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  1. Englishgirlinbrazil

    Removing ant's nests... what happens next?

    Hello Yana. As I mentioned you just put a big squeeze of washing up liquid in your standard spray bottle and shake. You can also put a dash of hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol in to use on...
    Hello Yana. As I mentioned you just put a big squeeze of washing up liquid in your standard spray bottle and shake. You can also put a dash of hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol in to use on ants or aphids. It will not harm your plants. I used it on ants last week and also on my Brugmansia.
    Hello Yana. As I mentioned you just put a big squeeze of washing up liquid in your standard spray bottle and shake. You can also put a dash of hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol in to use on ants or aphids. It will not harm your plants. I...
    Hello Yana. As I mentioned you just put a big squeeze of washing up liquid in your standard spray bottle and shake. You can also put a dash of hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol in to use on...
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  2. Yana

    Ants under lavender

    Thank you very very much to everyone (unfortunately, I was not able to reply in quoting due to error every time I tried to do so) but every answer was informative for me and I appreciate all your...
    Thank you very very much to everyone (unfortunately, I was not able to reply in quoting due to error every time I tried to do so) but every answer was informative for me and I appreciate all your help. I kept watering it but they are still there and I am not sure if I can use the method...
    Thank you very very much to everyone (unfortunately, I was not able to reply in quoting due to error every time I tried to do so) but every answer was informative for me and I appreciate all your help. I kept watering it but they are still there...
    Thank you very very much to everyone (unfortunately, I was not able to reply in quoting due to error every time I tried to do so) but every answer was informative for me and I appreciate all your...
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  3. BazzaS

    Stop ivy roots growing

    I assume its one single large woody stem? If that is the case I would cut it off cleanly and if big enough drill some holes in the top of the stem. Get some SBK stump killer and pour it neat into...
    I assume its one single large woody stem? If that is the case I would cut it off cleanly and if big enough drill some holes in the top of the stem. Get some SBK stump killer and pour it neat into the holes, but try not to spill it all around. I use a hypodermic for this without the...
    I assume its one single large woody stem? If that is the case I would cut it off cleanly and if big enough drill some holes in the top of the stem. Get some SBK stump killer and pour it neat into the holes, but try not to spill it all around. I...
    I assume its one single large woody stem? If that is the case I would cut it off cleanly and if big enough drill some holes in the top of the stem. Get some SBK stump killer and pour it neat into...
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  4. fred88

    Out of control Vine in garden

    Yes Brant, the white one is Solaris. Thanks, might give it a bit of a chop now then.
    Yes Brant, the white one is Solaris. Thanks, might give it a bit of a chop now then.
    Yes Brant, the white one is Solaris. Thanks, might give it a bit of a chop now then.
    Yes Brant, the white one is Solaris. Thanks, might give it a bit of a chop now then.
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  5. Victoria
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    What is Looking Good in June 2021

    Oh, that is a "seedling" Almond trunk behind. Sadly, I guess like it's mother it is a bitter Almond. :sad: I love Almonds. :cry3:
    Oh, that is a "seedling" Almond trunk behind. Sadly, I guess like it's mother it is a bitter Almond. :sad: I love Almonds. :cry3:
    Oh, that is a "seedling" Almond trunk behind. Sadly, I guess like it's mother it is a bitter Almond. :sad: I love Almonds. :cry3:
    Oh, that is a "seedling" Almond trunk behind. Sadly, I guess like it's mother it is a bitter Almond. :sad: I love Almonds. :cry3:
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  6. clum111

    Dahlia Cuttings

    Thanks @ricky101 that's what I was thinking, so a job to do tomorrow;)
    Thanks @ricky101 that's what I was thinking, so a job to do tomorrow;)
    Thanks @ricky101 that's what I was thinking, so a job to do tomorrow;)
    Thanks @ricky101 that's what I was thinking, so a job to do tomorrow;)
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  7. kindredspirit

    Deterrent & death for Vine Weevils.

