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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:34

Oh Supernoodle what size did you get.  I have a small garden and could only fit in a 4' x 6' in the sunny space I had.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:32

Hi Supernoodle, Im excited about getting a head start on the annuals and planting up hanging baskets early so they are nice and bushy when they go out.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:30

Hi thanks for replying. Pukdoc, dont the annuals started in the autumn get leggy before you can put them out?

Jasmines nearly had it!

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:25

Hi Beaus Mum. Try putting them outside. Whats the compost like is it very wet?  If so lay them on their side.  It may be they have been overwatered.  I have grown quite a few.  I have one at the moment stephanosis which I think is the tubular one you are talking about.  They are fussy about watering and dont like to be too wet or too dry.  Have you got a photo.

Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 17:20

They look like blackfly/aphids to me

image above taken from an aphid website

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 16:35

Not sure if this is the correct part of the forum but I purchased a small greenhouse in May this year.  I can't really afford to heat it and wondered what I might be able to overwinter.  I have grown lupins and hollyocks from seed and have also taken cuttings from penstemmons that I plan to keep in the greenhouse over the winter.  I live in the midlands in a suburban environment.  I was planning to start annuals off early in the year but I really have no greenhouse experience.  I have bought a book but in my view theres no better advice than that of gardeners so hope you can help re how early I can start annuals of what I can overwinter.


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 16:26

I folks,  I too have had virtually no aphids, I do feed the birds to attract them and did wonder if they had picked at them.  I always get loads of snails but not too many slugs.  I dont mind the snails so much because they are easy to pick up after a rain shower, its the slimy slugs Im not keen on, they made me shudder when I pick them up even with gloves on.

Beautiful Thugs

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 16:20

Hi Bekkie are you talking about the bush lavatera.  I have grown these in most of the houses I have owned and they have never spread.  I know there are other types.  I had been thinking about evening primrose but thanks for the warning.  The problem I suspect is that I have great soil here and whatever I plant generally does well (except plants that specifically like poorer soil) thats why things like japanese anenomes go beserk.

Beautiful Thugs

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 12:23

I have a campanula thats spreads a bit its called silver bells but it is so attractive and it flowers all through the summer that its worth the little bit of extra work.  Someone on here, I think it was Verdun, said that if the pleasure it gives outweighs the work its worth keeping.  In this case it  is.

Beautiful Thugs

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 11:59

Hi Bekkie,  I have an hypericum, it is the bush variety and it doesnt spread.  it has the same beautiful yellow flowers.  The variety is Kouytchende (or at least I think thats how its spelt).  I find it very each to keep in check I just cut it back in the spring and away it goes.

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