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Chrissy the gardener

Latest posts by Chrissy the gardener

Sainsbury's Orchids

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 08:55

Most of them are phelonopsis the moth orchid, (sorry about the spelling)

Hostas - Any Advice out There

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 18:34

I have ducks also that come into the garden and keep the slugs down also the thicker leaved hostas are not eaten so readily I guess the slugs don't like them to tough.

camillia bush

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 18:21

Yes sooty mould and you do need to get rid of it,a plant kind of lives through its leaves and if they are blocked up the leaves will drop off and the plant will suffer.

There is no spray to get rid of sooty mould just clean it bit by bit by wiping it off the leaves with tepid water, you will also need to spray it to kill the aphids. If you don't get rid of the aphids it will just happen again.

good luck

echium pininana

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 08:18

I have grown thease they always look scruffy in growth especially in the winter.

I pot up some of the seedlings they produce and them keep them in a frost free greenhouse over winter,water sparingly then when the weather warms up at the start of spring harden them off and then plant in situ.

The habit of the plant is one years growth and one years flowering then they die, but you should have some seedlings to plant up to get your next plants.

Because after the first year your plants are in the ground for that winter be mindful where you plant, a somewhat sheltered sight is better.Make sure you also mulch for that winter.

Favorite apple

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:21

I have a apple called sunset, a good doer and tastes like golden delicious. Golden Delicious does not grow well here in the south west.

Egrement russet is also good but like pansy face stated its a personal choice how you like your apples to taste.

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:02

Yes fidget it does do videos but I've not tried that.

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 20:02

This was taken at night,


Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:45

I had one for my birthday last year,it's great But I believe we cannot advertise on this sight so all I feel able to put was it was from Maplins.

The picture of the pheasant on the left is off the monitor.

I hope this is of some help.

Happy Christmas

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 15:18

Thanks G/W and all on the forum, thanks for the info and the laughs. I think the best one has to be the willie/wellies. 


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 13:45

I'll try that treehugger

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