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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:51

I've just hacked the rhodie at the front door Bob - could have done with a shredder for that too. It's way too big for the spot and needed  a good haircut even if it means less flowers next year. It's had a feed and water but I'm  still considering getting rid of it 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:43

They'd make a nice sandwich KEF....

Sounds like a lovely day BL- especially after your hard graft yesterday. Have to go back out and collect daughter from a friend  At least it's not  what chicky's got to do ..

Washed my car and moved a few plants and did bits and bobs but I'm a bit weary. I'm having a wee sit down too Panda but with a cup of tea  


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:39

Hard work that supervising lark...

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:33

I think that's a lovely pic 

It's such a simple thing Sara but it's always fascinating watching them isn't it? I stood for ages watching all sorts of different ones on a cotoneaster the other day. 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:28

As Verdun has said above - ants don't really cause too much of  a  problem unless they've got a nest - pot usually, or sometimes under paving - and a good soaking moves them on. They're not usually much of an issue up here because it's usually so wet! They sometimes 'harvest' greenfly for the sugar solution they produce . Earlier in the year when plants are growing strongly  I squirt them (greenfly) off with soapy water, or run my hands over any little gatherings, and also encourage the birds as they'll eat loads in spring when they're feeding their young. It's  a three pronged attack but it all balances out over time. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:17

Winter - that's looking beautiful. You must be really pleased with your new arch-  it looks like it's been there forever 

Hosta looks superb. 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:08


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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