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Bug Identification

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:25

Fill a washing up bowl with tepid water and a good squirt of washing up liquid (Ecover is best but anything will do at a push).

Pick your plants up, putting your fingers across the top of the pot either side of the stem and turn it upside down - immerse the plant in the water and swoosh it gently back and forth - drowning and washing off the aphids while not getting the compost wet - and then stand your pots back upright to drain.

I do this when my potted herbs get aphids. 

It works for whitefly too! 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:20

Oooh Annie   do you want to join us?  (or have you seen enough of it?)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:18

Good morning all 

I hope little Hedgie has survived the night - it does sound like dehydration to me, but I'm not a real expert in hedgehogs, just have them in the garden, and am used to rearing animals as I've spent a lot of my life on farms etc.  

It would be good if everyone put out a shallow dish of water at night in this weather, whether or not they think they have hedgehogs - they might be surprised!!!

It's a lovely morning here - we're paying a flying visit to MIL today, back tomorrow.  My son is going to pop over and water anything that needs watering and put the hedgehog food out - but I gave everything a good soaking so there shouldn't be much to do   He said he might stay overnight if he can get what he wants to watch on our tv. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:24

Glad you had a lovely time Panda.

Under Gardeners who forget the watering don't get any supper !!!  

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:55

  But you're obviously needed at home!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:52

Muddyfork - another jam suggestion here:

"Happened to me with some strawberry jam once (it came out the consistency of boiled sweets )


I heated it up with a combination of water, apple juice and lemon juice and managed to get an acceptably loose set. It wasn't the best jam I've ever made, however, and I used most of it for baking. 

I shall keep my fingers crossed for your gardening board friend,....."

Pink Climbing Rose, not what I thought it was!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:47

The colour reminds me of Mme Caroline Testout  but colour on the internet isn't reliable and there are so many other factors, bud and petal shape and number, leaves, etc etc etc 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:08

Just picked these for you David 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53683.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 I love the streaky ones - they're from a mixed pack so no idea which they are, but they're so pretty 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53684.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 16:53

  Good luck 

Half dead plum tree

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 16:45

Hi Passionate - hopefully this will tell you what you need to know  http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=86 

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