    Find me another product as efficient as provado that doesn't have collateral damage and I'll stop the apian genocide
    Find me another product as efficient as provado that doesn't have collateral damage and I'll stop the apian genocide
    Find me another product as efficient as provado that doesn't have collateral damage and I'll stop the apian genocide
    Find me another product as efficient as provado that doesn't have collateral damage and I'll stop the apian genocide
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  8. fumanchu

    Astrantia

    Maybe garden compost if you have any or know anyone who makes it? MPC would probably be too light for astrantias.Nick
    Maybe garden compost if you have any or know anyone who makes it? MPC would probably be too light for astrantias.Nick
    Maybe garden compost if you have any or know anyone who makes it? MPC would probably be too light for astrantias.Nick
    Maybe garden compost if you have any or know anyone who makes it? MPC would probably be too light for astrantias.Nick
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  9. hailbopp
    Like x 3

    What is your favourite task to do in the garden, and least?

    Least favourite is mowing the grass, it can grow like crazy this time of year. Favourite sitting on our lawn with Mrs H and a nice beer.
    Least favourite is mowing the grass, it can grow like crazy this time of year. Favourite sitting on our lawn with Mrs H and a nice beer.
    Least favourite is mowing the grass, it can grow like crazy this time of year. Favourite sitting on our lawn with Mrs H and a nice beer.
    Least favourite is mowing the grass, it can grow like crazy this time of year. Favourite sitting on our lawn with Mrs H and a nice beer.
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  10. hailbopp

    Clematis Wilt

    I've never had much luck with clematis, I did keep one for about 20 yrs but they are either rampant or too weak for me.
    I've never had much luck with clematis, I did keep one for about 20 yrs but they are either rampant or too weak for me.
    I've never had much luck with clematis, I did keep one for about 20 yrs but they are either rampant or too weak for me.
    I've never had much luck with clematis, I did keep one for about 20 yrs but they are either rampant or too weak for me.
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  11. Kevin Cowans

    Is it alright to allow Moss to grow on soil surface in Bog Garden?

    Hello @ricky101Thanks for the reply.The plants in the area around the Water Feature are all relatively mature, they were planted in September 2019, so they should be able to cope if the Moss...
    Hello @ricky101Thanks for the reply.The plants in the area around the Water Feature are all relatively mature, they were planted in September 2019, so they should be able to cope if the Moss encroaches on them.For now, I will leave the Moss to grow and spread and just weed out the...
    Hello @ricky101Thanks for the reply.The plants in the area around the Water Feature are all relatively mature, they were planted in September 2019, so they should be able to cope if the Moss encroaches on them.For now, I will leave the...
    Hello @ricky101Thanks for the reply.The plants in the area around the Water Feature are all relatively mature, they were planted in September 2019, so they should be able to cope if the Moss...
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  12. Fat Controller
    Funny x 3

    New game - spot the seedling....

    Can't see any parsnips, can see lots of petty spurge.My parsnips were hit and miss this year, there are big gaps in that bed.
    Can't see any parsnips, can see lots of petty spurge.My parsnips were hit and miss this year, there are big gaps in that bed.
    Can't see any parsnips, can see lots of petty spurge.My parsnips were hit and miss this year, there are big gaps in that bed.
    Can't see any parsnips, can see lots of petty spurge.My parsnips were hit and miss this year, there are big gaps in that bed.
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  13. mikmikmikmik

    Is this a giant weed?

    It's a weed then.
    It's a weed then.
    It's a weed then.
    It's a weed then.
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  14. Flumpy

    Boxwood

    Thanks lollimac & Upsydaisy you’ve been a great help :dbgrtmb:
    Thanks lollimac & Upsydaisy you’ve been a great help :dbgrtmb:
    Thanks lollimac & Upsydaisy you’ve been a great help :dbgrtmb:
    Thanks lollimac & Upsydaisy you’ve been a great help :dbgrtmb:
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  15. clanless

    'Chelsea Chop'

    A bit late now but you can do it for many herbaceous perennials. The idea is to either prolong the flowering season or to produce more but smaller flowers - or both. If it's a large clump you...
    A bit late now but you can do it for many herbaceous perennials. The idea is to either prolong the flowering season or to produce more but smaller flowers - or both. If it's a large clump you can cut back part of it (usually at the front so you can see the shorter, smaller more numerous...
    A bit late now but you can do it for many herbaceous perennials. The idea is to either prolong the flowering season or to produce more but smaller flowers - or both. If it's a large clump you can cut back part of it (usually at the front so you...
    A bit late now but you can do it for many herbaceous perennials. The idea is to either prolong the flowering season or to produce more but smaller flowers - or both. If it's a large clump you...
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  16. hailbopp

    Will saved seed come true from Lupin.

