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Vine Weevil

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:53

I think mine are in the ground rather than pots pp. No potted plants have any damage to them but the rhodie at the front door has, and a few other shrubs. The heucheras are all fine, but I'm 'watching this space'... 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:49

RB - oohh err missus 

Lesley, re 27 - I'd have just short of ten years to wait for nappies, so no, I don't want to go back to that!  

Washing out - gardening stuff on....another cuppa first ....

Pet Friendly Way to Remove Weeds from Dark Damp Area

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:20
James A wrote (see)


In my garden I've got an area where there was once a few trees nearby and I want to remove the weeds from the soil bed in a cat friendly way.

I've tried pulling the weeds out but they keep coming back.







I'm afraid it's what weeds do James!

You could pull them out and plant up the area, or wait till spring and  sow grass seed to increase the area you have. If it was me, I'd make a decent border and plant it up with something you like 

You can use weedkiller to clear them - just keep the cat in till the weedkiller's dried.



Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:14

No - the next 'big' number Hosta 

add seven to your last post 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:43


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Fairygirl, I'm the wrong side of 50 


So am I!  

and getting very close to next number too 

Vine Weevil

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:41

Verd's said everything I was going to say, but I'd agree with Tetley - I think heavier soil is better for preventing attacks.  I definitely have some vine weevils in this garden but my Heucheras seem untouched.

Stainless Steel

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:38


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

but SS certainly doesn't hold onto clay soil the way non SS spades do.


Mine does Hosta...

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:37

I passed Firkin Point on Friday Hosta...

You're almost getting the hang of that quote thing now  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:34

Lots of lovely colour still in your gardens Verd and W'song 

Took a few earlier from the back door.

Lots of evergreens and foliage in mine - planted specifically with long wet, dull winter days in mind :


 wonder if those sweet peas will flower....

A few annuals still going :


and the spiders have been busy    




What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:20

That could be the one Jo 

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