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Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:21

I have read somewhere,( probably my last issue of Gardeners' World magazine) that it is a good idea to steam clean your greenhouse if you have a small appliance. I am going to try this.  I have used Jeyes Fluid before and this has worked very successfully for me but you have to remove all the plants from the area for a little while until the fumes have disappeared, which is inconvenient if the weather is bad.

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 15:43

Hello Wendy   

70 days until.......

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:16

I'm with you there Tracy. I once wrote a "bucket" list of things to do in January to cheer myself up. Going around my garden was high on my list. Even though light levels are low I think it's important to get as much fresh air and daylight as possible. Gardening is my anti-depressant and tranquilizer and I do suffer withdrawal symptoms in the winter. Bring on the light!    

Covering an Unsightly Fence

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:34

I wonder how high your fence is? I have grown two holly trees, a pyracantha,a climbing hydrangea, a Rowan tree and other sundry plants in front of my fence.My other half put some wire, fixed onto the concrete posts, across each panel and now the fence is hardly seen in the summer time.

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

Flower child suggested pot worms too, thanks all !

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:28

Busy Lizzie II think you have solved my conundrum! the worms shown look just like mine. Perhaps I should have fed them to my fish in my pond. thank you!

Problems with Polyanthus

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:20

I find that birds damage polyanthus and primrose flowers, particularly yellow ones for some reason.

Hedgehogs

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:16

We had a hedgehog hibernating in our compost bin last year and I'm not sure whether he has taken up residence again. I thought about putting food out but we have had a problem with rats before and I don't want to encourage them again. What can you do about that problem?

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:07

Wonderboy Click beetles are not friends! Wire worms ruin your carrot crop and other root vegetables. I do agree that some beetles are much friendlier.

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:34

I have googled extensively and really cannot positively identify these tiny worms. The nearest possibility seems to be wire worms which are the larva of the click beetle, though why they should end up in my terracotta plant pot I don't know. Anyway I'm glad I didn't put them on the garden just in case!

Discussions started by daydaisy

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
Replies: 6    Views: 165
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:11

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
Replies: 26    Views: 1001
Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 15:00

Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
Replies: 22    Views: 951
Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
Replies: 5    Views: 322
Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 19:08

My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
Replies: 17    Views: 468
Last Post: 23/10/2013 at 20:11

Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
Replies: 21    Views: 621
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 20:19

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
Replies: 8    Views: 476
Last Post: 30/07/2013 at 13:45

Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
Replies: 9    Views: 375
Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
Replies: 13    Views: 613
Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

what can be done? 
Replies: 13    Views: 521
Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Attitude changes to our environment 
Replies: 10    Views: 420
Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
Replies: 20    Views: 1235
Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23

watercress

How do I propagate watercress from rooted stems? 
Replies: 8    Views: 602
Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 18:25

Has spring arrived for you yet?

This late season 
Replies: 52    Views: 1653
Last Post: 20/03/2013 at 08:48
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