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Ants in pots

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:17

I have ants in one of my worm bins and I have been meaning to answer the other thread but I thought I would give it a few more days.


The formula supplied from KEF. Worked out to be a syrup and dries out to be a powder. The ant numbers are about the same but they are all walking about with dead ants in there mouths. I presume the formula works but not 100% sure yet. More time needed as its only been two days. 

I say more time is needed because I poured boiling water on some, in a localized area a few days before (about 4 square inches). These could be the dead ones. Only time will tell.

I don't have loads ( about 20 on top) but it is obvious that there is a nest in the heap somewhere. The compost heap is only 1m cubed and about a ton in weight. First time I have had them in a outside worm bin.

I would rather they move on .

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:09

Do we know what they are yet?

A couple of plants to identify

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:07

Willow herb tends to have the white vein down the middle of the leaf. I did think of this first but there are differences in the same plant. It could be Broad-leaved Willowherb.

I am getting confused now.

Is The Obedience plant out of the running now? 

(not to be confused with the OP pic)




Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:56

Your welcome Potteringabout.

I just wish that people would look at all the other threads on this topic. Same old, same old. with the same anger. 

It comes to something when we get annoyed with the repeated treads and not the topic.

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:45

Were they free and a bargain Verdun

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:28

NO Verdun. I have to disagree. 

Just pull one out as disturbance could cause problems, depending what the two plants are.  Why shock two if they are enjoying the space. 

We need to see pics though, first.

Getting the 'proffessionals' in

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:22
Verdun wrote (see)

Live with your garden for a season until you get an understanding of it.  

Never a better comment on gardening ever said. There is so much to find out before you start changing things (not that changing things is wrong)

 Don't forget to enjoy it and take before and after pics, please!!! 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:15

OH Wintersong

That is a bit too clinical for me but i'm just jealous.

It all knits in perfect. The gravel complements the pots, the climbers work well at there early stage and the Alliums set every thin off. 

More pics please  what is the tree?


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:50

The Queen sacked them all! 

A couple of plants to identify

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:44

I'm thinking The Obedience plant. Not sure if it has a furry stem though? 

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