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Advice please

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:55

Thanks everybody. I'll certainly try the strawberries in the growbags. 

Advice please

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 10:50

Thanks for that Fidgitbones. I presume I should plant them in the Spring.

Advice please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 10:46

Hi everybody. I've just inherited my first greenhouse from the lady next door. It's 8ft by 5ft and is sitting on the patio so all planting must be done in pots. I really would like to grow some fruit, but I'm not sure what's possible in an unheated greenhouse. Any advice regarding what fruit, when to plant etc would be most appreciated. 

Thanks to all in advance.

Large Bergenia

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 07:33

Many thanks for the advice everybody. I'd better get on with it then. If only it would stop raining.

Large Bergenia

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 12:10

Hi Everybody.  I have inherited a large (about 6ft x 4ft) Bergenia, and although the leaves look healthy and fat, it didn't flower much in the Spring. A friend suggested that I divide it. My question is; Should I do it now, and if yes, how do I do it? The plant is in a very shady area and the soil is very heavy clay.

Many thanks.

Lilies and little red spiders

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 13:04

Hi Simon. My lillies were devastated last year by Lilly beetle. This year I tried Provado Ultimate Bug Killer. Once a week, in the evening (to avoid sunburn). It seems to have worked. Good luck.


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 12:56

I trained my bindweed up some canes and then smeared a rubber glove with the roundup gel and put it all over  the plant. Had to do it a couple of times but it did work. 

Hydranger leaf spot

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 15:18

Earlier this spring I planted out a Hydranger (Schloss Wackerbath !) and while the plant seems very healthy (the leaves are a really luscious green) I've noticed some spots on the leaves. The spots are small amd circular - no bigger than my little finger nail. Does anybody know what these are, and what, if anything, I should do about them. Thanks everybody.

Viburnum tinus

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 13:09

Hi. I can't tell from the picture, but do the leaves have a lace-doily like appearance and is there a rotting smell especially after a shower?

Viburnam beetle

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 10:30

Hi everybody. For the second year running the privacy hedge (viburnum tinus) outside the window of my front room has been heavily attacked by Viburnum beetle.  The plant is large ( 5ftx 5x3)and there is some healthy looking new growth, but despite my spending a small fortune on sprays (mostly Provado Ultimate bug killer), the general appearence of the plant is moth eaten and the smell as I go in and out of the front door is atrocious. Any helpful advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Discussions started by violon340

Advice please

My first greenhouse 
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Last Post: 25/10/2015 at 08:55

Large Bergenia

When and how to divide 
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Last Post: 21/10/2013 at 07:33

Hydranger leaf spot

Spots on new Hydranger 
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Last Post: 07/06/2013 at 15:18

Viburnam beetle

Any alternatives? 
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Last Post: 06/08/2012 at 10:30
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