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Ants nesting in Bay tree pot

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:56

They can damage it by making tunnels and moving compost away from the roots. Give it a good water and after a few hours knock it out i'ts pot and leave it it shade for an hour. Ants don't like to be disturbed and will move.

Failing that - buy a container of ant powder and encircle the pot with it.

What is it?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:52

Could be a cross oxalis.

Oh dear! What's going wrong with my toms?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 01:32

I always grow the vine type ( Shirley, Alicante, Red Cherry amongst my favs) and have always removed them all. Not sure if they really affect a plants ability to produce but I find it makes a neater, more controllable plant especially in greenhouse conditions. Once you have about 5-6 truss, stop the plant by nipping out it's growing point - top of the plant.

If they're small I nip out with my finger and thumb - any bigger, sterile knife/scissors.

Lurking under pots and trays

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 01:20

Eee those are the same coloured newts I found the other day.  I was well chuffed myself.

Oh dear! What's going wrong with my toms?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:25

haha...this maybe of some help

Try not to worry, but do continue to water on a regular basis and remove the suckers. These are located between the main stem and leaves, you can't miss them, well...

Oh dear! What's going wrong with my toms?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:13

You don't feed tomatos until the first truss ( flowers) has set. I'd stop feeding and water slightly more if they're in a growbag. 

White blotching on plants

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:12

The conservatory must be too hot - cool it down.

Can I save them?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 00:18

If it's dead, yes.

Can I save them?

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:58

First thing you need to do with that bay is, knock it out it's pot. Check the roots are intact and check for vine weevil grubs - if everything is ok. Re-pot into a bigger pot with good quality fresh compost and feed after 6 - 8 weeks. Bays are very tough and can spring back to life. 

Lemon tree

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 21:59

Oh, I personally won't put it outside - this could shock it. They can go outside, but do it gradually, leave the door open first so it can acclimatise first.

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