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Peter Hewitt

Latest posts by Peter Hewitt

Wild flowers

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 13:53

If you want to have plenty of bees hover flies have  Hypericum bushes mine are buzzing with red tail, white tail bees and all different kinds of hover flies.

Wild flowers

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:53

Yes I have seen less bees also I have never seen less ladybirds as I have this year, I have plenty of hover flies though.


Talkback: How to take verbena cuttings

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 11:36
My Verbena bonariensis comes up every year I have taken cuttings and they have taken alright and come through the winter they are very hardy. kind regards Peter


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:03

They are very thin whitish looking wire wormy type in clusters always on the best ones, I wil try and send a photo when I can get one it might be in a week or so.

Thanks for quick response Peter.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 17:38

What can be eating my strawberry fruits they are very thin thread like worms, as many 12 or more in each fruit can anybody help, thanks.


Problem With Pear Tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:47

It might be some sort of fungus which can attack pear trees I had the same problem with pear tree last all the leaves and fruit turned black and dropped off when they were the size of thumb nail.


Vinegar for treating blackspot on roses.

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 20:28

As anybody used a vinegar mixture to cure blackspot on roses the recomend using apple cider vineger, I was woundering if white vinegar would work the same. 



Multipurpose peat free compost

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 20:13

Thank Edd I for got to say I have 2 window missing they got blown out and smashed in the strong winds we had last month, I am still waiting for some new ones, I am woundering if that might be one of the problems as it would get very cold at night.



Multipurpose peat free compost

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:53

What can be causing my compost to have this green algae to form i have been carefull with the watering, in some cases seeds have failed to germinate it is all bought in compost I have used the same sort other years without any problems.

I have used it for all types of seed sown in the greenhouse ventilated well when it gets warm.



Posted: 21/03/2014 at 17:58

Why are our crocosmia not flowering we have divided them up 3 years ago and have had only one flower they look healthy enough in a deep bed with the sun on them for 80% of the time soil is nuteral.


Discussions started by Peter Hewitt


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

Privet Hedge Trimmings

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


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


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: 18/12/2014 at 09:25

Sweet Peppers

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


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


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

Vinegar for treating blackspot on roses.

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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


Not Flowering 
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Last Post: 14/07/2015 at 06:29


Bell Peppers 
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Last Post: 20/09/2013 at 07:12

Corn salad Not Germinating

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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 19:53
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