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Talkback: Big Butterfly Count

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
My poly tunnel is a breeding ground for red admirals at the moment we have about 4 gold pupae sacks and when you go into the poly tunnel there are about 10 red admiral butterflies flying around. Is this the norm?

Talkback: Aphids

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Ive had blackfly infestations on my pieris and japanese maple.Ive also had promlems with whitefly and greenfly on my hollyhocks,fuchsias and roses.

Talkback: Garden birds, squirrels and fruit crops

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Natasha yes you can take honeysuckle cuttings in the usual way, or pin down a shoot and cut off and dig up once rooted. They root very easily. I pin down pieces of as many established plants as possible, then you protect your investment against bad winters and plants can get old and woody and a replacement in a pot saves you money. When the cold frame is too full, I exchange plants with others or give them as presents. Whatever, if they don't root you have only spent time and a pot of compost, worth the risk. Give it a go and enjoy the outcome.

Talkback: Flying Ants Day

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
have been getting flying ants in the house every day.the house temperature must confuse the ants came out big style,im talking hundreds,we think one of our walls must be home to a colony but we wish they would allfor nature but how do you confine them to outdoors?

Talkback: Fasciation

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
It's one of my hobbies, too,Richard, looking for fasciated plants. The most spectacular was a primrose with at least twenty petals on the flower! This was in my own garden but I often spot fasciation in the Botanic Garden. I must examine their Veronicastrum.

Talkback: Grow Yourself Healthy: July

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
That sounds a real success and I'm hungry just reading about it. I've had terrible trouble with tomatoes (cherry ones) this year as we haven't had the sun but I'll keep my fingers crossed all the same and hope that in a little while it will all be worth it. If all else fails (ie sweet corn, onions and carrots) I hope to get a good potato crop to satisfy my hunger.

Talkback: Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Congrats on the appointment, James! Wish I could visit HCFS, but the mileage is a bit much, lol! Sounds like it will be a great one this year. Fungi - who'd of thought?

Talkback: Bumblebees and wax moth

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Well done for your determination. I dont know what I would have done but I'm rooting for you and the bees. Best of luck and keep us posted.

Talkback: Harvesting soft fruit

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Our soft fruit harvest makes the allotment worth while. Strawberries were down this year, but the raspberries are in full flood. Red and black currants next. Yum.

Talkback: Watering greenhouse plants

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
the ideal place for pots in dry weather is a cravel bed (lined)filled with water, And stand the pots on this.Its Ideal if you are going away and have nobody to water for you.

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