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Folded leaf with a tiny white larvae

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 09:31

Oooh we like Shield Bugs

Ants in container

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:57

Raspberries like plenty of moisture, so it shouldn't cause a problem keeping their toes damp

Folded leaf with a tiny white larvae

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:49

It's not the nasty Raspberry beetle 'cos their grubs are in the fruit themselves, so I wouldn't worry about it.  It'll be one of the many insects that feed on raspberry/blackberry leaves - I'm not aware of any major pest that attacks raspberry leaves in the UK.

Ants in container

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:45

I can't find the thread I was looking for, but this old one mentions coffee grounds and also polenta.

and also a load of other suggestions.

I can't say that I've tried any of them - as I said I find that keeping the soil moist keeps them away.  However, no problem in trying some of the ideas, can't do any harm (except insecticides - I'd only use them if there was a problem in the house.  I don't use them in the garden.)

Good luck


Ants in container

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:37

Hi Beginnergardner and welcome

What are you growing in your container?  I find that usually keeping the compost moist is enough to deter them so as long as the plants are happy being moist (not boggy) the ants should move on

I think someone did mention dry coffee grounds - I'll try to find the thread for you ...


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:34
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
...This I did after digging a garden path with papa womble and relaying the turf over bald patches, not on papa womble, on grass.

Going to Doves for a rest! 

Enjoy the sunshine what ever your doing all!

You probably hadn't got enough to cover his bald patch   Don't tell him I said that!   See you soon!

Problems signing in

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 07:15

Hi Abi

It'd probably be best if you emailed the webteam direct


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 06:40

Good luck to littlest Chicklet - go gett'em gal!!!

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 06:13

Just reporting back -  a couple of weeks of having been moved into a sunnier spot (sun all morning until just after midday) Hosta Stained Glass is getting the yellow variegation back - it's not really distinctive yet, but we're definitely on the right track.  Thanks folks

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 06:05

I think, due to today's weather forecast being wonderful and tomorrow's including some rain, Wonky and I will go to East Ruston this afternoon   I've got my camera out and the batteries are charged

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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Markings on hosta leaves

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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