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ants in pots

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:43

Ants don't like being wet - that's why they like pots, they're usually dryer than the surrounding ground - give your plants a good soaking - hopefully the ants will move on and look for somewhere dryer.

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:10

I use yoghurt pots - only half full of beer so they can't reach in and drink it - sink the pots into the soil but leave the top of the pub sticking out of the soil so the good little beetles don't fall in.

Some ideas here 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:02

It looks like one of the scale insects - info here 


More info here 

Euro Dahlia

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:00

Always good to hear of good service 

Help! Peaty and boggy soil ... any plant suggestions?

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 10:57

Gunnera manicata, Lysichiton americanis (skunk cabbage) and Petasites japonicum (giant butterbur) should all love the boggy conditions.  

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 10:53

I'm growing Campsis Radicans in a pot on my south-facing terrace - but the pot is about twice the size of yours - it's a wonderful vine, scarlet or orange trumpets - it may take a year or two to get to flowering size, but it'll look fab by your front door and be a real talking point 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:32

From what little I've read it seems to be to do with melatonin and it's effect on your metabolism - but there's lots more research to be done.

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:29

Again, a wisteria would need much more root space. 

Which way does that spot face? 

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:06

There's been no point in putting any slug pubs out for the past few days - I'd have been accused of watering the beer!!!

Poorly plum tree

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:02

Bumping up. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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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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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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