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VINE WEEVIL NEMATODES

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 21:05

When I click on the said link it brings me to here

VINE WEEVIL NEMATODES

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 20:56

Ok I'm not sure, it's just they were included in a link in on this site about neo-nicotinoids.

VINE WEEVIL NEMATODES

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 20:37

Not ever used nemaodes, seems to me they are just like any other pesticides but just used underground. From the little I know they contain neo-nicotinoids, which I don't think are a good thing for the food chain as a whole as too Provado

Cheap seeds

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:25

thanks, there are some really good deals out there

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:20

Hiya Sam, I've done something similar with the verbena seeds but in a different way if that makes sense. I chilled the seeds in the fridge for 2 weeks, sowed the seeds, lightly covered them in compost so they are in  the dark and they are now on the window sill indoors. Not grown them before so it's very much a case of wait and see, I think they may take a long time to geminate so will keep them for a while.

Bedding plants

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 21:31

I'm one of those of those early sowers but I would have to agree it's probably too early to start bedding plants. It really does depend on where you live and the weather condtions and it is only February so we can all be struck with cold, snow and hard frosts. I wouldn't bother with the cost of heating a greenhouse.

Having said that I've geminated lobelia indoors and are now in the cold frame as an experiment. They were free seeds so nothing lost if they fail

"My Reviews"

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 21:07

I've just checked, me too

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 20:51

Hi all, I do find the larkspurs and delphs a bit tricky to grow from seed, not sure why but they seem to have their own clock and no matter what coaxing you do they seem to be on their own time scale. I've got some plants that I've overwintered ( a first for me) think I sowed them straight off the plant last summer. Last year  I abandoned some larkspur seeds,used the soil for something else and to my surprise, up popped 2 larkspurs.

I chilled my verbena seeds in the fridge for a couple of weeks and have sown them,but so far nothing, will leave them be and see what happens. Not grown them before and I have been put off previously about the whole chilling thing.

Good news Sam about the second greenhouse

 

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 21:38

Thanks galest for the warning about the spikes, added bonus that they are good for the pollinators. I too struggle with weeds so I tend not to direct sow into the ground but I might chuck some in pots outside and see what happens

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 21:21

Good news cairnsie, I'm sure they will be ok. The great thing about these plants is that you can sow them from Autumn through to late Spring and you still get flowers

Discussions started by hollie hock

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09

Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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