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Vine Weevil Grubs

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 13:34

A few years ago, I had a pot inside a container without drainage. It was under the gutter which overflowed during heavy rain and the plant was completely submerged. The vine weevil grubs had all floated up to the surface and died... When I discovered it I emptied the water and drained the plant and it survived. So it may be worth a go.


Tonight's visitor.........

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 23:24

Even the pic sends me ***** My Mum always said "If you want to live and thrive, let a spider run alive" We have had a few biggies over the last few days... Yesterday, awoke, saw something above the curtains (no glasses)   Got up earlier than usual... OH caught in a glass and let free. It was huge....I could not sleep with that in the bedroom... I know they do good... But really can't overcome my fear, although better than it was.


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 00:55

I hope the pain eases and you get a decent night. Sleep well.



Posted: 14/09/2015 at 20:52

I planted them in large pots, I planted 5 bulbs in I think possibly 7 ltr (not sure, the ones you buy shrubs in. I mixed a good quality compost with a bit of sharp sand. Hope this helps.

what does your garden mean to you

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 22:49

I had to leave my lovely garden after nurturing creating for 25 years... I read on here (or somewhere) a garden is only borrowed for the time you are there..... How true. I recently revisited to a neighbours party, it's their garden now... I am doing my best where I am now. Gardening has always been my sanctuary.   


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 22:41

I bought these last year, planted into pots and kept in the greenhouse over winter .. Nothing showed until about May. I sunk some pots into the border, kept some just in pots, They have been fantastic, a super plant that flowers for ages and fragrant too. My plan is to lift the pots in the ground (I have given then a foliar feed) Dry and keep frost free over the winter.  I would lift them, pot them up and keep somewhere sheltered for the winter. My Grandson knocked off all of the flowering shoots on one pot, as well.  Kids eh! Don't we just love 'em . 

Lupin Aphid

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 22:41

My experience is that once you have had them, they seem to recur each year. However, if you spot them early in the year and deal with them in whichever was suits your way of gardening, you can still have a stunning display. Good luck.

Japanese onions

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 19:51

I planted 'sets'  last October. Had a really good crop but they really don't store well. Good luck.

Sowing seeds indoors in Sept?

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 21:10

It's not the heat it's the light levels, that would cause lots of seedlings to probably wilt and die, or become so leggy they will never perform. You could sow a few winter pansies now to plant outside a bit later. Good luck.

ant nests in lawn

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 18:52

The boiling water and bleach will probably kill the lawn as well. I just mow over the mounds. Not really a problem.

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