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Vine Weevil Grubs

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 17:45

Never experienced that Philippa.  Used at correct dosage this should not happen.  I use on heucheras and primulas and fuschias in the garden and pelargoniums,,azaleas,,rhodos in pots. all flower as normal.

agree with not "drowning" at this time of year.  Pots will not dry out and struggle over winter.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 16:46

Good place to put people you don't like Hosta.  

Got a garage pit and similar thought has occurred. 

got email re John Lewis /Waitrose partnership card. think I'll join.  Maybe get a camera like yours Hosta 


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 15:59

Hosta. Not a great day but at least a good excuse for a beer or two.  Life goes like that sometimes.  Prob you will have a run of good luck soon 

had a phone call today from someone who used to be a friend...talks now like he is! Hate that.   And a visit from someone who defo is not a friend.....called to see my niece actually.  We go through the motions don't we?  "hey!  Good to see you.long time no see...."  and all the time grimacing through my teeth.  (I guess I don't like some people ). 

ah well!  Rain has arrived.  Misty stuff but still rain.  The momentum to "tidy" is generating apace now.  Moving some stuff to get other plants in and visualise how they will be next year.  

Runny,,a nice blue conifer . Bowles golden grass will set it off perfectly 


Vine Weevil Grubs

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 13:10

Lordsworth, you will usually need to treat twice a year....autumn and spring defeat VW.  

Drowning would be a cheap solution so I too would be interested in replies.  Doubt it will work though 


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 12:52

Not so sunny but dry and warm and pleasant. 

Lily pilly.....a biggish garden, not huge, and space for plants is challenging.  However, I like to feel I am adding quality plants that are different and desirable.  pinching more of the lawns and veg patch helps    It's an obsession though, isn't it?  Must have thing? 

Hosta, great camera.  £42?  Thought I was good at haggling but that is a bargain . Always nice to have new toys though 

hachonechloa came today.  Potted on ...they will grow more quickly plant out in spring exactly where I want them.  


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 08:11

Gloriously sunny here Panda 


Posted: 03/11/2015 at 07:29

Hello forkers

not sunny here yet but looking fine. 

Plant delivery today 

Sarcoccoa confusa

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 19:42

Ah Victoria, I know where you are at there.  I have a few plants to plant or reposition but just one is causing a hold up in the chain.  Always happens but then a moment of inspiration and of I go.  Yes Victoria a "gap". 


Posted: 02/11/2015 at 19:22

Oh, my second residence like? 

Thanks times a lot of pain and discomfort.  Lots of painkillers.  But she had lots of pain with regular tonsillitis anyway. 


Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:57

Cornwall has had the "best of the weather in the country today". Says our weatherman.   Yippee!

(best of the weather tomorrow is in Scotland Fairy....not fair )


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