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The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 06:52

When we moved here we discovered one of the beds infested with vine weevil  - mainly affecting the primulas - we applied Nemasys twice that year (now three years ago) and have had very few problems in the bed since. 

However this year I have found a couple of grubs in pots of fibrous rooted begonias so next spring, as soon as the temperatures improve I'll treat the beds again. 

My plan is to keep the 'background level' of weevils down and that way that they don't spread to the pots and tubs of bedding plants in the summer. 

Sort of using the bedding plants as an 'alarm' if you get my meaning

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 06:41

Good morning all

2.4C out there last night, wet and windy.  It would be nice to see the sun coming up to see the difference in light without the tree - but I don't think the sun's going to be noticeable this morning

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:55

Mine's big and black with three straps   No hinges thank goodness

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:43

Morning Pat   I bet your air's not as chilly as ours - Brrrrrrrrrrr!!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:42
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Get your flip flops and thong packed Hosta - and don't be coating yourself in olive oil...

Have a lovely time - send us a postcard. Do people still do that, or is it just me? 

I'm off to collect another knee brace soon. Sigh... 

My new knee brace arrived today - very attractive .......... not

We always send postcards when we're on holiday - we  singlehandedly  saved the Cornish Postcard Business this summer  

BOGGY CORNER

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:12

And Rodgersias ..... how could you all forget to mention Rodgersias - a boggy spot in the sun - absolutely perfect for them, large leaved exotic looking perennials - real statement plants just made for your garden

Thyme and sedum - plant them out now?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 18:10

Sounds good to me - yes gritty compost. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:57

Hosta - you have mail

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:17

Oh KEF ((hugs))  what a bu$$er!!!  Keep warm - I've got a hot water bottle you can borrow

Hellebore seedlings in winter

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:48

My hellebore seedlings spend the winter in small pots in a sheltered corner outside - the biggest threat to their survival is the attention of slugs and snails. 

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Wishing us all a peaceful and healthy new year 
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Don't miss it! 
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... everything explained 
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What would you reeeeeeeeeeeally like? 
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