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Anybody had experience of water drippers for hanging baskets?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:02

Hi, with the pressure restricted there may not be enough pressure to get to the last dripper.I haven't got a pressure restrictor but I had to  put adjustable heads on my dripper points and was able to decrease the flow in the drippers closer to the tap and open the end ones fully in order to get water to reach all drippers. They are easily available  - you twist the red bit and you can turn the water off or restrict its flow...hope this makes sense 

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/785639321_1/50pcs-Adjustable-Irrigation-font-b-Drippers-b-font-1-4-barb-Sprinklers-Emitter-Drip-font-b.jpg

Bare honeysuckle plant - is it dying?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:34

I am wondering if it is planted close to the foot of the wall...if it is, it probably is not getting enough food and water and  when it gets to this time of year and is under a lot of stress it drops its leaves. Plants should be planted about 45cm from the base of a wall and then lent toward it. The base of a wall will be a rain shadow area and the footings of the wall will restrict root growth. If you can't replant it further out then I would ensure good water and feeding regime be put in place.

free-hedge-trimmer-

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:28

Why don't you put it onthe free recycling group in your area - I often give away pots and plants on my local one and have picked up paving slabs and a water butt too.I have posted the link below 

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rugbyfreegle/info

Rhubarb

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:23

Rhubarb does not have to be red to be eaten. The best rhubarb to eat is in the epring and early summer when shoots are young. Now your rhubarb would be tough and stringy - I also believe that after mid summer you should not pull anymore but let the plant recoup in order to get a good crop next year....someone on here will correct me if that is not right!

Tomato pests

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:20

It's the tomato moth caterpillar...there's another thread with exactly the same problem!

I wouldn't spray but be vigilant - look on the underside of leaves etc and pick off any you see

What's eating my Tomatoes?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 16:16

Probably caterpillars of the tomato moth. 

The Guyot System

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:34

Hi Steve, I have just brought up an old thread regarding grape pruning which I found very helpful. It is called  - Grape Vine Pruning - hope this helps. I pinged it 15.30 - if you cant find it, just put the thread title into the search box at the top of the page 

Grape Vine Pruning

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:30

Ping to bookmark this for me but also for Steve Mackley  who has started a new thread on this very subject!

thieving-squirrels

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:31

A squirrel baffle is the only way I have beaten them - squirrel proof feeders have never worked with me if they can't get access they manage to knock them to the ground usually damaging them. Choose a location where they can't jump from a tree branch or garden arch etc and then fit a baffle - about £12. I used an old bin lid on my second feeder (does not look pretty) but does the job!!

grass-identification-please

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:25

I think it is millet, probably dropped by a bird one way or another on your patch! 

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