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Ants in the lawn

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 23:43

Thanks for the info folks.  I didn't know there was a Nippon gel - have used the powder but I don't think it works very well on wet ground.  Probably be a good idea to cover each ant mound with a bucket after blobbing on the gel !   Must buy some.

Ants in the lawn

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 22:16

Does anyone have a lawn covered with mounds of soft earth brought up by ants ?  It looks a real muddy mess when it's been mowed. 

Duckweed

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 23:26

I think the aforementioned creature is called a duck !   We had a pair once - they landed on the pond, stayed for two days, and then left when they had converted it into pea soup.

Duckweed

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 13:10

Looks a wonderful piece of kit - wonder if it slurps up goldfish !    I have very curious fish - baby ones too.  The waterfall creates a slight current which lodges duckweed in the oxygenating plants so netting doesn't capture it all, so have just been hauling out a mountain of oxygenating plants.  What size is your pond ?

Help! Something is eating my rocket!

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 11:37

The dreaded slugs and snails, I expect !

Duckweed

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 11:34

Thanks for that Robot.  Have you thought of setting yourself up in the business of de-duckweeding ponds ?   You'd make a fortune ! 

Duckweed

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:39

Funny you should say that Daintiness, yesterday one of my frogs was hopping around the rockery almost totally covered in duckweed.  I wondered what it was !

Duckweed

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:33

Thanks marshmello.  The goldfish love sunbathing and the rockery needs some sun unfortunately.  The current tactics are to net a lot of it off, and then fire the hose at the rest of it to banish it to one end.  A bit temporary but a good way of venting my frustration ! 

Duckweed

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 21:33

Has anyone discovered a way of eliminating duckweed from a garden pond, or at least restricting its growth ?  ! !

Hardy fuschias

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 14:46

Thanks - will post results when weather gives in !

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chelsea-chopping-rudbeckias

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Holes in pond lily leaves

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Ants in the lawn

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Duckweed

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Hardy fuschias

Does anyone know why my hardy fuschia magellanica variegata, which survives the winter in its pot on the patio, but won't seem to grow. The little red shoots are still (in June) only an inch long despite dressing the surface with fresh compost and growmo 
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