Zoomer44


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Lilly beatles

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 18:36

Those are the only two plants they lay their eggs on. They overwinter in the soil, piles of leaves and any debre around the garden, which isn't, necessarily near your lillies. 

I changed the compost in my pots last week and was reliably informed by another poster this will not make any difference.

They also fly.

Toms-- pot or growbag?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 18:11

Given the choice I'd go for pots. 

I find grow bags to shallow for the roots, alternatively, cut a grow bag in half and stand them on their ends with equal amounts of compost in the two halves and drainage holes in the bottom.

My 'New' cedar greenhouse

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:50

...and for such a fab saving...just checked out the cost of Cedar GH's... 

Mint in compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:48

I agree with nutculet.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:24

The weather's been lovely here over the past few days so after a walk up to the allotment to water onions and shallots, I relaxed in the back garden, taking in the rays with a pile of gardening books.

I'm now trying to visualise the size of Hostafans lawn ,mine takes 5 mins to mow, 10 tops... 

Bamboo

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:00

If the bamboo variety you have is non evasive it shouldn't spread by it's roots if planted in the ground. It may become conjested and form an ever increasing spread on top of the ground like for instance pampas grass and at some point need splitting, in which case you get extra plants free and can build up a screen barrier over a number of years. 

What variety do you have, it may have reached it's full height and how big is the pot. Plants do out grow their pots and need potting up, alternatively some plants don't mind having their root ball reduced and placing back in the same pot with some fresh compost.   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 11:29

Sounds like youll will soon have a production line Fruitcake.

It's shorts weather here today. Germinating trays have been put outside and more seedlings have come up - toms, a courgette, a pumpkin and squash. Still nothing with two leaves though.

I've not split artichokes but bought about 12 plants from the nearly dead section at local GC last year, 4 plants have survived being moved several times from garden to lottie, and on Saturday they were spaced out better. Think there's a random one growing at the top of the plot which I've replanted, I do hope I haven't transplanted  a weed, the leaves did look the same  .

Going to walk up to the plot today to check on the onions and shallots.

Fruit trees - plum and apple

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 16:13

Is the apple tree in the ground or a pot?

There are a number of ways to stop the ants.

I had them on a cherry blossom planted in the ground so put a ring of vasilin, several inches wide around the bark at the bottom, it needs to be wide enough so they can't bridge it and might need replacing over the summer. The ants don't die and will try to bypass the ring by climbing up any neighbouring shrubs or tree's which touch the apple, so these need cutting back. 

The ants will go some place else, mine must have departed the garden as I've never had the same problem on other plants.

If in a pot, ants don't like to much water, I'm given to understand a good dunking in water will get rid of them but others maybe able to help more with this solution.

Fruit trees - plum and apple

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 11:45

I'm no expert but had a plum tree on my last allotment, I'm given to understand two things need to happen for it to fruit. It needs to blossom but a late frost can kill the blossom in which case there will be no fruit. Secondly the blossom needs to be polinated and so bee's need to be encouraged to come. 

Are the branches conjested and crossing over? My tree was in need of a sever prune and so in the autumn it was cut back a third, all the crossed branches taken out and branches I couldn't reach to pick fruit.It was a very sever pruning but produced a pumper crop.

Does your apple tree have ants on or around the stem, these can farm aphids. ,    

Growing lillies.

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 11:20

Thanks Bob. I found them on other plants last year and the one's on the allotment were totally infested.Such a shame they are such lovely flowering plants.

Guess it's back to daily inspections......and the compost is going to the tip, I don't want them flying out of there when I come to take off the lid.

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