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The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 23:55

Sooty, has the ground you are losing plants in been recently converted from a lawn?  lawn pests remain to wreak havoc for a,year or two.  Leaving the ground turned and open to the birds helps


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 23:50

sorry Ed.   Cornwall is near freezing, a bit wet and blowing a gale.  However, enjoy Edd 

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 20:42

Thanks for that info Bewitched. so some optimism then.

deliberately grown more bee friendly plants this year...agastaches for example have been swamped by bees.


Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:46

Out of curiosity Bee witched, are bee colonies still declining?  This past summer and early autumn I have seen a lot of bees, maybe more than in previous years


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:04

Wot u like hosta?  Yes,,of course.  Goes without saying   Ha ha 

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:02

truly nothing Dyers End. someone said swearing or cursing.....that really didnt merit such drastic nanny state action.  

I'm just concerned this might set a precedent where one person .....not involved....can have 2 threads removed.  It was unnecessary and heavy handed 

anyway, one hopes this wont happen again.  We need to be able to debate freely 

maybe now we can move on folks .  

Thyme and sedum - plant them out now?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 18:10

Yes I would Steve.   Hey!  That is good value 


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 18:01

Hosta just enjoy the time off then 

Thyme and sedum - plant them out now?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:54

I would pot up individually Steve.   Roots are still growing even now. I would fleece them and leave in sheltered spot.  Thymes and sedums are pretty tough but potted up will be so much better in spring.

reminds me to start....again....with some alpine growing.  Where is Woodgreen Wonderboy when you need him?  He has quite a lot I believe.

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:49

Shock to the system late this afternoon.  Real feeling of COLD.  Strong wind across the sea.  Winter is beginning to bite. 

Put more mulch down bark chips......where a dozen or so hellebores will soon emerge, a couple of H Niger are flowering and daffs already several cms tall.  Shortest  day in 4 weeks and then the days lengthen towards summer.  How's that for optimism? 


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