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Posted: 18/08/2012 at 12:59

Afternoon all, it's a warm one today isn't it! I've just found out Cabbage Butterflies like nausturtiums, I was admiring a fine looking specimen sat in my lawn a few days ago, I don't think they are quite so beautiful today...

Off to water the garden, then to footie, then probably water the garden again when I come back. Unless one of you kind ladies and gents want to do it for me?


Posted: 17/08/2012 at 23:42

If you've been away for a bit it is more likely to be that it hasn't had enough water (unless you've had someone coming in and watering). They don't like full sun much and generally grow better in spots with some shade.

They are thirsty things so it's good to read that you're watering it well.


Posted: 17/08/2012 at 22:04

Yes, do be careful with how much soap you use, you really only need a little squirt. As a rough estimate I'd say no more than a teaspoon of washing up liquid to a pint of water. I've read that some people use old washing up water once they've finished the dishes.


Posted: 17/08/2012 at 21:10

Yes, I bought two Lupins home from a little shop a couple of months ago, potted them up and noticed they had greenfly on two of their stems. I used the soap spray and they went straight away (within a few hours you'll notice them turn from green little things to black specks).

I always use the spray now as it's such an easy way to get rid of them.


Posted: 17/08/2012 at 20:09

HI Hollie Hock, a soap spray is just a small squirt of washing up liquid in to a spray bottle topped up with water. It will rid you of the greenfly and works on black fly too.


Posted: 17/08/2012 at 19:43

A little soap spray will sort the greenfly out, If you want to get rid of them that is.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 19:05

I've wondered the same as I've noticed quite a few different brands this year have been very poor.

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 22:52

I've just started potting mine on for the 2nd time from 2.5 inch pots to 5 inch, they'll stay in these ones until spring next year. I haven't over-wintered any plants before (apart from a chilli my aunt oddly decided to sow in October), but I have a cold frame where they will hopefully be ok during the winter.

There are plenty of places you can cheaply buy a coldframe from, at this time of year  they will probably be on special offer too.

Good luck with your plants.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 21:40

Woo, Bertrand on, £200k for the Gills. Now I can switch over cos I'm bored senseless...

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 20:45

Happy birthday Geoff

Your lot signed a young Argentine keeper (Gazzaniga) from us (Gillingham) this summer, I think he's going to be a very good player in the future.

Also if Bertrand comes on during tonights England match we get £200k from Chelsea.

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