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Advice on filling new raised veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 12:47

Thanks everyone.  I knew you weren't supposed to tread on it once you'd started to use it.  I just wasn't sure what to do at the start.

Wish me luck! (shame about the sprouts, but there's plenty of other stuff I can grow!)

Advice on filling new raised veg bed

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:11

I'm having a go at vegetable growing for the 1st time.  I've built my new raised bed 6' x 3' x 14'' and filled with ready mixed veg compost.  Nothing planted yet, but should I tread over the compost to squash out some air and then top up, or should I leave it as it is and start planting?

caterpillars - arrghhhhhhhhhhh!!

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:40

Are these brown tail moth caterpillars or something else?  They shredded my rhodedendron last year and its just starting to recover.  But I can see lots of these caterpillars just appearing again


 

.  Only 2-4mm long at the moment.  How can I get rid of them? (aside from picking them off?  Anything I can spray on them?

Talkback: Brown-tail moth

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 19:47
These caterpillars devastated my rhodedendron last year. It did flower this year and its leaves are just recovering. However I've just today seen new caterpilars (so far only 3-4mm long) all over it again. Any advice on what I can spray on it to get rid of them?

Can anyone identify these caterpillars?

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 12:45


 


 Can anyone identify these caterpillars?  Thye have shredded my rhodedendron.  I thought they were azalea caterpillers but now not so sure.  Also how do I revive my rhodedendron?

Acer problems

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 12:49


The top leaves on my acer are losing colour and browing at the edges.  Is it infected with something or is it due to weather - too windy?  too sunny?  The leaves bwlow the top ones are growing fine and nice and green.  Its in the pot below which has just started showing strange patterns on it so not sure if this indicates some fungal infection? 


 

Azalea caterpillars eaten rhodedendron

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 12:34

My rhodedendron has been nearly half eaten (leaves mostly) by caterpillars - looking on the internet, these are azalea caterpillars.  I can find lots online about these caterpillars, but I can't find what to do with my rhodedendron to help it survive.  I have plucked off the caterpillars.  Do I need to cut back the rhodedendron or do anything else to improve its health/look??

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Advice on filling new raised veg bed

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Last Post: 22/03/2016 at 12:47

caterpillars - arrghhhhhhhhhhh!!

How do I get rid? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2013 at 21:43

Can anyone identify these caterpillars?

They have shredded my rhodedendron! 
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Last Post: 01/09/2012 at 17:18

Acer problems

Is it infected or hot by weather? 
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Last Post: 11/05/2013 at 09:48

Azalea caterpillars eaten rhodedendron

How do I save my rhodedendron? 
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Last Post: 27/08/2012 at 12:34
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