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Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:03

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope your trip has been good.

Have a good trip too Lesley - hope the M8 isn't too vile  

Are you parking your rear on your jolly bench today Dove? 

That's the trouble with workmen Lantana - they just don't give a toss. You have to be there all the time to monitor them - something you shouldn't have to do as it's your neighbour's responsibility to make sure your property isn't affected by their work. Sadly - many of them don't care much either 

If you're looking in Joyce - I watched the first part of CM's prog. That Ben More! I'd thought of doing it as my 100th Munro last year but it didn't fit in with the timing. Not one you can do in a day unfortunately because of the ferry etc. It's often done as the last one as he said. Great camerawork as always.

Should have let Topbird know...The Pilgrim's Trail T'bird! The Adventure Show again - Monday night and last night. Tonight is another one - Galloway to Islay  

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 19:30

Big net philippa....

I believe you can get chocolate coated ones 

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 19:21

You better believe it Verd...

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:59

I can do locusts too Verd...

vine weevil : do i need to treat all containers?

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:57

Pull a bit off and stick it in some soil or compost Pp. If it's even got a tiny bit of root it'll grow 

They seed quite well too - always seem to be same as parent plant - or very close to it.

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Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:55

They're one of the easiest plants to propagate. Break a bit of stem off and stick it in gritty compost. 

vine weevil : do i need to treat all containers?

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:52

I find healthy rhodos or azaleas can shrug off  damage from adult vine weevils.

The problem is the grubs moving to the nearby Heucheras, but I don't bother about them too much - Heucheras are so easy to propagate that I chuck out damaged ones and replace with a new, healthy one. Works well for me   

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:45

I find ones that overwinter do tend to be a bit sturdier.

Cold and wet soil is their enemy as nut says, but if you're worried about them not surviving, they're easy to propagate from cuttings too.  

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:41

not from me Verd  

I like Monty. Wouldn't do his job for any money...not that I could. The poor soul can't do right for doing wrong  


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:39


or the secateurs...

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