Peter Hewitt


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Raspberry plants

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 20:18

I would be inclined to look on the Beechgrove Gardens face book page and contact them because they use garlic spray a lot, and they might be able to help you, because they use it for spraying against black spot on roses.I have made my own and used it against Lilly beetle and black spot with some success,the only thing I did find it seemed to deter Ladybirds so i seemed to have a lot of Aphids at the time. I had the same problem with my Autumn rasps last year I found it was a shortage of minerals so I gave them a spray with a solution of Epsom salts like i do with the tomatoes. 


Regards Peter

Gooseberry Sawfly.

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 17:43

Both my gooseberry and redcurrant bushes have been badly attacked by these pests they have just about stripped the redcurrant bush bare the fruit is still there,I have sprayed them but yesterday with bug fighter but there seemed to be some left,the fruit is still hanging will it be alright. Peter

Cambria Orchids

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:41

My wife received a Cambria Orchid for mothering Sunday,it came in an enclosed pot and not a clear one,and was planted in normal compost,We are afraid that the flowers are starting to die,we are now wondering if it should be replanted in a clear pot with orchid compost.We  would to have some ideas please. Regards Peter

 

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 20:47

Is it possible to grow blueberries in car tyres if I stack them two high and line them with weed control matting,and fill with Ericaceous compost,or could I get away with only one tyre depth. Regards Peter 

Newbie-Help!

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 20:26

 At present my blueberries are grown in 30 cm pots, but I intend putting them in larger pots because the tend to get blown over when we get these very strong winds especially when they are laden with berries.You all so need a fertilizer that is for these types of crops.

Alstroemeria

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 20:30

Thank Verdun will take it on board,well hopefully my wife will its her project.

Alstroemeria

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 19:29

When is the best time to divide Alstroemeria plants I have very large clumps only been in about a year I am a bit worried about them not flowering and getting damage by heavy rain in the summer and they seemed to be taking over the whole bed. Regards Peter 

Tomatoes

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:01

What is causing some of my tomatoes in the greenhouse to drop before they have ripened,some of them on the same plant are ripening alright the variety is shirley 

Gardeners' World Zinnia Seeds...

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 19:43

My wife has grown these seeds from gardeners world and they are lovely flowers no problem with them at all.

Privet Hedge Trimmings

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 20:26

Can you compost Privet hedge trimmings in your own compost bins or is it better to send it in council green waste bins.Regards Peter

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Discussions started by Peter Hewitt

Gooseberry Sawfly.

 
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Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 18:24

Cambria Orchids

Potting On. 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 18:41

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

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Last Post: 19/03/2016 at 17:47

Alstroemeria

Dividing 
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Last Post: 18/02/2016 at 20:30

Tomatoes

Tomatoes Dropping off before ripening. 
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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 20:38

Privet Hedge Trimmings

Compsting. 
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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:15

Raspberries

Summer fruiting raspberry Leaves Turning Yellow 
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Last Post: 18/06/2015 at 22:06

Potatos

Verity Winston 
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Last Post: 17/01/2015 at 00:01

Talkback: Five steps to winter compost

How can I stop worms escaping from my enclosed compost bins at this time of year I am mixing it with greens and browns. Peter Hewitt 
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Last Post: 27/11/2015 at 15:23

Sweet Peppers

Stopping Ripening 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 20:14

Peppers

Holes in sweel peppers 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 20:24

Strawberries

Thin Worms in ripe Strawberries 
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Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 20:03

Vinegar for treating blackspot on roses.

Blackspot 
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 20:28

Multipurpose peat free compost

Green algae.  
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 20:13

Crocosmia

Not Flowering 
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