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Winter Pots

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 20:31

Hi does anyone have any plant ideas for winter pots?  preferably not pansies as I've loads already  thanks


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 09:49

The best way of keeping them at bay, that I've found, is to net the plants as soon as

you plant them.  However you could still do it now, remove all the caterpillars and eggs that you find and cover your plants with netting.  I use sticks bent over like a hoop and then tie the netting over that and weigh the ends down with stones.  You can buy kits from garden centres.  If not totally decimated cabages usually revive.  I have to do mine today as I didn't take my own advice!

Good luck and don't give up!


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 09:31

If you really need to get rid of them them Dovefromabove advice is the best, give the tree a good water spray.  However the wasps are doing the same thing by eating the aphids and when they run out of food they will go away.

Please don't kill the wasps they are a very necessary part of the food chain.  They only sting because they think they are being attacked and it's their way of fighting back. 


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 09:19

I've had success with keeping the soil damp to get rid of ants as they seem to like it dry.



Posted: 31/08/2013 at 08:56

Dog rocks have worked for us, but maybe it only works on small dogs!  No brown patches on the lawn at all!


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 08:53

Thank you addict, I will try this next season and if it doesn't help I will have lovely flowers in my garden! 


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:11

You could try covering the tank with an old blanket or black plastic (old compost bags turned inside out).  Probably best to disguise it anyway as I'm sure they are laws about taking water out of rivers!


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:08

Its best not to re-use old compost in pots or containers as is could have disease or mould spores in it.  It's probably best to add to your existing beds.  I use it in the summer to fill in the cracks in the lawn!


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:25

I've just bought something from the pet shop called Dogrocks,  you put them in their water bowl and after five weeks they are supposed to cure the problem, we are on week two so still a while to go. 

Under the holly tree

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:19

We have a holly tree and bulbs seems to be the answer as they like it dry!  I've also had success with sedums, the smaller ones do the best.  In the summer I've put a few pots with annuals in them.  Good luck

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