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ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:15

Ok, here's one. This has self seeded itself in my Mum's gravel path. Not the best photo. Any ideas?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/72088.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 

ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:54

Good question Nutcutlet...sometimes we never get to a positive id as the pic posted isn't clear enough, the plant too immature or we just don't know or agree.

Room 101

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:51

Vine weevils - they have been munching on my stored begonia tubers and I have just binned the lot!! 

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:13

I have noticed that the red bit inside the bottle seems to have an opening in it. When I loosen the cap a lttle the opening lines up with the chamber ...now with tipping horizontal and squeezing I seem to have got some liquid in the chamber! 

When you take the lid off...does the red lid and the white bit below it both come off together or just the red lid come off for you?

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 stupid...how hard can it be etc...got 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 happen...is 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)!

brambles

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!

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