Chris 7


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green beetles on my cauli

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 13:37

Its called a 'Shield' insect and is harmless ... I have loads in my garden !

 

Chris

Carrots

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 14:17

Almost certainly slugs.

Best thing is to cover the seeds with fleece,  making certain the slugs can't get underneath the fleece !

Works every time !

Non flowering : Lilac - In a pot

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:55

Fair enough .. leaves look OK though !

Mind you I don't even know the variety ... could be one of these massive ones ... so I'll take your advice and plant it in the garden !

Chris

Non flowering : Lilac - In a pot

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:40

We have a lilac planted in a pot whicjh is now about 5 years old.

Each year it has a single white bloom (panicle ?)

It hasn't been repotted and stands in a sunny spot.

How can I encourage it to bloom ?

Chris

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 15:05

I buried them about 4 weeks ago.

I'll leave the top showing and see what happens !

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:56

OK ... Grew tham last year and the tubers were fine ... I thought with all the rain and cold then they were a bit late !

Thanks all

Chris

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:48

Just had a look at them.

The temp is about 17 C.

They may be making roots ... there are some there but they could be the remnants of last year.

What do 'eyes' look like ?  Some of the tubers have (whitish spots about 1 cm circumference)... but that could be mould / rot ?

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:31

I live in Surrey and have several dahlia tubers which I've overwintered in the house.

They have not yet developed any shoots depite all my efforts at CPR !

I have them buried in damp compost in the house.

Can anybody help ?

Chris

At wits end with carrots and slugs

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 13:30

I cover my carrots with fleece,  making sure the edges of the fleece are buried.  this makes a physical barrier which the slugs can't break.  It also prevents carrot fly.

Or as people have said use slug pellets but make sure they're pet and wildlife friendly !

Chris

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes in growing bags

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 12:35

If you don't make slits then it'll rot / get blight.   I found them very difficult to use and now just take the compost out of the grow bag and use it in pots ... I found it much easier !

Chris

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