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What tree to plant?i

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:55

Might explain any odd looks / smiles / winks you get from passers-by while pottering? 

environmental responsiblity

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:52


I would think that anyone storing and using creosote 10 years after it was banned from sale knows exactly what they are doing and couldn't give a stuff. I also doubt very much if anyone reading your message on THIS board would need to be reminded. 

What tree to plant?i

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:34

You know what they say about people who have Pampas Grass in their front gardens! 

vine weevil

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 13:25

You are right Verdun. I should have read the post more carefully. Bayer make a pesticide called Provado Ultimate Bug Killer, which has the same active ingredient as Provado Vine Weevil Killer, i.e. thiacloprid., in the same concentration, 9 grams per litre. they sell at around the same price, around £8 for 400ml.

Their Vine Weevil Killer used to use a very similar ingredient, imidacloprid, but the formula changed (they now call it vine Weevil Killer 2! I think it was in response to concerns about imidacloprid and bees. Imidacloprid is still used in their Lawn Grub Killer, and the thiacloprid products can be used instead, provided you do the maths and get the concentration right. There is a BIG saving. 

What tree to plant?i

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:36

Very few trees are that small, and your garden would have to be very small for a 6 foot tree to swamp it. There are lots of shrubs that would fit the bill.

You could grow a magnolia stellata, which is small and technically a tree.  

Lawn weeds

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:32

It should have started to make the foliage curl up by now, but it doesn't go yellow / brown lile glyphosate or path weedkiller.  Resolva Lawn Weedkiller is the right stuff, so give it a few days more. Selfheal is popping up everywhere right now, so maybe some have emerged after you treated. Check that some aren't showing signs of distress. 

What tree to plant?i

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:23

You've lost me on size, I'm afraid. What height (metres or feet) do you want it to reach?

Top soil needed

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:20

A local landscaper is your best bet, one that supplies turf, chippings, bark etc.. We have a local one.  It is expensive to ship over long distances so find someone close who stocks it. There are regional suppliers - google 'topsoil'. 

vine weevil

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:15

Figrat, the response would be the same either way. If it was an adult, it will have been laying eggs. Also, the active ingredient is absorbed in the leaves and kills insects that nibble them. 

vine weevil

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:11


And if you are careful with your ratios, you can also use it for Bayer Lawn Chafer Grub / Leatherjacket control, which comes as a powder in sachets but is teh same ingredient. . I worked out last year that it is around one tenth the cost oer square metre. 

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