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Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:28

Morning hostafan

yes clocks sorted

morning all you other forkers.  Windy, seems dry and mild here........prob be blown into the Atlantic when I venture out with my dog this morning. 

Why doesn't my ribes flower?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:59

Tempted by the White ribes now....   However I have so many white flowered shrubs so prob happy with my common pink n white.  

however, if your ribes has not been pruned Jane for 4 years and if it's makimg good annual growth I would prune it this year.  

New Yew

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:55

Yes, 5 litre pots is sensible if you don't want to plant into the open ground.

soil?  John Innes number 3.  I would not add any additional draInage.....the warmer weather is almost here and compost is unlikely to get over wet now.

why can't you plant out into the open ground now JH?  60 cm plus is good height to plant out.  

Why doesn't my ribes flower?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:41

Pruning ...or not pruning...could well be the reason Jane.  Mine is almost in full flower now.  It's pruned every year.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:37

Happy birthday Lucy 

red spider

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:07

No water does not kill red spider.  Never said that.  It DETERS Red spider.  Effectively.  Cheaply. 

Cannot explain red spider massing on your equipment November Member 

Cutting back perennials

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:04

Snowy, cut back to leave some green shoots and stems.  Osteospermums can look dead right now.  at least cut off the dead pieces.  You won't hurt any new growth

Cutting back perennials

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:47

Many perennials will simply have brittle old stems left that just need a hand brushing across them to remove. 

Spring forward the clocks

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:44

Sure you put clocks forward Hyacinth? 

red spider

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:42

Hiya runnybeake

red spider likes hot dry conditions.  Spraying...during the growing season ......with water Is very effective against it.

i grow a Picea...albertian conica....that is a martyr to red spider outdoors (well, Picea mite) and a frequent spray with the hose in summer was the solution.  A peach I grew in gh too suffered badly with red spider.  Water spray totally successful.

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