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tubers? and how to combat ants?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:17

Pot them up first until they start growing and the ground warms up.

Ants hate water so give them a good soak, often. They will soon move on. Sprinkle cinnamon, mint, chili pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cloves of garlic – whichever you happen to have, in the area where you've seen ants.The strong scent will repel them. It is very unlikely that the ants will eat your plants.

recommendations for lawn fertilizer please

Posted: Yesterday at 16:12

No offence. The reason it has not taken to well is the fact it was laid at the wrong time of year.Turf is best laid in mid-autumn, but can be laid any time between mid-autumn and late winter whenever the soil is not too wet or frosty. (like it has been of late) 

recommendations for lawn fertilizer please

Posted: Yesterday at 15:57

Did you work fertilizer into the bed before laying the turf?

You need to get the roots established and not the grass on top so use phosphorus and potassium to build healthy and strong roots.Nitrogen is used in the foliage part of the plant and a feed with this can be added later.

Making Nematode Soup from Slugs

Posted: Yesterday at 14:13

More details please biofreak2. Im intrigued. Would the powder not attract the slugs or is it similar to the slug trail thing where it acts as a warning to others slugs?

Rockery Vs Slugs??

Posted: Yesterday at 13:31

Nemaslug will keep them under control. 

Two plants id please

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 17:09

Agree with Leucadendron salignum and Damera peltata. Do you not find it strange that it has no leaf?




Posted: 05/05/2015 at 16:44

Not many superstitions regarding the wren.

It is considered to be a “most sacred bird“ by the ancient druids.

The wren symbolised wisdom and divinity. It is difficult to catch sight of a wren. At New Year it is said that the apprentice Druid would go out by himself into the countryside in search of hidden wisdom. If he found a wren he would take that as a sign that he would be blessed with inner knowledge in the coming year. Finding a creature small and elusive to the point of invisibility was a metaphor for finding the elusive divinity within all life.

A wren in the area will prevent you from drowning apparently

Bee identification

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 16:25

That will be quite a challenge as there are 25 species of bumblebees, around 250 species of solitary bee and just a single honeybee species (I think) in the UK.

I think the biggest clue would be that solitary bee are just that, solitary.


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 04:35

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