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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

mystery red bugs

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 09:10

The larvae wrap themselves in their own poo and hide on the underside of the leaves - I get a bit of kitchen roll and wipe all the leaves from bottom to top. 


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 09:07

Good morning all - I am back   Glad to see you're all ok and  that Pentillie's had a lovely holiday.

Re manicure for party - I stopped at first service station for fuel and ripped nail!  I'm just not cut out to be elegant

Right, going to have a look around ..........


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:08

It made painting my nails a bit complicated Lesley - give them a telling off for me please

Right, I'm virtually ready to set off - just waiting for a phone call then I'll be off - see you Friday/Saturday - ish.

Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:05

Here you are David




Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:06

Let us know how they get on - it's a long time since I've grown spring cabbages, but that looks a nice variety - I may be tempted another year - if the pigeons and slugs behave themselves!

Watch out for slugs when you put the plants outside - and when you take them back into the greenhouse check the bases of the pots for slugs that are hiding under there - you don't want to take slugs into the greenhouse with the plants!

standard rose pruning

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:02

I believe that Golden Wedding is a floribunda, so I would just clip the top growth back by about one third in late February/early March, to make a pleasing shape.

Phormium advice please

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:55

I think they're more likely to flower if their roots are restricted so if flowers are important to you perhaps splitting them isn't a good idea.

Perhaps a dose of potash in the spring might encourage flowering?

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:48

Perhaps the RSPCA would be able to advise - details for their helpline here


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 07:19

I'd have them outside in a well - ventilated cold frame at the moment, bringing them in when the cold weather starts, and I'd cut back on the watering too.  They shouldn't need a lot of water while they're only little.


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