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Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:59

I think it is a dung beetle. They often have mites living under them. Click on this to read about them. http://www.dalswildlifesite.com/dungbeetles.htm


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:52

I live in France (Dordogne) and I know exactly what he means! But most of the women in Dordogne are more sophisticated than that, I think. The Creuse (county that Gueret is the capital of) is a real country area and sparsley populated. Like living in the past.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:21

Mrs. Garden, I plant lots of violas in autumn and they last until I plant out summer bedding. Also forget-me-nots with tulips. If they are in mixed borders you know where you've put the tulips like that. I know you are talking about pots. I planted dark purpley red and white stripey tulips with pink forget-me-nots and I was well pleased in the spring. You can make bulbs last longer in pots by planting some deeper than others or buying early flowering ones and late flowering ones.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:56

Fed-up with everything thinking it's a wild life park here! I like wildlife, but there are fields and woodland all around my house. Why can't they stay there?

Had to fence because deer were destroying everything, had baby hares born in my big herbaceous border - they were very partial to campanulas! I have foxes, badgers, mice, even near the house. At least the wild boar and the stone martins have stayed in the woods, so far.

But now I have MOLES. I've had them before but I thought they'd gone. I was weeding and found loads of tunnels going right under the plants. They weren't there a couple of months ago. I think they came in because the heavy rain yesterday has softened the earth. There were poor roots waving about in space! 


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 14:36

Here are some suppliers on the RHS list



Posted: 26/08/2013 at 14:07

In fact they are a good thing as they can put nitrogen back in the ground. Don't remove broad bean roots too early. You can just cut the plants right down and leave the roots.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 14:04

I've cut mine half back so the flowers are all cut off, compromise as wasn't sure either.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 10:49

No way can that be 16 years old! Did you see my photo of my 18 year old one that has been heavily pruned? If you click on the photo it will enlarge.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:32

I think they have got too dry. Clematis are quite thirsty but they must be really soaked every few days rather than little and often which will only wet the top of the compost.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:27

Sounds more like lack of water to me. If they were newly planted, the weather was hot and you were away for 2 weeks it all adds up. You can't leave new young plants that long in hot weather without water.

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