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Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:52

Oh Verdun if only it were that simple. The instructions say not to emove lid when tilting the bottle to fill chamber...however with or without the lid the liquid will not come out of the bottle. Believe me, I have been patient - reread the instructions several times, told myself not to be so hard can it be my son to look at it ( so he could tell his mother how silly she was being) but he couldn't get it to work either!

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:45

Thank you Berghill. It's not just me!!

I am going to contact the company but I do need this product to kill the vine weevils now so I will probably follow your lead and cut off the top too.

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:03

I bought a bottle of Provado Vine weevil killer 2 this afternoon - to kill the little blighters....and I can't get the killer to come out of the bottle. Followed thedirections..with back of bottle facing etc - No 1 - I couldn't see how much of the liquid was in the measuring chamber as I had shaken the bottle (as per instructions) there was liquid all over the inside of chamber!

Then it says take off lid - red and white sections came away tog - is this supposed to it all the lid?

...and pour out liquid  nothing came out. I squeezed, tipped, tipped again, swore a little at whoever had designed this contraption - not a gardener, I thought. I finally managed to measure out enough in my own measuring cup to do 2 litres worth when I came in to vent!!!

Is it me? Have I got a faulty bottle? Help!

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 15:31

I too have just seen my first butterflies of the year - a brimstone and a peacock. I'm in Essex/Greater London.

Loads of frog tadppoles but the toads haven't spawned this year (yet)!


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:36

I'd use loppers (for extra reach and keep cutting them back as low down as possible and repeat monthly. Hopefully the lack of light, competition for water and the continual chopping will weaken them enough that they will give up.

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:31

Beautiful pictures ! I'm up to about 50 clumps of spawn here, with more still being laid every day!

Lidl surprises

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 09:56

Hi young codger, would you be reassured to know that it is German? Haven't gone out to the garage to find a made in Germany stamp but the company is German and so is customer services. The product will only go as a long as its motor....and it hasn't had to strain at all. Got my receipt and my 3 year guarantee. I am a very satisfied customer.

I also find Aldi very good and I think I am in my 4th year of enjoying watching great tits rearing their young on a camera bird box purchased there.

Lidl surprises

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:57

Purchased! I am absolutely delighted with it. Put it tog. ok...instructions not the best - just needed a star screwdriver. Weather good (I'm in the SE  ) so I scarified yesterday and was both shocked and pleased by what came out of the lawn.

Easy to operate. Cartridges fiddily the first time you change them but after, no problem - 2 screws.

Today I aerated - the lawn now looks like a ploughed field but I know that it won't for long. Grass seed and  hort.sand/top dressing next. I have never been so enthusiastic about my lawn 

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:55

 Frogs singing and spawning in my pond last spring

Frog spawn in East London

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 10:34

I would recommend that you find a pond local to yourselves and you and your daughter visit regularly to witness the changes. Ask around in your local area...Eastham nature reserve isn't too far from you and I'm sure they could advise you. I'm a bit too far to offer visits.


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