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ants

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:05

Thanks everyone. Water it is then.

Attractive stinging nettles?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 18:18

I have a clump of nettles I allow to seed at the side of a shed, and a small clump under the buddliah as butterflies lay their eggs on them then have a food source. Pulling them up roots and all before they seed is a reasonable compromise.

ants

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 18:11

Could well be aphids, but how do I get rid of them? Are they usually black?

 

ants

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 17:32

I have an invasion of ants on my recently acquired Fremontendendron. all the buds and flowers are covered in them and they're secreting a sticky substance that won't wash off with a water srayer. I'm growing it in a pot on the south facing wall of the house aga inst trellis. Though I don't use chemicals normally, i've had to put ant powder down around the pot in the hope it may control a few! I'd really appreciate any suggestion for getting rid of them. Many thanks.

Identify please.

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 08:28
I suppose it's a matter.of personal taste when deciding what to allow a home in one's garden. Personally my only real dislikes are dandelions, creeping buttercup, bondweed, brambles and nettles. They are nigh on impossible to get rid of unless you resort to weedkiller, which i won't use as I try to give wildlife a haven
Having said that, the bonus is a magnificent crop of huge juicy blackberries this year (even one or two brambles in the soapwort bed! I also leave 3 patches of nettles near the buddlias (8 of) for butterfly use.
Our garden backs on to farmland so lots of weeds blow in - I do consider them as pptential thugs. Conclusion - garden with nature when you can, there is nothing more pleasurable than sharing the garden with Mother Nature.!

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Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:32
I think it's lovely to include some wildflowers in the garden. Mine I is strictly wildlife friendly so it helps to boost the variety of plants for bees, butterflies and many insects that abound here in Hampshire. My patch of soapwort fills a bed under an apple tree and looks beautiful.

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Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:19

Thank you so much Nutcutlet!!  Is it a wildflower? I just love it and pick vasefulls.

 

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Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:17

Hooray, I've done it!! F
Definitely not Rose bay willowherb.

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Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:12

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57525.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

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Posted: 25/08/2014 at 14:09
Thank you Dovefromabove, I will have a go - I'm not much good with technology ( too old!!).
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Identify please.

Spreading perennial with geranium like pale pink flowers 
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