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Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:56

As long as you put it out of reach, easier said than done I know, I've got a cat, it should be fine. Most of the stems are probably out of reach. The buddleia stems were quite high so you might be ok, best read the instructions though 

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:38

Hi Mark, I used something by Doff, I found it in my father-in-laws shed, don't know how old it was but it worked. It was labelled Ant Killer, also for cockroaches, earwigs and all crawling insects. I'm sure that there are a lot of products out there that will do the job. My only concern would be if it was to be used on anything that you might want to eat. I can't believe how far ranging those darn things were, they seemed to jump out from anywhere!

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 11:20

I found earwigs on my buddleia leaves, eaten completely, pot of strawberries, in the greenhouse, on my apples, especially where two apples are very close together. Oh, you name it they've been there. As I said, I used a powder puffed on the plants, it made a big difference.

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 19:40

Might be worth trying something specifically for earwigs. I tried a powder, sprayed on the leaves, it worked well, it was brilliant to see the new leaves forming.  Not sure about this time of year though, I don't know whether they hide in the winter.

Need help. Something eating all my plants

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 23:18

I was wondering if you have earwigs, I've had a big problem with them over the past couple of years in the garden and the greenhouse. They're difficult to spot and they're good at hiding. They do strip off a lot of the leaves and petals. Look out for them, they're an absolute nuisance. Good luck.

Leaving my garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 22:22

Good luck HH, I hope you love your new home, I feel quite envious!

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 21:30

Sounds interesting, pity they seem to think gardeners are watching tv at 9.30 on a Sunday morning!! I must try to record it, Gardeners World isn't as good as it used to be, not enough gardening information for me.

Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:58

Hi Tim, I'm no expert but there's always something that you can try. Do you want fruit and veg or flowers, or both? Rhubarb is easy, no fuss and we love runner beans. Grow things that you know will be wanted and if your plot is a good size, raspberries are good, and strawberries. Problem is, if you start looking at the catalogues, you'll be like a kid in a stoy shop, "want that, want that, want that", it's very addictive! Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Planting seeds in the greenhouse

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 21:50

hollie hock, I think that's me you're talking about in your last paragraph! Not so optimistic though after last year, such a lot of waste, and it didn't help that the rest of the year was so dismal! Never mind, never say die, although most of my tomatoes did. I've just bought some garlic, but it's so cold I just don't want to go out there at the moment. Hold me back someone!!

Talkback: Growing chillies from seed

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 19:13

We are often told that we should use seed that is properly produced and not to bother with seed that you get from supermarket fruit and veg, well kflockhart, you proved that it can work, so good luck, it's brilliant when you get such a good crop. Huntertony, I did that last year but because the weather suddenly got very cold most of my plants, tomatoes and chillis, died, I had nowhere to keep them and ended up with hardly anything, very disappointing, I hope you have better luck. I haven't had the heart to start sowing seeds yet.

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