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How to deal with Wood Lice in pots

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:10

Re the Woodlouse Spider - if you have woodlice then you'll have the spider - they like the same conditions - leave them alone and they'll maintain a balance - of course, they won't eat them all - that wouldn't be in their interest as it's all that they eat.

How to deal with Wood Lice in pots

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:07

Woodlice do little significant damage, although they are often found where damage has been done by other creatures.  They're useful in the garden as they help break down organic matter in the composting process. 

Here's what the RHS says about them

Damage to roots and leaves is often caused by Vine Weevils - have you checked for them?

ID please

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:32

I was just going to say that Nut


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 12:23

Runny, trust the Daily Mail (spit) to get it wrong again - it wasn't Aiden and Eleanor embracing on the beach

it was OH et moi

Fruit & Vegetable Branding

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 11:38

I imagine that the main challenge would be recouping the development, production and promotion costs, given that the majority of plants can be reproduced by cuttings, even if the seeds are not viable, notwithstanding the protection provided by Plant Breeders Rights legislation.

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:32

Yes Hosta, we arrived home yesterday afternoon.  We spent Friday night in a hotel in Bedfordshire and then visited the farm where I was born to 'say goodbye' for Pa. 

Plants have been unloaded from car and put in safe corner.    Now to sort out the washing and a glut of tomatoes, raspberries, beans and courgettes - the NDN didn't  help herself to them as instructed



Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:23

Good morning Verdun

Glad the weather's good down there - it's good here too and there's lots to do.  For a start we have to persuade Hefty Hedgehog to move house away from the roots of the tree that's going to be felled in a few weeks' time ...


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 07:09

G'day Pat   Hope your hubby is back soon with the fire swiftly sorted. 

As our holiday was a little later than usual this year I really noticed the later sunrise and earlier sunset in Cornwall - they're about half an hour later than here in Norfolk.

I hope Panda slept well - I managed to wrench my shoulder/neck while on holiday and sleeping in a strange bed didn't help - it's still sore but I'm sure a few nights in our own bed, plus OH rubbing on the 'liniment' will sort it out. 

Identifying this bulb/seed?

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:50

Leave them to do their own thing Chrissie and enjoy them as one of the wonders of nature - they may or may not reappear next year, if and when the conditions suit them

ID and renovation advice please

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:45

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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