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Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 09:16

I spent one summer squishing red beetles when I saw them,and wiping off the grubs and their black mess. I always managed to miss one, who would strip a plant while I was at work. Last year the lilies got one spray, early on, and  they were clear for the season, and my garden was full of bees. I also have lots of bees and butterflies this year. I wouldn't spray at all if  the lilies  were near to forming flower buds.


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 08:56

Good morning everyone. It's very dull here. I have to pigeon proof the broad beans,as three have been stripped. Other than that, it's more pricking out to do.I can't find the gardens we have visited thread,so I might put the hidcote pictures on a separate thread.

Have a good day everyone


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:28

I made him put all the dustbins out instead.


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:26

I would get them in the greenhouse, orchid lady. they will need plenty of ventilation during the day.


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:23

No, I had to go out and get the fish, and the frozen peas to go with it.


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:20

Orchid lady, Are they in the house?. They sound like not enough light and too much heat.

planting maiden apple trees

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:18

I think its too late for bare root trees , but you can plant containerised fruit trees at any time, provided you remember to water frequently during the first year.

Ants in compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:55

It even works with recycled cola .!!. 

Any kind or urine added to a heap keeps it damp and adds nitrogen to speed the composting process.


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:47

I thought of you yesterday, orchid lady. This was in the conservatory at Hidcote.


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