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Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:13

Just wondering if anybody out there can recommend tasty first early earlies? and also would you advise protecting the growth from frost ie covering with fleece these would be planted in the ground and not in potatoe bags.



Vine weevils

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:53

I have found vine weevils and vine weevil larvae in my overwintering fuchsias which were cut back in December in my cold greenhouse.

I knocked the old compost off (which was only about 4/6 weeks old anyway multipurpose) and repotted the fuchsias and treated with Provado Vine Weevil Killer, and wrapped the fuchsias individually in fleece to prevent any further attack.

Would appreciate anyones advice if the above action was correct to take or not and if not what would you advise?



Orchid problems

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 21:26

I cut my new orchid back to a leaf nod when it had flowered, after unsucessfully trying in the past to grow orchids (this is my 3rd orchid)

Since the new bud started to swelll the stem has now turned white and is dying back causing the new bud to die, can anyone advise please on my next step?

Should I cut the whole stem back?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:51

Checking my begonia corns and discovered Vineweevil grubs happily laying their eggs    , oh joy a dozen of begonia corns binned, still an opportunity to purchase new colours for 2015.  Checked over over wintering fuchsias and repotted them, then treated with Provado Vine Weevil killer, fingers crossed they survivie.



Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 16:53

Pipes of Peace by Paul McCartney always bring shivers down my spine.


Mammoth Onion Growing Tips Turning Yellow

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 20:23

Onion advice please

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:22

Morning Verdun

Thank you I have since removed the Red Barron Onion Crop for fear of infecting the new onions and leeks which have been covered in Insect Mesh and also I have strung sticky fly strips up in the patch hopefully this year will be better

The joys of gardening always learning something new. 

Onion advice please

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 21:28

Thanks Steve 309 will check if there is an onion fly thread, apologies to Daisyheadcase for tagging on her thread, no disrepect intended.


Onion advice please

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 21:16

Hi Vernon and Steve 309

I have sown Mammoth Onion seeds and Mammoth Pot Leeks from seed, and noticed holes appearing on the leaves on my Red Barron Onions sown in the Autumn just like in Daisyheadcase pictures, could that be a sign of Onion Fly? 

I had Onion Fly last autumn which saw off the last of the leek crop and disinfected the soil with a warm solution of Jeyes Fluid in this spring


The Mammoth Onions and Mammoth Pot Leeks were planted out about 3 weeks ago in a different plot to those grown last year.

If the holes aren't made by the Onion Fly would you please be so kind as to advise what would make the holes and does it affect the onion?

Many thanks in anticipation.



Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 21:12

How about the saying "smile it makes people wonder what you have been upto?"

Roll on the spring!


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