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Talkback: 10 ways to deter carrot root fly

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:15

Hotspur....fleece is useless if carrot fly is already in your soil.  Nematodes then fleece. It will work.  Onions and carrots side by side is how I do it.    Parsley too near onions.

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:13

I found it a sulky ...sickly...plant though 


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:11

Wintersong, put these guys out of their misery.....pleeeeeeeeeeeease 

clearly you are in demand here.  


Can I plant these out now?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:09

Andy, how big are these plants?  If they are small there is no advantage to planting out now. 

Dead Lawn

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:07

Spring sowing will be much more successful chobfnart.  

I know I drone on about leatherjackets but they are one of the main causes of lawn destruction, including newly sown. 

Resow and feed in spring 


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:04

Beautiful day here.  Warm sunshine. No wind. Dry.  

Hazel, a light trim for now.  Hard in spring.  Your honeysuckle is likely to be damaged if you hard prune now despite the fact it is a hardy plant. 

Out of season growth

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 07:15

There will be flowers Nut but less than usual I think.  Perhaps usual late spring stuff will flower earlier; ditto summer flower 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 07:12

Looking good Pat 


Posted: 08/01/2016 at 07:10

Mornng everyone

dry, colder but enjoyable walk with Spike 

Punkdoc, a conciliatory letter to your neighbours....."find a way to co exist"..???   There are times when, although it goes against the grain, I decide to make the peace.  Any chance with your neighbours? 


Out of season growth

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 22:30

LeifUK, I have cannas still flowering with new buds opening. loads of camelias,azaleas, rhodos about to flower. 

the new year flower count shows we all have as much flowering now as in summer.  The first frosts will change all that and make for a less colourful spring 

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Nice gesture but maybe more?

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How ruthless???

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Just to tease Ladybird

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