    Thank you @Black Dog . Thought as much. The bees, not that we have that many:frown: will already have been on the plant and as you can see it is a fair size to have to cover so I will just do a pot luck...
    Thank you @Black Dog . Thought as much. The bees, not that we have that many:frown: will already have been on the plant and as you can see it is a fair size to have to cover so I will just do a pot luck and see what I get.
    Thank you @Black Dog . Thought as much. The bees, not that we have that many:frown: will already have been on the plant and as you can see it is a fair size to have to cover so I will just do a pot luck and see what I get.
    Thank you @Black Dog . Thought as much. The bees, not that we have that many:frown: will already have been on the plant and as you can see it is a fair size to have to cover so I will just do a pot luck...
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  17. Dig

    Pruning Privet

    I'd just be inclined to not actually think of it as pruning and more a hedge trimming job.Just cut the top down slightly lower than the finished height you want and cut the sides back, again,...
    I'd just be inclined to not actually think of it as pruning and more a hedge trimming job.Just cut the top down slightly lower than the finished height you want and cut the sides back, again, slightly harder than you want the finished hedge. Then when you get regrowth you cut back more to the...
    I'd just be inclined to not actually think of it as pruning and more a hedge trimming job.Just cut the top down slightly lower than the finished height you want and cut the sides back, again, slightly harder than you want the finished hedge. ...
    I'd just be inclined to not actually think of it as pruning and more a hedge trimming job.Just cut the top down slightly lower than the finished height you want and cut the sides back, again,...
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  18. Kevin Cowans

    A Garden with self seeding plants, how to distinguish from a weed

    Whenever I sow something directly into the soil, I mark the spot with a wooden stick. This is because I tend to forget which places are already occupied.
    Whenever I sow something directly into the soil, I mark the spot with a wooden stick. This is because I tend to forget which places are already occupied.
    Whenever I sow something directly into the soil, I mark the spot with a wooden stick. This is because I tend to forget which places are already occupied.
    Whenever I sow something directly into the soil, I mark the spot with a wooden stick. This is because I tend to forget which places are already occupied.
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  19. JWK

    Ginger Roots

    Agree very much, it's a thrill to get the things sprouting but the plants are somewhat disappointing and crops might not be huge. Fun to try though! :)
    Agree very much, it's a thrill to get the things sprouting but the plants are somewhat disappointing and crops might not be huge. Fun to try though! :)
    Agree very much, it's a thrill to get the things sprouting but the plants are somewhat disappointing and crops might not be huge. Fun to try though! :)
    Agree very much, it's a thrill to get the things sprouting but the plants are somewhat disappointing and crops might not be huge. Fun to try though! :)
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  20. JWK

    Auriculas

    Feed with half strength fertiliser every 10 days or so once the flowers have faded. Unless you want seed then remove the faded flowers, stems and all. Sow any saved seed fresh in standard seed...
    Feed with half strength fertiliser every 10 days or so once the flowers have faded. Unless you want seed then remove the faded flowers, stems and all. Sow any saved seed fresh in standard seed sowing compost covered lightly with grit, Keep them cool and damp,outside somewhere. Other wise...
    Feed with half strength fertiliser every 10 days or so once the flowers have faded. Unless you want seed then remove the faded flowers, stems and all. Sow any saved seed fresh in standard seed sowing compost covered lightly with grit, Keep them...
    Feed with half strength fertiliser every 10 days or so once the flowers have faded. Unless you want seed then remove the faded flowers, stems and all. Sow any saved seed fresh in standard seed...
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