Latest posts by figrat


Posted: 12/05/2012 at 10:55
I like the copper scourer idea. I've found the copper tape round pots to be very effective, but it is very expensive. I do use the wildlife friendly pellets sparingly but as another poster said, it's a constant battle. Some people go out at night with a torch and despatch them on sight.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 08:33's stopped raining here!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 18:05

@ Geoff - bring back some sunshine for us all please!

And to all - this has I must admit given me the heebie jeebies. Looks like we've got another pest on a lily beetle scale on its way.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 17:51

It has been grim for most of the day here. Forecast much better for tomorrow and weekend though.

Help Plant Ident

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 17:41

Might you find it in this website?

Damping off help

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 17:32

So would I, but wonder about the multiple sowing in a single pot. I always sow cucurbits singly in modules, though I know some people double up and then later remove the weakest seedling. Always seems a bit wasteful to me.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 09:15
Gloom mist and drizzle. But the birds are singing!

The wrong kind of birds

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 08:29
After two incidents of rats in my garden, I took the Pest Control man's advice and stopped putting food out for the birds on a regular basis. I did feel mean, but haven't noticed any difference in the amount or variety of birds that visit and nest here. I do leave a lot of seed heads etc for them, and if it is very bleak in the winter I put out a couple of fat balls. Oh, and no more rats!

Unknown beetle..

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 07:56
I think we'll all be on guard now! I wonder whether it might be worth you contacting the gc where you bought your rosemary, Brenda, and letting them know they have a potentially serious pest problem?

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