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Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:33

Hiya Drywsdad

dont use that compost again.  Not just because of vime weevil but because fresh compost will be sterile and nutrient rich.  

I would not put on veg patch either but trays are good.  Spread the old compost and delight the birds.   I would eventually add to compost heap

Should I plant conifers now (Mid Jan) or wait for it to warm up

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:28

Peter,I would plant now too.  A windbreak netting could be erected too if it's esp windy there,

how about a holly down there instead of another conifer?  

First flower this year

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:24

Lovely SteveP

no idea  what variety your camellia is but it's looking good.  Sure someone will know

I have a few varieties in flower right now.  Some varieties will flower before xmas


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:15

Hope you paid doc a visit Panda?  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:33

Wintersong, Grace has more red in the purple leaves in summer and the leaves are larger so not just autumn colour.  I was sooooooo tempted by golden spirit has yellow foliage not green......too but I have so many yellow foliaged shrubs.  It looks good though, doesn't it?  Might get one to plant with eucalyptus gunnii

anyway Grace duly planted.


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:25

WUM is only successful if we let him/her wind us up.  Taken as written the post was meaningless.

it is so beautifully WARM here.  Just returned from a walk on the towans to the beach and the sun is wonderful.  It's overpowering the cold and it feels like spring in the bay (ST Ives..ish) with its own micro climate.   Different story when sun disappears but for now it's lovely

planted Cotinus Grace.   Chose space between pittosporum Irene Patterson and Cream Delight Phormium with mounded yellow/orange taxus in front.  Soil was dry and good to work and task completed in a few minutes.  It's a temptation to plant some more but I have other duties calling now


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:50

Hoping to plant Cotinus Grace today.  Site is available so just a matter of mixing in a little compost.  Prob 15 minute task.


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:48

Good morning everybody

Dry but not too cold........relatively anyway but colder even a few miles eastwards where ice is prevalent.  

Moving Bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 20:23

Ha ha salino.  We're always learning aren't we?

name of shrub

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:13

Lots of guesses without any pictures?  Could really be anything. 

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