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I hate vine weevils!

Posted: Yesterday at 17:19

Thanks Bob, that's  a relief because I have put a hand full in every pot of bulbs to flower in the summer.i only saw them when it was too late.

I hate vine weevils!

Posted: Yesterday at 16:56

Hi gardeners, you seem to be up on the knowledge of vine weevils. Can you tell me if these are they. They we're living in a bag of 6 X manure. Hopefully they are maggots. Thanks

Toad spawn

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 21:11

THank you, The Helpfull H. I don't have newts but the pond is now full of froglets  again. Frogs keep my hostas free of holes but it would be sad not to see toads again. Let's hope for a quick recovery.

Toad spawn

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 20:50

Pansyface, thanks for the info, it seems as though there will be no toads for me now. Glad I haven't had your experience. That's life! Or otherwise.

Toad spawn

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 20:17

No toad spawn in my pond.  Has anyone in Devon got any yet. I hear that there is a 30% reduction in the numbers, have we an expert to advise what is going on please.

Plant which has the most impact on gardening and the plant which has started your passion, according to you.

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 11:02

The ROSE, single in the hedge rows, the big cover all rambler, delicious scent of the hybrid perpetuals, it's a never ending love story.

Gardeners' World

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 10:53

Carol Klein was showing off the wonderful world of daffodils last night, when finished the flowering stem should be taken off at the base, does anyone know if that goes for hyacinths as well.  Love the program it's the highlight of the week, can't wait for the hour long one.

First butterfly of the year!

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 22:51

Verdun, now you have done it! I will be working out

a seven letter word that carries on with a four letter word, a five letter word that fits the former, the seven again, that fits with the next six, ending with lovely lepidopterists. No gardening for yonks!

Compost re-used

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 12:00

Thank you Dove, 

the compost is half john Innes no 3 and half multi purpose mixed. this will be its second year. This year I will water the lilies with liquid sea weed, and when they have flowered would like to take them out and give the compost a boost, and then replant straight away for next year. 

Does that sound ok?

Compost re-used

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 11:36

To all our experts - I need advise on the issue of compost.

having a small patio I keep it full of flowers by changing plant pots through the summer. LOts of flowering bulbs! 

After the bulbs have flowered Can I reguvenate the compost by removing the bulbs and adding blood fish and bone meal and  NPK. This is because it is cheaper and easier than carrying new bags of compost. Am I heading for failure?

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