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Forum: Pests & Diseases Wednesday 19th August 2009, 09:25
Replies: 5
Views: 3,840
Posted By Chrisl1966
No sorry John. By the time I found out what had...

No sorry John. By the time I found out what had happened they were all emerged and gone. This year the chillies are under netting, so I will see if that has helped.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Monday 17th August 2009, 20:30
Replies: 9
Views: 4,443
Posted By Chrisl1966
Susan, I agree with Springs. It is most likely a...

Susan, I agree with Springs. It is most likely a masonry bee. These are solitary and don't have hives but just lay a few eggs and then built a protective small 'nest' that also will include some...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Monday 17th August 2009, 20:21
Replies: 5
Views: 3,840
Posted By Chrisl1966
I had something similar on my Jalapeno chillies...

I had something similar on my Jalapeno chillies last year. Turned out to be a small caterpillar type cretaure that actualy made the hole coming out of the chillies not going in.
Forum: Gardens to Visit Monday 17th August 2009, 15:11
Replies: 15
Views: 6,080
Posted By Chrisl1966
We visited the Future Gardens project yesterday...

We visited the Future Gardens project yesterday and it was amazing. I took so many pictures and have created an album on my profile if anyone is interested. I loved some of the small designer...
Forum: General Gardening Friday 15th May 2009, 11:18
Replies: 46
Sticky: Profile Albums
Views: 20,387
Posted By Chrisl1966
Have added a few pictures from my garden to the...

Have added a few pictures from my garden to the album. Excuse the wilderness but I will never have a tidy garden.
Forum: General Gardening Friday 15th May 2009, 11:15
Replies: 46
Sticky: Profile Albums
Views: 20,387
Posted By Chrisl1966
PM, pictures are great. I just love that dark...

PM, pictures are great. I just love that dark Pirate peony you have. Absolutely gorgeous colour.
Forum: House Plants & Indoor Gardening Thursday 14th May 2009, 13:42
Replies: 71
Views: 17,691
Posted By Chrisl1966
I must be having a boring day at work (well, I...

I must be having a boring day at work (well, I work from home) so I went round with my camera and took some pics of the Orchids currently in flower.
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 14th May 2009, 11:41
Replies: 19
Views: 3,170
Posted By Chrisl1966
Kits, Lithodora/Lithospermum? for your alpine. ...

Kits, Lithodora/Lithospermum? for your alpine.

Lots of blooms here too: Alliums, Geranium phaeum, Aquilegias, Thrift, Erysimum (orange and purple), Rosemary, Euphorbias, Lilly of the Valley,...
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 14th May 2009, 11:29
Replies: 19
Views: 3,589
Posted By Chrisl1966
I don't usually do bedding plants apart from the...

I don't usually do bedding plants apart from the odd pelargoniums but I have taken a chance with my veg pots this year. For the last couple of weeks, I have outside (under fleece) cucumbers,...
Forum: Garden Design Thursday 14th May 2009, 11:25
Replies: 9
Views: 6,096
Posted By Chrisl1966
Cloud pruning attempt

My first attempt at cloud pruning. I am honestly surprised the beech survived the massacre. It did look rather sad initially. Here is a picture (be nice please).
Forum: Gardening in the Media Wednesday 13th May 2009, 18:12
Replies: 21
Views: 8,174
Posted By Chrisl1966
Overall I'm not too keen on this new series. ...

Overall I'm not too keen on this new series.
Apart from Carol (and sometimes Alys), I'm not convinced about the presenters, well mainly TB. Some of the things they do just seem so wrong (tree...
Forum: Vegetable Growing Wednesday 13th May 2009, 17:56
Replies: 78
Views: 17,956
Posted By Chrisl1966
Looking great Kits. I do love the look of those...

Looking great Kits. I do love the look of those raised beds. Shame I've run out of sunny space in my garden. It's not easy being in a North facing plot :(
Forum: General Gardening Wednesday 6th May 2009, 12:20
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By Chrisl1966
I love asparagus, especially when it's white. ...

