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Provado vine weevil killer & fish!!!!!!

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 18:53

Thank you both for your advice.

As soon as we saw the mixture had gone into the pond, which in all honesty didn't look that much, we poured clean water onto it and swished it around to disperse it because we thought the same as you Alina that it would possibly lessen the effect of any adverse effects if spread over the whole pond. I think my other half was trying to make me feel better by saying not much had gone in in relation to the size of the pond. I'm still pretty angry with my self for doing such a stupid, stupid thing but one thing is for sure....I'll be keeping a close eye on the pond and if I see any fish floating on the top I'm leaving home  in the meantime I'm going on a googling quest! 

Provado vine weevil killer & fish!!!!!!

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 17:30

I've been treating my pots with vine weevil killer and I stupidly drenched one pot which was stood on the paving by the pond and inevitabley the mixture came through the drainage holes and into the pond. As soon as I realised what I'd done I moved the pot pushed as much of the mixture as I could away from the pond but some did go in there. I still can't believe I was so stupid!!!!!!

Is there anything we can do? Will the outcome be as bleak as I imagine? The pond and fish are my husbands pride and joy and I'm afraid my gardening days could well be over before they've properly started if anything happens to his beloved fish.

Any advice would be gratefully received


Help what's happened to my Tomatoes?

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 16:38
Italophile wrote (see)

Another thought. Unless, of course, it actually gets cold in the conservatory during the day. If there's sunlight available in the bathroom it might be better.

Ok they're all potted on & they look pretty healthy actually. I've considared all your advice and I think they'll probably be better in the bathroom as the warmth is fairly constant & there's lots of light (it gets the sun all day) & i'm thinking if my son doesn't go into the conservarory every day, which is a possibility,  the poor seedlings could very well frazzle. So thank you for your help and I'll let you know if they survived when I return.

Cheers Anna

Help what's happened to my Tomatoes?

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 10:00

Thank you Italophile I'll do that today. 

So once I've potted them on I understand about the need for as much light as possible so where should I keep them....

In the conservatory where they have lots of light but the heat can fluctuate greatly and very quickly depending on the weather (it gets like a hot house when its sunny) 

Or I'm thinking probably the bathroom is the best place. It's very light but not too hot and the heat stays at a more constant temp. 

Help what's happened to my Tomatoes?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 07:53

After originally thinking I'd killed my tomatoe plants I replaced the lid and left them alone for a few days. I've just checked them and it seems quite a few of them have survived although the leaves are quite small and they don't look quite as strong as they did. So....

I go away on holiday this week for 2 weeks and I have to leave them at the mercy of my son to look after. Should I pot them on before I go or leave them covered in the seed tray? 

Am I just clutching at straws here or is it worth giving them more time? 


Posted: 21/04/2012 at 07:38

This is happening to mine too. Any suggestions why?

Help what's happened to my Tomatoes?

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 19:10

I'm attemplting to grow tomatoes for the first time, money maker & baby bell.

I've kept them covered in the conservatory out of direct sunlight and they have developed their second leaves.

As I understand it's at this point they should be uncovered???? Which I did today and after a few hours I noticed the leaves have shrivelled. 

I wondered if they have had a chill because it was really hot in the conservatory so I left the door open & opened the windows. Have I killed them? 

when to take fuschia cuttings

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 18:57

I took some cuttings from my Fuschia last summer and left them to root in water before potting them. They are growing really well but I'm not sure they'll be in full bloom this year but I don't mind waiting!

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 08:01

I'm here too and what a relief! Don't know what I'd have done if I hadn't found that everyone had made the switch over to here. 

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