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Ant swarms

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 17:01

Evening all,each evening we have a relaxing  walk around the garden to decide what needs doing and when sort of thing ,bottle in one hand crutch in the other, but last night we found swarms of flying ants far too many for comfort ,Kate found a huge pile of them starting a nest that wasn't there in the day,so of she went for her kettle of hot water,now normally ants don't bother me but right outside the open greenhouse door was the biggest collection of ants ever and masses flying into the greenhouse,i managed to get in and get the ready to use Jeyes Fluid, i sprayed across the door and the ground and got out of the masses spraying as i hopped along, my point is this ,i know normally ants dont do much damage but last night was too much, and this , on the ground the ants were already dead ,the spray killed them almost instantly, there were thousands dead and the air was clear of them, iv put this up in case anyone is frightened by them like Kate who really is, small amounts dont bother me but swarms of them no thanks,i realise not everyone wants them gone but for those that do maybe this is a help.

Instant height - posts and chain, where to get them?

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 16:32

Farm supplies are the best for that sort of thing ,and they are cheaper than other suppliers ,a lot of people think they are for big buys only but they will be glad to help ,I always us them for and posts, fencing,peas and bean supports are cheap,give em a try if you have one near you.

cross pollination of apple trees

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:15

Marion use the tree on the top of the box and follow the easy instructions

Possible new variety on my Japanese acer

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:11

Joy start by using the green tree in the top for loading pics

Hydranger

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:08

Hi Arthur,bit difficult to say without knowing how and what feed your using and how much watering, if all that is good, then perhaps a fresh compost and some slow release fertilizer will do the trick,iv got hydrangea in full sun, shade, and part shade so in truth  i cant really say they have to have any particular spot in the garden, if you do change the compost i would restart them in partial shade for a while , and it would be interesting to see if any baddies are there,iv just changed 2 pots which had vine weevil they decimated the plants. good luck 

can you id this please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:51

YES it smells a little minty  and tyhmey,so thyme it is ,now with that link iv found it in my book it looks like Thymus Bressingham,many thanks for all that folks, Cheers 

Magnesium deficiency

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:40

Thanks OBE  I just potted 3 new ones and was thinking how to look after them best,just the job cheers.

can you id this please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:35

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 SORRY

can you id this please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:33

Hi all ,im sorry for the bad pic as iv left it a bit late as the plant is now over its best But wot a bee and butterfly lover it is, sometimes 8 buzzers at one time , and the butterflies cover it right up to late evening , so we would like to plant more next year if i can find a name for it,SO help if poss and ava nice evening, cheers Alan.

Roasting

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 15:27

Comando saves the fridge  

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