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christmas tree

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 09:36

If you cut the top out it won't be a Christmas tree shape any more - it'll look like a bit of hedge

It should be potted in a large pot in soil-based John Innes compost - I'd use No. 3 with some added grit. 

Keep it in a sheltered spot where it gets some sun and some shade, and turn it around by 90 degrees each week so that it gets even light and grows in a uniform shape.


How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 09:32

I use nematodes to control vine weevils - I'm not convinced by Bayer's protestations that Provado does not damage to bees and other pollinating insects.


Posted: 26/01/2015 at 08:59
LesleyK wrote (see)

Good luck KEF - hope you get an all-clear.

Dove not a good idea to go out in pj's in the rain.  Stay warm and perhaps you could have a coffee ready for when I come back from my walk  ....

There you are LesleyK


Good luck KEF    I can trump your dental checkup - mammogram after lunch


Joe's Woodland Inspiration

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 08:33

Hi Pam

I'm worried by the thought of a stumpery under an apple tree - it will provide the perfect conditions for over-wintering codling moth

Garden patches - advice

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 08:22

No, that's for killing slugs.

You need Nemasys Leatherjacket killer

But you have to apply it when the soil temperature is above 10C  so not yet - it won't work if you do it when it's cold.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:43



Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:42

Good morning all   I'll whisper so I don't disturb Pdoc - glad he had a lovely time

Our thoughts are with Verdun ((hugs))

It's raining outside - I've not gone out in my pjs to check the thermometer - that can wait!

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:24

Baby ones!  I've just found some in one of my pots of begonias that were overwintering indoors on the kitchen windowsill!  If they have orange heads they're vine weevils. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:21

Verdun - please accept out sincere condolences for your sad news - it must be such a shock - but such a blessing to go so peacefully - you have been such a good son to her and she died knowing she was loved and cared for.  No one can ask for more.

Our thoughts are with you. 

Summer or autumn fruiting raspberries

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:41

At a slightly educated guess I'd say they're autumn fruiting - cut them down to ground level now, dig them up, sort them out and replant

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