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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 11:36

Have you got creepers on the walls - I think you have - and you probably have your bedroom windows open to air the room?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 11:34

To some the ring may be creepy, others will be fine with it - the Victorian fashion of mourning brooches with locks of hair, or watch chains made of the hair of a loved one seem odd to us now, but were considered perfectly normal then.  If that's what your niece wants to do then she should do it - we all handle things differently

My friend's ashes were fired over the village in a firework rocket - now every time anyone gets dust in their eye or a stone in their shoe they think of him

However, I think the tattoo is weird

christmas tree

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 09:36

If you cut the top out it won't be a Christmas tree shape any more - it'll look like a bit of hedge

It should be potted in a large pot in soil-based John Innes compost - I'd use No. 3 with some added grit. 

Keep it in a sheltered spot where it gets some sun and some shade, and turn it around by 90 degrees each week so that it gets even light and grows in a uniform shape.


How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 09:32

I use nematodes to control vine weevils - I'm not convinced by Bayer's protestations that Provado does not damage to bees and other pollinating insects.


Posted: 26/01/2015 at 08:59
LesleyK wrote (see)

Good luck KEF - hope you get an all-clear.

Dove not a good idea to go out in pj's in the rain.  Stay warm and perhaps you could have a coffee ready for when I come back from my walk  ....

There you are LesleyK


Good luck KEF    I can trump your dental checkup - mammogram after lunch


Joe's Woodland Inspiration

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 08:33

Hi Pam

I'm worried by the thought of a stumpery under an apple tree - it will provide the perfect conditions for over-wintering codling moth

Garden patches - advice

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 08:22

No, that's for killing slugs.

You need Nemasys Leatherjacket killer

But you have to apply it when the soil temperature is above 10C  so not yet - it won't work if you do it when it's cold.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:43



Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:42

Good morning all   I'll whisper so I don't disturb Pdoc - glad he had a lovely time

Our thoughts are with Verdun ((hugs))

It's raining outside - I've not gone out in my pjs to check the thermometer - that can wait!

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:24

Baby ones!  I've just found some in one of my pots of begonias that were overwintering indoors on the kitchen windowsill!  If they have orange heads they're vine weevils. 

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