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Damping off

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 10:56

Our area by the sea is proving to be very moist, damp conditions for us.  No matter how I ventilate we still seem to suffer.  I have spaced out plants/trays and open doors in the daytime.  It could perhaps be due to temperature but I don't have a heater for the greenhouse so my options here are limited.  

I have noticed some damping off lately affecting some, not all, plants, so today I have removed any affected species/leaves etc and sprinkled the rest with cinnamon.  I hope this will help.  Thanks for the info above.  

Last edited: 15 February 2017 10:57:10

pet companions

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 09:33
Dave Humby says:

Here's Dudley who is a rescue from the RSPCA. He was a stray so no history, no name and no known age. He's been with us 5 weeks and had his first trim today after having to be totally shorn as he had very long matted hair when found. He's quite a character and loves being outside. How helpful he's going to be in the garden I'm not too sure 

Last edited: 14 February 2017 19:46:37

See original post

 I'm sure Dudley will be very helpful :-)

pet companions

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 09:32

  We have two very naughty beagles :-)

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 09:11

Thank you both, I'm actually enjoying the garden at the moment but we bought a lot of new plants last year and really looking forward to seeing how they develop. 

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 23:44

Gorgeous gardens :-)

Wooly aphid

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 17:11

Thank you.  We do, luckily, have lots of different types of tits flying through.  Late summer I started having bird feeders on the apple trees to encourage the birds to the area to find the non-helpful critters but for some reason the long tailed tits just sit on top of the higher trees and fly through.  I feel lucky enough to see them though.  

I will also try the winter wash.  Thank you.

Wooly aphid

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 18:33

Dear All

I have noticed only since the weekend that my apple tree(s) seem to be affected by wooly aphid.  I am quite confident of this after reading the RHS website.  

RHS website indicates treatment should be done in early-mid summer.  We have gone past this time being in late autumn.  Is it still worth me trying to treat this to prevent them from getting worse next year?  

I am happy to use bristly brush, soapy water or anything else that might be deemed appropriate.  

Hoping someone can advise?

Tulip bulb planting protection

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:58

Thank you all. 

Tulip bulb planting protection

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 10:19

Hi All

I live in a rural area and would love to plant tulips in the back garden.  

A neighbour planted 100's last year but all were eaten presumably by mice.  I want to try myself this year, including possibly some in pots.  I have heard of planting them and covering with chicken wire or planting amongst alliums/daffodils.  

I have planted a few out the front garden previously which seemed to work well but I would really like to plant out the back and largely increase the volume without the risk of losing them.

Can anyone offer advice/experience of things that work?  

Many thanks


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