I have 3 citrus trees - Lemon, Lime and Orange. Presently the leaves of the lemon tree are going yellow and falling off at an enormous rate. The other two trees not so much. I have tried tomato feed as I am finding it hard to get citrus feed locally. Any ideas?
I have a problem with greenfly in my greenhouse. I have tried several sprays both organic and commercial chemicals but to no avail. I was hoping to get some advice on doing something over the winter-the only problem is that the greenhouse is never empty. There are winter lettuces and some permanent residents like lemon and orange trees.
For the first time ever, I have had catterpillars in my glasshouse (I assume butterflies made their way in and laid eggs although I saw none??) I have noticed a lot of small groupings of little green and/or black pellets on my tomato plant leaves and window frames of the glasshouse...are these the droppings of the caterpillars?
I have green fly problem for a few month's now in the glass house, I think i did'nt spray enough times to get rid of them.. I think my peppers and chillies will not produce any fruit now because they are all over the flowers.... But yesterday a hoverfly got in and starting to lay egg's every where the green fly are... How long will it take the eggs to turn to larvae and would it be possible that they would eat all the green fly..
Recently erected a polytunnell & planted my crop and have now found loads of leatherjacket pests. Can you please tell me how I can treat these without damaging the crop? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
I saw your reply re woodlice, natures dustmen etc. but last year they certainly ate the roots of my cucumber, I have masses of them again this year in my p.t. I garden organically in the p.t. so dont use pestcides, is there anything I can do to get rid of them? my husband suggested Jeyes Fluid (put in during the winter) but we are too late now to use it, and I am worried that it shouldnt be used in a p.t. anyway. Can you help me please?
I have a miniature KIWI growing on a patio South Facing- it has never fruited, it has been growing for four years, what do you think the problem is?
Our newly erected greenhouse is flooding during the recent heavy and prolonged rains.Not coming in from above, but seeping up from soil.My husband dug out the base earth, layed a layer of 20mm gravel and filled in with good topsoil, but today we find it is flooded again. Greenhouse is mounted on sleepers, with soil inside and slabs making a pathway up the middle. What can we do. I haven't started growing anything in the greenhouse as yet.
just wondering is there any veg or lettuce that can be grown in the greenhouse through winter.
I already have a good veg garden and am considering a polytunnel for tomatoes, melons, pepers, strawberries etc I was going to construct 9 inch raised beds within the tunnel, will the soil need changing every so often due to infestation or would I be better off to have a gravel area and do some stuff in pots. I have read about this infestation, is it really a problem or does it only effect some plants.
I have a miniture fruit tree mandarin that i have in pot about 3 years old it not triving it gets a scale on it every year how can i treat it? Does the tree need a certain tem.. to fruit and trive.
Is there a Dwarf Lemon Tree that can be grown in a container that will give fruit and if so where can one be got?
HI, I have had the attached fungus? in different patched in my rather airy greenhouse last year, I am wondering if you know what it is?
I live in a hard water area and have just constructed my polytunnel. I will irrigate with rain water as often as possible, but it is inevitable that I will need to use our fresh water supply regularly. I am concerned about the consequences repeated use of hard water will have on the chemistry of my soil. Any advice would be really appreciated.