Jess is in the Garden

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Posted: 25/09/2012 at 13:39

I was wondering if anyone knew whether there is any point in using nematodes now, if I am not sure whether vine weevil is present or not?

We had an infestation last Spring and the nematodes wiped out the weevil.

If there are no larvae in ths soil, do the nematodes just die off, because they have nothing to eat, or do they stick around for a while?

Thank you!

Mexican Orange Blossom

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 16:32

Thanks Dove - shall do!

Mexican Orange Blossom

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:51

thanks Christopher - great advice

Orange flowers

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:45

another vote for orange French marigolds and geums here

Aftercare of geums

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:40

thanks Berghill - I guess i ought to just be happy it flowered as much as it did


green pond

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:36

Have you tried some algae eating fish?


Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:35

Good luck - let us know how it goes! Mine has had a heavy whack of seaweed a couple of days ago, plus several waterings...we'll see

Mexican Orange Blossom

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:33

Hi Daintiness - thanks

It's about 80cm tall I think and almost as wide- beautiful plant.

I intend to leave it in peace and see what happens next year, but was also wondering if i ought to be cutting it back a bit or not? Would that encourage it to flower at all?


Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:29

Toads! How lovely.

Wish I had space for a pond too  and have only had a couple of frogs which love the dampness in one area of my garden.


Mexican Orange Blossom

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:27

...I just wanted to know if this is normal?

It's very healthy, had a great flush of new, fresh green leaves in the Spring and has gained a lot in size this year.

Planted n May 2011, ordinary soil, mainly compost and a little original heavier clay soil, in raised bed with an acer, a rose and some herbaceous perennials.

Not so much as a sign of a flower.

Am I doing something wrong or is it just time and maybe not so much rain as this year?

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