I love asparagus, especially when it's white. Nobody seems to bother producing the white one in the UK. I guess the earthing up may be too much trouble.
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 30th April 2009, 12:34
Replies: 19
Views: 3,112
Posted By Chrisl1966
Lovely pictures Peony. I am so missing Dorset...

Lovely pictures Peony. I am so missing Dorset and its countryside :(
Question for you, I had a yellow tree peony in my last garden. I scattered some seeds and quite a few of them came up. I then...
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 30th April 2009, 12:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By Chrisl1966
Thanks guys. The obvious idea is of course to go...

Thanks guys. The obvious idea is of course to go back and see if they are selling them again - now why didn't I think of that?

If it self-seeds then you are more than welcome to come and collect...
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 30th April 2009, 12:13
Replies: 8
Views: 3,185
Posted By Chrisl1966
English isn't my first language, so wasn't quite...

English isn't my first language, so wasn't quite sure what a 'clout' is but I found this and it gives a pretty good explanation:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/till-may-is-out.html
Forum: Water Gardens Wednesday 29th April 2009, 14:24
Replies: 18
Views: 20,712
Posted By Chrisl1966
Kits, have you tried potting up your water...

Kits, have you tried potting up your water lillies? Mine (all 5 of them) are in pots. I have divided them only recently and they are doing fine. I got some of the aquatic baskets and also aquatics...
Forum: General Gardening Wednesday 29th April 2009, 14:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By Chrisl1966
What type of Aquilegia is this?

I bought it last year in the sale section of my local garden centre, so didn't see the flowers but I liked the foliage. It is quite a dainty little thing, approx. 20 cm high and I guess it is an...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Wednesday 29th April 2009, 13:54
Replies: 25
Views: 9,914
Posted By Chrisl1966
What a coincidence! This morning there was a...

What a coincidence! This morning there was a report on the telly about someone having that same problem. Chris Packham suggested to put peanuts out for them and they will then leave your lawn alone.
Forum: Water Gardens Wednesday 29th April 2009, 13:35
Replies: 18
Views: 20,712
Posted By Chrisl1966
Or you could get liquid barley straw from your...

Or you could get liquid barley straw from your water garden supplier. I find it easier than the barley straw in tights jobbie. :)

By the way Kits, I have found an excellent supplier of native...
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 16th April 2009, 17:03
Replies: 11
Views: 3,199
Posted By Chrisl1966
Hi Kits, I think it is Amelanchier lamarckii...

Hi Kits,
I think it is Amelanchier lamarckii (Snowy Mespilus). I would love to plant one. A lovely tree.
C
Forum: General Gardening Tuesday 14th April 2009, 12:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,973
Posted By Chrisl1966
=O Kits, I know exactly what you mean. OH and I...

=O Kits, I know exactly what you mean. OH and I said that too. We bought 2 new water butts and stands this week-end, as well as bulbs, an apple tree etc.
In fact, I think we spend more than...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Tuesday 14th April 2009, 12:10
Replies: 12
Views: 5,383
Posted By Chrisl1966
Yes they do. Some of our best known gardeners...

Yes they do. Some of our best known gardeners have cats: Alan Titch, Carol Klein, Pippa Greenwood, James A Sinclair to name a few.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Tuesday 14th April 2009, 12:00
Replies: 11
Views: 6,178
Posted By Chrisl1966
Hi Blackthumb, had a reply from OH but not sure...

Hi Blackthumb, had a reply from OH but not sure how much this will help you.

"Vinegar is to interupt the foraging trails and can work where they come into the house. However, it doesn't damage the...
Forum: Vegetable Growing Tuesday 14th April 2009, 09:02
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By Chrisl1966
We have heavy clay here too and have built raised...

We have heavy clay here too and have built raised beds. But that's of course only a solution if you have a smallish garden as we have.
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