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hi all, got some bugs i'm stuck with.

Posted: 15/12/2011 at 08:35

I think they're spotted snake millipedes.  They allegedly attack your spuds and strawberries during times of drought and there doesn't seem to be much you can do about them but use more resistant strains of spud and put straw under your strawberries.  I believe that pitfall traps are quite effective.  Hope this helps.


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Posted: 12/12/2011 at 08:38

Good to hear!

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Posted: 10/12/2011 at 09:01

Did I miss it or am I looking in the wrong places  ? Wildlife gardening section in the forum??? Forgive me if it's there and point me in the right direction

Talkback: Nature in the garden

Posted: 10/12/2011 at 08:53

yesterday evening I was walking the dog across our cricket and football fields and there were blackbirds everywhere.  I don't think I've ever seen as many together.  The foraging must be better out there than in the garden!


Posted: 10/12/2011 at 08:40

Hi barry. If you want to keep the rough grass as is then I suggest planting plug plants as seeds will struggle to compete with the existing grass.  If you want to do the seed thing then you'll need to dig out the grass and prepare the soil as you would for planting any seeds.  There are a few good websites where you can buy native wild flowers as either plugs or seeds and wildflower mixes.  Don't forget bulbs but do be mindful of flowering times and when you'll be cutting back.  The wildflower websites give plenty of information.

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