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Latest posts by chicky

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 07:06

Thanks folks ...thats what I've got.  Can you use the nematodes in winter, or do I have to wait til it warms up??


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 07:03


Sounds like you had a great time Pdoc.  Hope batteries are re-charged.

Off to Norfolk for a couple of days to take Chicklet to a Uni open day thingy. Staying with my uncle in Kings Lynn tonight so that we are within striking distance of Norwich in the morning.  With a bit of luck I will meet a little white bird of peace whilst I'm there  Cooooo Cooooooo (said in my best Vic Reeves voice)

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 23:16

Carol Klein's Grow your own Garden probably comes off the shelf for consultation most - it even has the muddy fingerprints to prove it.  Bit like the best recipes always have a few splashes on

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 06:49

Discovered that the roots of some potted polyanthus in my GH are being eaten away by grubs.  They are white,and c shaped, just like the dreaded vine weevil.  However, they are about the size of a small ball bearing when curled up - i always thought vine weevils were more woodlouse size ...... Does anyone know what I've got 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 06:27

I am so very sorry Verdun - thinking of you. 

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 22:15

Just caught up with the programme MT - loved their garden - what an idyllic spot they have made.  By far and away my favourite too 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 22:08

Good luck Mrs G  Hope all goes well, and no further encouragement is needed

I wish someone would invent....

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 20:14

I use Ethel Gloves - they're the only ones my fingernails don't wear through after a couple of wears.  Usually last me about six months - used pretty much every weekend.


the other trick I use is to clean the bathroom on a sunday evening - that seems to shift the dirt

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:31

Ouch Hostafan. Take it easy for a while ...doctors orders


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:29

A vote for Polka here too - first time we have ever grown raspberries, and we loved them

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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