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Vine Weevil

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 18:42

Thanks for all that information everyone! Has anyone used nematodes, and if so, did it work?


Vine Weevil

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 17:23

Hi all! I have just emptied a trough and found many vine weevil grubs in it. I have been checking the soil and squishing any grubs I found this afternoon (quite theraputic!). It seems a shame to throw away the soil and I was planning on spreading it on an empty bed that won't be planted up till the end of May. Is this a great way to spread the problem around my garden, or are they likely to be eaten or die before I use the soil again?

Many thanks 


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:38

Morning all! I am taking your advice and cutting my sweetpeas back to about the fourth pair of leaves today as they are looking a little straggly. Would you wait till new, bushy growth is seen before planting out or will they be ok if I get on and plant them out today straight after pinching out?


Pruning old box hedge

Posted: 16/12/2012 at 13:10

Pruning old box hedge

Posted: 16/12/2012 at 12:46

Hi all!

I have a box hedge that was originally trained into balls, but sadly has been left without pruning for about two years. Is it still possible to prune them back to the ball structure, and if so when should I attempt it?


Poorly pansies

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 11:23

Oh dear - sounds like it's not worth trying with these and I'll put it down to experience! Thank you Busy-Lizzie

Poorly pansies

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 08:46

We bought some reject winter pansies yesterday to nurse back to health and then plant out, but realised once we had got them home that the leaves have small black spots on them. Does anyone know if this is a show-stopper or if it is cosmetic only?

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December planting

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Recommended Brands

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mystery chrysalis

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Compost making

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leaf attack 
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Vine Weevil

Re-using soil 
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Pruning old box hedge

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Poorly pansies

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