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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:13

So sad - such a tragedy for one so young.  My heart goes out to her family and friends.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:09

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Couldn't miss out on adding my virtual wishes too  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:07

Safely back home.  Good traffic wise, but its a long old drive.  Had a lovely lunch with the birthday girl - and so lovely to see the shady bank and pond for real - even the fact that it was blowing a hoolie didn't dampen my enthusiasm.

now time for some pasta, courtesy of littlest chicklet (who is feeling like she missed out on a "road trip").  Girls are happily bickering away - I think they missed each other.  Won't be long before

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 10:02

Ok thanks - will resort to chemicals this once, and remember to nematode next autumn to see me thru the winter. The pots are in a GH, but unheated, and definitely dips below 5.

btw, seeing as you 2 boys are looking in ... Operation brambles and pipecleaners started last weekend. Will let you know the results in due course, on the appropriate thread

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??

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 07:03

Morning

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 

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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