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Food grade pest killer ideas

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 22:14

I don't spray anything I'm going to eat. Spray them off with a hose jet or brush them off with your fingers, and feed the birds - they'll begin to nest near you'd garden and will gather the aphids for their young. 

Later in the year the ladybirds and hover flies will eat them. If you spray the greenfly the spray will kill the hover flies and ladybirds too. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 20:48

Aquilegia    definitely 

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 18:45

Cerinthe major 'purpurescens' 

Brilliant plant.  self seeds in this garden. 

cobnut problems

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 18:43

Sounds like one of the many varieties of scale insects  -

info and advice here 

whats wrong with my rheum

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 18:38

Pansy   Got to love Pink Panther 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 18:34

Irene   The sun's out??? In Bedfordshire???  Maybe I should move back there ...... flippin chilly here in Norfolk this evening 

whats wrong with my rheum

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 18:11

That's my thought too. 

Espalier Trees Advice and Pruning

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 17:35

What have you got to loose?  I'd give it a go 


Posted: 01/05/2017 at 16:32

Covering up at night wouldn't keep them warm enough ... we've had some low temperatures and hard frosts in the past ten days or so. 

I've not even sown my runner beans yet - I'll probably do it later this week and plant them out in June.  They're tender and  as I've said, we've had some hard frosts.  

As for the peas, it depends whether they'd been hardened off.  

tomato/potato blight will only affect members of the solanum family e.g. potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines etc.

Last edited: 01 May 2017 16:35:18

Any hope for this?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 16:28

I'd be brave and cut it back to a couple of inches below that crack in the main stem near the blue string.  Sort of 'Kill or Cure'.  

Good luck ... I'm crossing my fingers 

However, lavatera aren't long-lived plants ... it might just be that this one has reached it's expiry date. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

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Getting my own back ....

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Hello Forkers - May Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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Pond mystery solved

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Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
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A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
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Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
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Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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