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Bees and Butterflies

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Ladybirds may have been late in hatching.  See this article from this site's home page.

 

Bugblaster spray

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 09:59

No need to apologise! 

From what I read on the website it's not a strong spray.  It's just designed to get in and spray the bugs off any surface, top or bottom in any orientation.  Needs to be used quite often, but has the advantage you're also watering the plant!

 

 

Morrison's Wild Flower mixes

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 09:55

Not sure!  A quick look on google shows most have seperate petals.  Mine has petals which seem continuous.  Not the right term, but they are not distinctly seperate.

Thanks, anyway.

 

Bugblaster spray

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 19:23

Exactly, and the site says it doesn't kill the aphids just washes them off.  And as they made a right mess of my Clematis with the sticky residue they leave, and it's likely to turn into mildew if left, good riddance to them.

I don't spray with pesticides, and pick off the rose slugs (Sawfly larvae) eating lots of leaves on my roses.

I have seen very few ladybirds this year.  So they're not around to eat the aphids, which is what would have happened to them anyway.

Morrison's Wild Flower mixes

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 19:16

Thanks again, nutcutlet, you're a real star!

Morrison's Wild Flower mixes

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 14:32

Can't edit that last post, and the comments I made for the pics haven't appeared.

First photo:  Leaf like Nigella but flowers are in clusters of small ones.

Second & Third: Think this is a weed, several of them.

Morrison's Wild Flower mixes

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 14:28

Now that one is in a pot with a potted up Bleeding Heart.  New compost used.  It can't have been in the compost, it's been used for all sorts of plants.

Some more pics, some I highly suspect are weeds.  Bear with me here, these are ones I've not seen before in the garden!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28313.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28314.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28315.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

Morrison's Wild Flower mixes

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 13:32

The Thorn Apple is a weed, highly toxic and thought to be a contaminant of Bird Seed, according to this RHS page.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=536

So it's coming out, wearing gloves.

It's the only one in the garden and I've never seen it before!

Morrison's Wild Flower mixes

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 13:27

Thanks folks, very helpful, appreciated!

I've found the photocopies of the seed packets, which we'd mixed together.  One was Wild Flowers, the other Butterfly & Bee mix.  Soon after sowing the next door neighbour left his fish pond filling with the hose on for two days, flooding the bottom of my garden where the wild flower meadow is.  I guess some seed perished and the rest got moved around.  Strange because some seems clumped in one spot!

We bought 2 boxes of each last year, saving one of each for this year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28310.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Bugblaster spray

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 11:37

Saw this, sold in the US, as a "green" bug control.   It's a jet, usually fitted to a long lance, with a circular 360 degree spray pattern.  Called the Bug Blaster, it only seems to be available in the US. 

http://www.thebugblaster.com/instructions.html

Anyone know if it's available in the UK?  If not seems to me it'd sell well!

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Bugblaster spray

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