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Lemon tree

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 16:17

Thanks Ceres. Have cleaned all the leaves and sprayed it against aphids, so fingers crossed. Found some tiny snails as well as tiny green caterpillars.

Lemon tree

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 14:54

My lemon tree lives in a big pot in the greenhouse. It has a lot of fruit and flowers, but the leaves are covered in a black sticky substance and I've found tiny green caterpillars on there. What's the best way to clean the leaves please? Just water?

It has a lot of new growth and I feed it regularly, so the plant seems happy.

Spent bulbs

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 21:57

Thank you both so much for your advice. 

Spent bulbs

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:12

Bob, if I let the foliage die down in a box, do I then leave the bulbs in there for the winter and do I water them?

Verdun, thanks too for your advice.

Spent bulbs

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 16:01

We have a very small garden, so most of my plants, bulbs and shrubs are in tubs. I've had an excellent show of Tête à Tête narcissi and grape hyacinths, but I need to refill the pots for the summer so what do I do with the spent bulbs?

Last year I advertised them on Freecycle and they were collected, but I would really like to build up my stock. Can you dry the bulbs and keep them till it's time to replant them in the Autumn?

I know they don't cost a fortune, but it seems such a waste to have to get rid of them every year.

Any advice please?


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 10:12

It's planted in ericaclous compost and I've fed it with an ericaceous feed. Have watered it, but it's looking even browner today.


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 18:05

No it was in partial shade and only got sum in the afternoon.


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 11:12

My pot grown camellia had lots of buds and seemed fine, then suddenly the leaves started to turn brown and the buds too. Only one bud flowered. Is there any way of saving it? 

Mouldy compost

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:06

Thank you both.

Mouldy compost

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 10:34

I sowed some flower seeds last weekend, and covered them with a plastic cover to help them get started. I had a quick look at them this morning and the compost looks mouldy.What I have done wrong please?

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