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Oh eck!

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

Ah yes   I thought that was you   We've had this conversation haven't we, 'cos I live not far from the UEA

When's it going to get a bit warmer in East Anglia?  I don't know ......... but it will


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:40

If the soil is kept moist the ants will move on - they look for dry places for their homes. 

The fact that they've taken up residence in the pot might indicate that the acer is a bit pot-bound and the water isn't penetrating the compost -  maybe it needs re-potting?

It shouldn't need the roots being washed out and I wouldn't use ant powder either - just repotting and keeping the soil moist should be enough.

Weed killer.

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:45

I think it's only available for use by commercial growers - the information here says it's not to be applied using hand-held equipment, which would imply use by commercial growers only.

Stream & pond advice

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:11

To post pics on here you need to click on the green tree icon and follow the instructions


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:54

Not much chatting on here today - you must all have been gardening (or cooking)

I had a lovely day today meeting up with friends for a very good lunch in Cromer - there was also swapping of tomato, courgette and basil plants   They're all going to have to stay indoors overnight tonight ..........  just in case.


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:27

Magpies were the main cause of duckling demise when we lived at the mill Wonky, foxes targetted the adults.  When I was a child on the farm moorhens (or Waterhens as my Pa called them ) would drown mallard ducklings by swimming under water and pulling them under by their legs - but I like moorhens

As you say - the Circle of Life


Right, off to Cromer - will someone keep an eye on my tomato plants in the little greenhouse please?

Have a good day folks


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 09:23

Morning Wonky - have a lovely day and give your smashing hubbie a big hug from his MIL

Hosta, in my extensive experience of mallards, they are notoriously irresponsible parents, they may just about be able to rear two ducklings to maturity - but possibly just the one ........... but even with that track record, there still seems to be no shortage   Lovely family of Canada geese - Wonky's right - they're much better parents than mallards.


Fig Tree in Dire Need of Help

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 09:17

If this is in the UK it should be notified to someone - DEFRA?

another ID please

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 08:35

Lots of pictures here of it being quite vigorous.  But surely with judicious pruning it could be kept within it's space?

Any tips to reduce the ant population?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 08:31

Perhaps we could domesticate them?  They could be very useful ...

 taking stuff to the compost heap

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