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It is misleading isn't it, when you buy a packet of seeds thinking that they're native wild flowers but really they're wild flowers from more or less anywhere in the world.
Good morning all
Still no rain here - we were promised heavy showers last night but nothing so far. It's overcast here but they don't look like rain clouds.
KEF's making bacon butties for everyone
Bill - ignore what I said - I was talking about leatherjackets Duh! I've had too much sun!!!
But you still won't spread chafer grubs by mowing their lawn.
Think I'd better go to bed ........................
That sounds exciting Hostafan I love the big hostas
Chafer grubs are the larvae of the Crane fly (Daddy Long Legs) - they are the result of the adults laying eggs in the soil so can't be spread by a lawnmower.
The best way of getting rid of them is to use Nematodes http://www.gardening-naturally.com/acatalog/Chafer_Nematodes.html
You can tell your customer all about them
Given that it has existed since the surface of the planet was a tropical swamp, I should think it'll probably be very happy there
Does it grow wild in the UK Toady? It's not one I know.
We've just had roast lamb with roasted home grown yellow courgettes, Chantenay carrots and Buerre de Rocquencourt beans and mint sauce all from the garden - life doesn't get much better than that does it
When I look at the Crocus website there's a whole section labelled English Roses (David Austin)
I agree with Philippa - olives are much happier outside - preferably planted in the ground in a sheltered sunny spot - but if in a pot protect the pot with a few layers of bubblewrap in the winter and keep the compost/soil on the dry side. Cold on it's own won't harm olives, but cold and wet together will make them very unhappy.