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Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:04

I'll tell my son in law - he mends computers 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:49

Don't feed tomatoes until they've set the first truss of fruit. 

I think it's just a matter of patience 

Skimea pics i hope again

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:42

Thanks Edd  - I forgot the link 

More info here Alan http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=234 

Skimea pics i hope again

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:33

This thread will show you what the adults look like - they come out at night - when we had a lot of them I'd go out in the evening with a torch and look on and under the leaves and squidge them.

The real b*****ds are their grubs which look like this 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52064.jpg?width=340&height=350&mode=max

They live underground and eat the roots of your plants - they particularly like primulas and love to get into pots of nice compost with lots of lovely plant roots.  

Get a load of nematodes - I got mine via Amazon - and water them into the soil - you then have to keep the soil moist for a while - they sorted the problem for us.  

You can only do it in the summer when the soil is above a certain temperature and as the nematodes are alive you have to water them on pretty soon after you receive them.

Good luck - you'll probably have to be very nice to Kate to get her to cart watering cans full of water and nematodes around 

 

2 ID's please

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:26

Bindweed leaves vary a bit - they're masters of disguise 

Pleased to have a new garden visitor.

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:25

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:05

Clari ((hugs)) Chin up 

Skimea pics i hope again

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:02

That looks like the dreaded vine weevil Alan 

We found that watering on nematodes really worked 

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Posted: 09/07/2014 at 16:33

Alan, is it working now?

Quotes

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 16:32

The tech team is aware of the problems that some people are having - they're working on fixes as well as on general improvements to the site   

I've found I can get the he Quote button to work if you double click on it.  

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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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