Latest posts by HyppyByker

White bugs infesting compost bin

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 12:48

Don't worry Jayne - they're not nasty aphid whitefly.  Had them in my compost for yeas and never seen them on any plants I used the compost on.

They're natural and good so put on your lid and let themget on with it :)


Posted: 24/12/2015 at 00:20

How did you get on?  I've got one to move so could do with some tips

Why doesn't my philadelphus smell?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 18:54

Having nurtured a bare root plant for 3 years it's full of blooms this year but no scent!  As that's the reason i bought it i feel cheated so why?

Willow whips living fences, screening, root problems

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 09:49

I've planted some routed cuttings to make a twisted willow screen to devide a path and border this year and could do with some advice.

They're of varying sizes and i have in mind to weave them together. I heard somewhere recently that cutting them down will make them sprout more, like coppicing. Should i do that or prune back just to the main stems?

Actually am rethinking the whole idea because of the roots though!

Can I use any leaves for leaf mould?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 10:07

I never have enough leaf mould from tree leaves and looking at the patch of crocosmia ready to be cleared wondered if those could go in the leaf mould rather than with the compost. Any thoughts? 

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:54

What?  Why? !

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:24

So, 1 of the squasheses is looking like it might be reafy but how do I tell if its ready to pick? 

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:22

Should I remove this male flowers?

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:31

 We'll be taking our chances then

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:17

How do you know if they're greenhouse ones or not?   Always been given then in the past and fsiled miserably. This year Thompson and Morgan (or similar) sent 2 mini plugs- I refuse to waste my time so t' other half is having ago in a pot outside. Ditto 2 courgette plants his boss gave us. Bloomin curbits!  

Discussions started by HyppyByker

Should i reduce the tops on my potatoes?

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Can I put aphids in the compost bin?

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Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 20:37

Rescuing a poorly pond

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Last Post: 18/05/2017 at 15:17

What's this purple stuff

and can I put it on the compost heap? 
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Last Post: 06/08/2016 at 22:42

Why doesn't my philadelphus smell?

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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 22:16

Can I use any leaves for leaf mould?

Such as crocosmia 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 13:33

Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 18:54

Propagating vibernum bodnantense

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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 09:15

Using nettle & comfrey juice

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Last Post: 06/08/2012 at 08:54

Horsetail - Help!

not encountered this beast before 
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Last Post: 18/07/2012 at 10:17

Deutzia - should it stay or should it go now

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Last Post: 19/07/2012 at 23:05

White bugs infesting compost bin

What are they and how do I get rid of them? 
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Last Post: 10/05/2016 at 12:48

Buying Pond Plants - which is best?

Plugs or potted plants? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2012 at 16:24

What compost mix for poataoes in sacks?

Rather than buying I'd rather make it up 
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Last Post: 01/05/2012 at 23:29

Green Bug-Nasties on the Pea Family

How do I get rid of them organically? 
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