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Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 11:28

Thanks Verdun - yes, I recall your being one of the few provado promoters on here 

Whilst i wouldn't rule it out, especially if it saves plants ( I am fearing that the grubs are currently active, rather than overwintering, because it has been so mild), I am worried about the effect on the beds long-term.

Does provado stay in the plant for months after use, or not?

I don't really know the answer and googling it hasn't given me much info either.

Some of my plants are also herbs and many plants are in open soil, alongside many plants which are attractive to pollinators.

My greatest fear is that provado may remain in the plants or the soil long-term and work its way into the plant structure, thus harming pollinators months ahead.

If you or anyone could tell me that that doesn't happen, the I'd use it too 

Plant ID please

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 13:51

 too true, punk.

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 13:51

Yes, thanks for the soil info though - guess I could shove a thermometer in there!

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 12:08

 thanks Edd.

I'm hoping the grubs are still overwintering...but given the mild winter we've had so far, I'm not so sure...

Advice required

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 12:05

Oooooh Babs, a massive blank canvas to get your teeth into - how exciting! There are free garden design programs online now, that you can play with to see what sort of designs you may like. 

Try http://www.gardendesignpro.co.uk/acatalog/free_garden_design_software.html

amongst others.

Agree that the best thing is also to browse books, magazines, websites...can give you loads of ideas. 

Visit gardens too (RHS to a great membership), as well as parks and anywhere with a bit of green - write down what you like the look of and take photos. You can ID things later on.

As iGrow says, ask next door about their garden - find out what exposure yours has, what the soil is like etc - really important for deciding what will grow best and thrive, rather than thrashing it out with plants that may be unhappy in a particular spot or soil.

Go to garden centres as well, just to look at plants you may like and read the labels!  I used to do that loads and also chat to the more knowledgeable plant staff, who gave me tips and advice.

Above all, don't expect for a minute that you'll create your dream garden in one season and leave it that way. It takes time, loads of mistakes and lots of love and attention. It's a process, rather than a task to be finished. And above all, it's loads of fun - so enjoy!

 

Plant ID please

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 11:56

I love daisies...

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 11:54

I know I should probably be patient and wait 'til March, but I know the little bu**ers are out there and am itching to get some nematodes now!

It says the temp. needs to be 5 degrees C - do they mean in the ground, or the air temp? And is that at night?

We're currently hovering around the 5 degree mark at night, here in London.

Any thoughts much appreciated, as I need to get the large pack (£29 - ouch) and don't want to waste it. Thanks.

rhubarb

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:38

I have Raspberry Red in pots. Doesn't need forcing. Great cropper and gives us a good crumble right up to the first frosts 

What is this plant/shrub?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:36

www.plantsforshade.co.uk good for shade lovers incl sarcococca.

 

What is this plant/shrub?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:35

Definitely Sarcococca.

i have a cutting of one with precisely 5 flowers on it and it smells divine!

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