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Talkback: Dealing with vine weevil

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 08:44
I stopped using primulas in my tubs for this reason, so I decided on a decorative small conifer and heuchera with a few cyclamen bulbs. Alas the heuchera had to be replaced, although one did last a year longer than the other, and most of the cyclamen went the same way.

Talkback: Dealing with lily beetle

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 14:42

A quick spray with insecticide (Provado bug killer) will keep them at bay. I was determined lily beetles weren't going to decimate my lilies this year...and they didn't, I've had a lovely display. They are all in pots on my patio, as they are easier to tend I find.

I use a little jar like the ones you get in hotels with jam in, and just knock the beetle into it, and always have one handy so you never have to let one get away!!

 

courgettes

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 08:54

I am growing courgettes (defender) in pots, and they are going soft and rotting at the flower end. This has happened in previous years, not just because this summer has been very wet. I remove the flower head, and any yellowing leaves. Any tips please? 

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Talkback: Dealing with vine weevil

I stopped using primulas in my tubs for this reason, so I decided on a decorative small conifer and heuchera with a few cyclamen bulbs. Alas... 
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courgettes

rotting courgettes 
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Last Post: 04/08/2013 at 19:04
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