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Ants and My Strawberries!!!

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 22:12


Ants could well be the problem but they can't cut through the skin so something else such as birds would have had to cut the skin first but as soon as its open anything could munch at it (ants). Straw is agood idea to raise the bed and it stops slugs and snails (they might be the problem). Also to stop birds you could put a net down with small holes (so the birds feet don't get trapped in the net as well as it stop birds actually still getting in the net). For the ants you could apply ant powder down and refresh every now and then.

I hope you've found this useful!

Whitecurrant and Blackcurrants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 20:35
Exactly like that Sotongeoff! Thanks for your help

Whitecurrant and Blackcurrants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 19:01

The leaves on my whitecurrant had horrid red indentations on their leaves and it has spread to my blackcurrants. I asked my neighbour what was wrong and he said "Aphids is the problem here" but i need a solution to stop the aphids on the blackcurrnats as it put the whitecurrant at serious risk.  

Help with chilli plant growing

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:55

'Solution' highlight the website address given above> right click> then click either 'Open Link' or Open Link with New Tab

Help with chilli plant growing

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:50

Try this 'Solution' reply if this helps 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:40

Quite mild in the Sussex with a lot of cloud cover, i went on BBC Weather and they say rain at about 11pm tonight


Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:33

Thanks for your support Bookertoo, I will try and get out in the garden tommorow and put a net up or i might just use organic slug pellets

Baby lettuce plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:21

Yes, thats a great idea Kathy! My friend has done that recently and they are perfectly happy. But always remember with lettuce water them often so then they don'y bolt


Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:14

I have a fair few strawberry plants and in previous years they have been eaten by ants birds and slugs and this year i want to stop the problem! 

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