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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:01

Did you save me any chocs Verd? It doesn't pay to be unkind to me ....I can send rain...

My tiarella needs splitting too - it's grown so much just in the nine months it's been in. Have a better spot for it anyway. The bees have loved it.

Got a few plants in and moved a couple - never happy are we? 

Very thundery here too Percy but we've not had the actual event. Warm when it's sunny though.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 15:55

It's a beneficial predator that chomps away at the relevant pest 

I think you get them online - if you google nematode it'll bring up suppliers. Not used them myself but lots of people on here have - to great effect. I believe they're quite expensive but if they're bringing their friends and family nightly to your 'restaurant' it's probably worth it. 

PS -miss d - I'd squish them rather than releasing if you're really struggling. That way - you know they ain't comin' back... 

Ants aren't eating the plants - they're feeding on the greenfly excretions 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 14:22

I'll leave you 'lushes' to it. 

I'm going out to see if I can do anything at all between the downpours 

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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 14:21


Call me cynical Percy - but I think it might be to part us from hard earned wad...

The golden variegated one is nice.

Just moved in

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 14:04

Next time it rains Kevin - it'll spring back 

Once it's greened up , you'll be able to see what else needs done. It'll probably need a bit of weed and feed to get it looking well and if it's compacted it might need spiked to help the  drainage. If it's a bit bare you might need a bit of seed put down. Lots of people here will be able to help you out anyway as time goes on.

White Pelargoniums in pot

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 14:00

Yarrow - it was about the only plant that survived my Mum 'footering' with it! She even did cuttings  

I think a row of identical ones in matching pots can be a great feature along steps or something similar. There's a lovely dark plummy one 'Lord Bute' which I've often thought of getting but never quite did 

What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 13:55

That's a beauty Natter Jack. 

After a cruddy day, came some sunshine

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 13:54

Ahh. Yes the buds tend to be that colour but that doesn't indicate the colour of the forthcoming  flower. Some of the dark ones just look green in the bud. Just the way they are. 

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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 13:51

It can be a real nuisance Percy so just as well you've got it reined in!

The other thing you could  plant is something like an Acorus in the shallows there. That will hide the pipe. 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 13:48

It's gone off. Dare I set foot outside? 

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