Moonlit Hare

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Ants in vegetable bags

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 16:46

Hi Bex,

I asked the same question about my peas, I was after a companition plant. I always feel a little easier if theres a natural to fix things, and had a reply back to say that they had managed to move on the ants by planting mint next to the peas.

(my appologies I can't remember who the reply was from, which is shocking because it was only this morning!)

They didn't say what sort of mint I'm assuming peppermint. Worth a try I recon. The only thing is Mint will rampage, so for my last 2 houses I've been really careful to keep it in a pot.

The ants will just move somewhere else but I suppose as long as it's not next to your veg patch you'll be ok.

the ants have been at my peas

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 09:44

Fantastic! thats just the answer I needed!

I'm plant shoping this weekend so I'll pick up some planters too, the peas are on the back edge of my plot with a sleeper used for banking in the soil so I'll stick a couple on the top there. I was trying to work out where I could pop some mint anyway, I love just whipping out and nipping off some leaves to make tea with.

Was there any variety in particular you used... I quite like peppermint and spearmint...

the ants have been at my peas

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 22:12
Does anyone know any companion plants to keep the ants off my pea seedlingd please?

Caster "tree"

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 20:31

Well thats a bit of a relief! Thanks pam I'd hate to loose it it adds something a bit different to the front


Posted: 22/05/2012 at 20:19

We have a beast on the side of our wall and the trunk at the base is about 10 inches thick at least! the problem is we have sparrows and thrush nesting in there so we need to wait for the chicks to leave

We've hacked out a chunk at the base which has slowed the growth big time and them we're going to cover the exposed bits with jays fluid in the hope it will kill off the root too... we've no other plants near by. and then finally we're going to have a bbq and invite all the friends and family around to help us pull it down!

Caster "tree"

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 19:28

Sorrt forgot to add it's in a sheltered spot but gets morning sun south facing against 2 walls and is about 7ft (ish) tall

Caster "tree"

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 19:27

We've inherited a caster tree which when we moved in was quite healthy, it's fruited, much to Bob the Blackbirds delight. However it now seems to be turning from a beautiful glossy green to dayglow yellow and shedding it's leaves.... is this normal?

New gardener new raised bed

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 09:29

Yes.... thats the sort of thing my dog would do!

Which Witch Hazel!

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 16:43

Hi there, I was looking for some recomendations, I've had a look on the plant finder and the one I really like is the Orange Peel one!

I'm a bit worried it might grow too much. does anyone know of any "dwarf" or at least smaller varitites, Orange peel can grow up to 4m or alternatively does anyone know if thhey are easy to keep in check?

New gardener new raised bed

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 15:02

Hi Sinevegas,

Don't get disheartened, I'm a born again gardener (I had no garden of my own for nearly 5 years.... long story!) but this is the 1st year I've grown any veg, everything was a bit late going in because of when we moved. We're on caly and we've had the same problem with the slugs and they wiped out my beetroot so I replanted and they are doing ok this time. I do confess to Organic slug pellets on the cells to give them a head start.

I've got containers which aren't very big, (old recycling boxes that have a bit of a crack in the bottom but don't tell the council!) with carrots just popping through, thought the depth might stop the carrot fly but we'll see! and we've just got some cheap clingfilm to go over them and stuck a couple of holes in in case it rains so it doesnt get weighted down. then we just roll it back on the roll when we're done.... ok sometimes we chuck it if its really squished up!

one thing I do know is that it feels great when you raise anything from seed, I've done herbs before, it's good for your soul!

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