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House Plants Poorly !

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 15:18

Just lifted the cyclamen and the solid corm has turned to mush , another lesson learned .

House Plants Poorly !

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 15:10

Thx Buttercup , good points , I did wonder about the cyclamen . Thx a lot .

House Plants Poorly !

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 10:17

Thx Kitty , the coir wasn't blocks it was loose from Wilkos 100% peat free with slow release fertiliser (same thing I suppose) I did give them baby bio a couple of days ago i'll wait and see if it helps .

House Plants Poorly !

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 09:52

Hi all , about 2 weeks ago I refreshed my plants with coco coir (I think that's what it's called) my plants/compost were infested with tiny bugs , I emptied the old compost and shook all the bugs out off the roots and put new coir in (had to hydrate it) and put gravel on surface(internet  advice) now they are looking sad and one as died ! what have I done ? thx .

 I think the bugs were Sciarid Flies

Houseplants infestation

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 12:21

Thx Alan , ye just googled it , the gnats can lay 200 eggs , common in house plants . think I will get rid . Thx again .

Houseplants infestation

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 11:26

Ayup all , recently I noticed a few tiny flies floating about my living room and bathroom , tiny ones smaller than an ant .A month ago I refreshed house plants with some m.p.c that had been opened for awhile , lots of them on shelf , lifted plant out of pot loads more in pot , my theory is eggs in compost (no idea what i'm talking about btw)yesterday cleaned pots out got rid of flies/bugs but today they're back should I repot or get rid or is there a spray I can use , about 6 plants affected . If it is eggs (probably wrong name)? they will just keep coming ! thx

Tomato flowers

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 11:29

Thx , just checking .

Tomato flowers

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 10:14

Hello all , my toms are starting to ripen now , the plant still as lots of flowers , should I snip these off because I don't think they will have time to fruit , this will make the plant put it's energy into the ripening toms ? thx

Strawberry Runners

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 14:46

Hello all , I have potted up strawberry runners in smallish pots about a month ago, they have grown quite big. Should I I put them in bigger pots or leave them , i'm getting rid of all my parent plants as they are about 3/4 years old and didn't produce many strawbs this year. Or should I put them in the tubs when I take my old plants out , should I be feeding the new kids ? thx

i want my widowsills back

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 15:07

That's great news Keenie , just this minute took some plants out but it's blowing a gale and it's freezing swear I could hear the plants shouting " are you mad ! get me back indoors "

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