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Bamboo

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 09:19

Thank you

Bamboo

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 06:03

Here in Greece bamboo grows like a weed and drives everyone mad.  I had a man with a digger come in 2 years ago and try to get it out from behind the garden wall, he made an impression but it is back almost as bad as before and at least 9ft high. Any ideas to get rid of it completely?

vine weed

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 05:53

My garden is also full of bindweed.  Over the past 8 years I have painstakingly been out there almost every day in the summer digging it out.  You have to go down as deep as you can, it is unbelieveable how far down these roots go.  But I am winning, it seems to be giving up, the roots are getting smaller and smaller and there is no where near so much now.  I will see if I can get the Roundup Gel over here as it is very difficult to spray close to other plants.  When I mix the normal round up I put some into a jar and use a small paint brush to just get it onto the leaves of the bigger perennial weeds.

Ants

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 05:42

Sotongeoff, I will let you know how I get on. Yes I live in Greece and for 8 years we have tried to get a very large garden shipshape.  We made loads of mistakes but we are getting there now. It was like a jungle warfare school with 13 palms all about 15ft and 2 of the ugliest pines in the world, down to 6 palms and no pines. Naturally it is very hot in summer, 40+ in full sun but the garden is waterlogged in the winter and we do get the occasional hard frost. Trying to find plants that like the dry hot conditions but will survivie the winter is difficult. Thanks for all the replies everyone. and good luck getting rid of the ants., 

Ants

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 13:29

OMG!!!  It says harmful to animals yet people use it on dogs, cats and birds to control mites & fleas.  Thanks for the link, I will have to be very careful with this product.

Ants

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 12:03

Thank you for your reply I have so many ant nests in my garden, you would not believe.  Most of the ingredients listed are in Greek but one of the listings is Permethrin 0.460%.  I have now planted some veg into modules and they will be going out into the garden in a week or two and I had to revert to purchasing some young plants and forgetting sowing.   We now have temps in the mid 30's and it will get hotter so I could not leave a lot of things much longer or the young plnts would not survivie in these temperatures. 

Ants

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 09:08

Hi, I am new to this forum and just hope that someone out there may be able to help.  I have a huge problem with ants in the garden this year,  I put in the usual seeds as always ths spring, carrots, lettuce, rocket etc, etc. and nothing grew but a small amount of rocket.I am putting this down to the amount of ants we have, if this is the case any suggestions?  I went to the agricultural merchant here in Greece and he gave me a powder called Pubex but I thought this was for fleas etc on animals!! He did suggest putting powder around each row of seeds after I had planted them.

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