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mosquito larvae

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 05:42
I never quarantine any plant I put in my pond - mosquitoes lay their eggs anywhere. Any bowl or bucket in the garden with an inch of water in it soon becomes the home for lots of little mosquito larvae - they're everywhere.

mosquito larvae

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:13

When our pond was new, as soon as the water settled and plants were introduced we began to see lots of larvae - the progeny of gnats and mosquitoes who just fly around in the garden trying to dodge the bats - then the beetle larvae appeared and ate some of the larvae, and frogs and newts appeared and ate some more of them - had there not been a plentiful supply of food the newts and frogs probably wouldn't have considered it suitable residence. 

All part of the Balance of Nature 

birds

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:32

My daughter lives in a town centre near a river and recently she discovered that rats were eating the food she puts out for birds.  

She's now feeding the birds using only feeders hanging on one of these poles  http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/shepherd-s-crook-feeder-pole.html and hasn't seen a rat for some months.  

 

Problem with climbing rose

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:16

Hi Wendy

Were the leaves covered in  powdery mildew before they fell off?  I've seen Paul's Scarlet Climber really laid low by this on occasions.  We've had quite a long dry spell which would have made it susceptible. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:14

The needles are out Panda, but it's a complex lacy pattern and I'm trying to watch the tennis as well, the air may be somewhat blue occasionally 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:06

Have a lovely evening Panda   It'll stay fine if I sit and knit and watch the tennis - as soon as I stick my nose out of the door with a packet of seeds or the secateurs in my hand it'll rain

how-to-prune-a-giant-bay-tree

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 18:00

Hi Kate 

I think you should start a new thread with Lemon Verbena in the title, so that people who know the plant will see it and respond.

Yellow lawn

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:56

I think the stuff that I linked to is actually some sort of dye that the grass will absorb .............. 

Help! Who's favourite food is Fatsia Japonica?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:55

Snoodle - I'll hang some washing out, then maybe we'll get the bad weather and you'll be spared - a swap for today - and I'll cross all of my fingers and toes for your little man's party 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 17:20

Bumping up in case there's any one around this weekend who might like to come along with us 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Winterwatch BBC2

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Please help me choose 
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Already! 
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All your questions answered 
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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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