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update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 20:53

make sure you dilute jeyes properly. i used it to wash our stables out and the dog went in the water it caused horendous chemical burns. it is brilliant stuff but if it gets on the fur of animals it can do some real harm. I hate cats in the garden too so use it diluted as even thoughh I dont like cats i would not want them to be hurt


Posted: 17/05/2013 at 20:48

I would spray it with a strong root killing weedkiller first so the plant takes it in and kills the roots. You will never be able get every liitle piece of root out, there wiill always be roots etc under the ground waiting to sprout again. If you give the weedkiller a few weeks to work first it will hopefully stop any regrowth. Also it will make it easier to eventually dig out as the roots will be weak and starting to rot.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 20:43

B&Q have got buy 1 get 1 free on bedding this weekend and other offers if you are member of their club. I bought some reduced hostas 60p each in Poundstretchers this week and all have sprouted really strongly. They looked a bit sickly in the bag so I was quite surprised when i went into the greenhouse today. I am going back tomorrow to see what else they have reduced

My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 20:36

they need plenty of warmth and light to sprout. prehaps put them in a pot and place on sunny windowsill for a week or so 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 20:32

Just come in from the garden gone a bit chilly here in south wales. been a lovely day here. Been out for a ride on my horse this afternoon. Amazed how green everything has got in a few days. Back in the garden this evening i have rescued most of the tulips which have had a battering with the wind and rain i have little cane supports everywhere! most have survived but had to bring a few in to put in vase. Greenhouse had a bit of a tidy and turned the heater down to just frost protection setting. it is looking a bit of a jungle but hopefully I can get some plants out in the garden over weekend. i think i need better shelving in there for next year prehaps 2 tiers. It is only a 6ft hexagonal greenhouse but i have filled it to bursting point this year.Anybody know where i can get stuff to fit hexangonal gh

Sawfly and willow trees

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:46

I get bad problems with sawflies too.they attacked gooseberries, roses, dahlias last year. I have just bought grow your own nematodes from the nemaslug company. They say that they are meant to do sawflies. dont knownif they will work but only cost about a fiver so thought I would give it a try. I used nemaslug last year with great success.

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:23

It also smells of faeces or vomit which is how it attracts moths etc!.

It doesn't come under the illegal to remove types, included in CITES etc I checked that first only the theft act if you do not have permission from the landowner or own the land. But it is staying where it is as the smell gets strong in the evening. I was blaming the local sewerage works! Lol

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:04

Briliant dovefromabove thanks for the link

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:01

Many thanks dovefromabove. I think I may dig up one ( there are loads) to put in my shady border as they look so unusual

any idea what it is

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:50


Hi  have found a clump of these plants in my local wood any idea what it is. Big heart shaped leaves and almost a peace lily shaped flower but not as pretty

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