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ants

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:32

I used a ring of vaseline round the bottom of a cherry blossom to stop ants farming aphids. It worked for a while until the ants started by passing the vaseline ring on plants which were growing close by. Cut back any plants at the base of the tree or touch it, ants can be very determined critters.

They are back

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 21:32

I killed one on Sunday, couldn't believe it, never had them in the garden before. No where near the lilies though, it was crawling up the side of a raised bed near to mooli seedlings. It was orange and dropped onto the soil, black on the underside so it must have been a lilly beetle

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 23:54

We had a cracking day.

Didn't open the plastic GH either until I got home, I'm currently germinating stuff in there, with the heat, everything is germinating really quickly but the light and cooler evenings seem to be stopping stuff from getting leggy.   

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 21:05

Thank you for the warm welcome back, happy gardening. I'm painting tomorrow  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 19:36

Evening everyone,

I'm back online, the computer crashed about 2 weeks ago, just after I posted I was going to take a break, perhaps it was a blessing in disguise. Contemplated getting a laptop but the choice was huge, couldn't decide which to get so had the hard drive repaired instead. Hadn't realised how much time was spent in the evenings on the computer, I've had loads of free time. Garden has had lots of attention with the longer evenings.   

...and I've been so fed up waiting for the weather to warm up so started painting and decorating indoors, the basement is currently getting a white over and I've started cycling again.

Not caught up with all the postings, have I missed anything. There seem to be lots of new posters.

Nice to be back

I finally got an invite to be with the in crowd but rather like the out crowd

BEES

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 19:57

Will check out the bee friendly sites but saw my first bumble bee in the garden at the weekend. Was so pleased, there were about 4 different species last year.

 

Nearly the weekend ;-)

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 18:47

...smug smile... had 5 days left of AL from last year so took two Fridays off, including today and have a week following the May bank holiday off work

Added bonus, weather today was cracking here in the NW

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:41

A nice sunny day here, blue skies and white cloud with no wind.

Plastic GH is full to bursting with germinating seeds. Mooli's enjoying the cool weather, sown only last week, several rows of seedlings have come up, under glass in a raised bed. Trying three different varieties this year, going for different colours...red, white and black.    

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 21:21

Evening all. Home late this evening so just catching up on things.

Ever so pleased, just checked the heated propagator and all but one cucumber seed has come up. Have sown courgettes and squash this evening. Thinking ahead, does anyone know how you would cook spagetti squash.

Some of the plants which were potted up yesterday have gone over to damping off, should have waited till their roots were a bit more developed, some were still very tiny, never mind patience is a virtue, will wait longer before potting up the next batch. 

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:32

I've some very dainty dwarf tulips which came into flower today. Not at all like your traditional tulips, leaves are the same but flower heads are more a cross between a daff and tulip without the sticking out bit on daffs. They've produced 1 - 3 flower heads per stem. 

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