendrils

Replies: 1    Views: 239
Last Post: 10/10/2014 at 17:14

Reviving a hedge

Replies: 2    Views: 248
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 13:05

Clematis and yellowing leaves

Replies: 5    Views: 531
Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 12:58

Excessive cost of seeds

Replies: 21    Views: 911
Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 20:54

Excessive dampness in shed

Is the presence of a carpet causing problems in my shed ? 
Replies: 10    Views: 702
Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 14:22

Protecting a Hebe over winter

Replies: 2    Views: 673
Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 13:23

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

Replies: 3    Views: 657
Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 18:59

Ideas for shading plants please

 
Replies: 4    Views: 473
Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:44

Scale Insects on my rose

 
Replies: 3    Views: 429
Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:30

Apple Trees losing thier leaves

 
Replies: 1    Views: 411
Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 13:01

Greenhouse tomatoes : Pollination

Replies: 2    Views: 608
Last Post: 23/05/2013 at 13:38

Cutting the top off raspberry canes

Replies: 5    Views: 935
Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 19:02

Pinching out Antirrinhums (Snap dragons)

When should I pinch them out ? 
Replies: 2    Views: 600
Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 12:30
1 to 15 of 28 threads