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Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:35

Skimmias at this time of year attract plenty of bees.  From mid summer agastaches ( the humming bird plant)  are great for bees and butterflies.

keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:04

The only sure fire way is to sown indoors and plant out when the peas are 3 or 4" high, when the seed has just have disappeared.  

I tried all the recommendations in the past but this works.  

Perrienrals

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:02

Agree about the mpc.  They seem worse every year now.  I have mixed in my own sieved soil with mpc....this was done primarily to deter vine weevil as an experiment.  Think it worked to an extent so john innes is a good addition.

Leather jackets

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:56

Nice fried too 

Leather jackets

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:38

Mark,,no not too late for nematodes.  Just getting to right time to use them.

Strange behaviour

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:37

Clearly it is not the pot.  If you swapped them over and same thing happened.  

I suspect animal ...fox perhaps, a cat?......causing urine damage. It may look untidy but try a mesh surround/screen overnight for few nights.

I had damage by my front door years ago by a cat jumping/sleeping on it overnight.  I put a circle of clematis mesh around it for week or so and this was sufficient to break the cat's routine.  

Peach leaf curl

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:28

Not everything is because of each leaf curl Lottolearn.  Without leaves there will not be leaf curl

Wait a little while yet.  a friend has a peach thaf is only just shooting yet mine ....2......are showing fruits.  

Is compost wet? It prob got saturated during the winter.  Does tree seem firm in the pot?  Not loose or "wobbly"?  Any sign of vine weevils?

What to do after daffs?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:21

Morning Caral, a dose of fertiliser.....granular organic like fish old n bone r chicken pellets would be advisable too.  Maybe consider achillea too there....they do well in impoverished soil, grow quickly and vigorously.  Nice feathery foliage and long flowering

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:12

Hello forkers

Damp, overcast and grey 

Helston Flora Day today.....so it's wet.  I might look in later,but it's so congested over there.  Supposed to be drier after lunch.

clarington, weekend is only one more day after today so chin up 

MrsG, glad ??ou are,looking forwarwro work today.  

Oh, come on Orchid Lady....you know ??ou will take the kids in 

Overnight rain has boosted growth and, although would have preferred another sunny day, it all looks fresh, green and clean out there.  

Peach leaf curl

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 23:52

Epsom salts is not harmful to humans....wIll not damage,leaves or fruit.

Feed with fish blood n bone Beechtree.  Or seaweed spray.  But Epsom salts is a feed in itself.

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