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  2. Marley Farley
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    Cat Deterrent Talk.? All post of this nature in this thread only.. Humane talk only please.! 2015

    We have 2 cats who live upstairs. There are 6 cats next door. Who don't come in our garden. There are 8 cats who live behind us who come in our garden. Causes damage. Poo. Hunt. Drink out of pond....
    We have 2 cats who live upstairs. There are 6 cats next door. Who don't come in our garden. There are 8 cats who live behind us who come in our garden. Causes damage. Poo. Hunt. Drink out of pond. We are totally fed up with these pessky cats. We have tried sevceral deterants sonic. Plants....
    We have 2 cats who live upstairs. There are 6 cats next door. Who don't come in our garden. There are 8 cats who live behind us who come in our garden. Causes damage. Poo. Hunt. Drink out of pond. We are totally fed up with these pessky cats. We...
    We have 2 cats who live upstairs. There are 6 cats next door. Who don't come in our garden. There are 8 cats who live behind us who come in our garden. Causes damage. Poo. Hunt. Drink out of pond....
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  3. Marley Farley
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    Did you know.... WASPS HATE PEPPERMINT..!!

    You are correct about the candy part. And also since they use artificial flavoursmost of the time to make candies and then add loads of sugar, it is not comparable to the actual plant. I have...
    You are correct about the candy part. And also since they use artificial flavoursmost of the time to make candies and then add loads of sugar, it is not comparable to the actual plant. I have never heard of mint being a wasp repellant but it is commonly known to be a rat repellant. Yes, mint is...
    You are correct about the candy part. And also since they use artificial flavoursmost of the time to make candies and then add loads of sugar, it is not comparable to the actual plant. I have never heard of mint being a wasp repellant but it is...
    You are correct about the candy part. And also since they use artificial flavoursmost of the time to make candies and then add loads of sugar, it is not comparable to the actual plant. I have...
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  4. Marley Farley
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    An Organic Mite Control Spray for your Greenhouse..!!

    Hiya Daisybelle :) As often as possible but for me 2 or 3 times is enough......an evening spray would keep foliage damp all night. I had peaches in a conservatory a few years back and red spider was...
    Hiya Daisybelle :) As often as possible but for me 2 or 3 times is enough......an evening spray would keep foliage damp all night. I had peaches in a conservatory a few years back and red spider was rife. I lightly sprayed with water regularly .....no sprays other than water for me on edible...
    Hiya Daisybelle :) As often as possible but for me 2 or 3 times is enough......an evening spray would keep foliage damp all night. I had peaches in a conservatory a few years back and red spider was rife. I lightly sprayed with water regularly...
    Hiya Daisybelle :) As often as possible but for me 2 or 3 times is enough......an evening spray would keep foliage damp all night. I had peaches in a conservatory a few years back and red spider was...
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  5. Kandy
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    Lily Beetles and Larva...

    Strangely they ate my cream little but two orange ones survive. I knocked one off my plant and squared it under my foot, left a great big red blob on the patio
    Strangely they ate my cream little but two orange ones survive. I knocked one off my plant and squared it under my foot, left a great big red blob on the patio
    Strangely they ate my cream little but two orange ones survive. I knocked one off my plant and squared it under my foot, left a great big red blob on the patio
    Strangely they ate my cream little but two orange ones survive. I knocked one off my plant and squared it under my foot, left a great big red blob on the patio
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  6. Marley Farley
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    Safe ways to deter Cats from your Garden Information only..

    Cayenne or black pepper can be sprinkled around garden in your borders and anywhere you don't want them to go. This is rather unpleasant but harmless and apart from some sneezing it will...
    Cayenne or black pepper can be sprinkled around garden in your borders and anywhere you don't want them to go. This is rather unpleasant but harmless and apart from some sneezing it will eventually keep them away from the area I have found. Garlic, in a spray, which contains garlic oil also...
    Cayenne or black pepper can be sprinkled around garden in your borders and anywhere you don't want them to go. This is rather unpleasant but harmless and apart from some sneezing it will eventually keep them away from the area I have found....
    Cayenne or black pepper can be sprinkled around garden in your borders and anywhere you don't want them to go. This is rather unpleasant but harmless and apart from some sneezing it will...
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  8. Mitramonday

    Oh dear: this '?' is on several plants....

    So, I have found this on a rose, a bay tree, an azalea (all in different parts of my small, South Wales garden) - and those are just the plants I've inspected carefully. Some leaves are worse than...
    So, I have found this on a rose, a bay tree, an azalea (all in different parts of my small, South Wales garden) - and those are just the plants I've inspected carefully. Some leaves are worse than this...much more yellow - I have removed the worst affected leaves, but can anyone tell me what...
    So, I have found this on a rose, a bay tree, an azalea (all in different parts of my small, South Wales garden) - and those are just the plants I've inspected carefully. Some leaves are worse than this...much more yellow - I have removed the...
    So, I have found this on a rose, a bay tree, an azalea (all in different parts of my small, South Wales garden) - and those are just the plants I've inspected carefully. Some leaves are worse than...
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  9. Jasmine star

    Peach melred issue.

    Cheers Pete. I'll leave it be and keep my eye on it.
    Cheers Pete. I'll leave it be and keep my eye on it.
    Cheers Pete. I'll leave it be and keep my eye on it.
    Cheers Pete. I'll leave it be and keep my eye on it.
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  10. jowwy

    Aphids

    Yes; the overwintering freesias are prone to them in spring time, also found them on the young shoots of the pitcher plants. From the aphids point of view: they've got shelter from the weather,...
    Yes; the overwintering freesias are prone to them in spring time, also found them on the young shoots of the pitcher plants. From the aphids point of view: they've got shelter from the weather, from predators and a supply of food, nice easy life for them.
    Yes; the overwintering freesias are prone to them in spring time, also found them on the young shoots of the pitcher plants. From the aphids point of view: they've got shelter from the weather, from predators and a supply of food, nice easy life...
    Yes; the overwintering freesias are prone to them in spring time, also found them on the young shoots of the pitcher plants. From the aphids point of view: they've got shelter from the weather,...
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  11. Aldo

    Apple tree - Aphids and possbily beatles, how to treat?

    We tried a few home made remedies ourselves.First was a really, REALLY strong black tea. We brewed it specifically for this reason, let it cool and then sprayed it onto the leaves. Within a day...
    We tried a few home made remedies ourselves.First was a really, REALLY strong black tea. We brewed it specifically for this reason, let it cool and then sprayed it onto the leaves. Within a day there was a giant aphid party. It looked like a Techno-Rave and they multiplied like crazy. ...
    We tried a few home made remedies ourselves.First was a really, REALLY strong black tea. We brewed it specifically for this reason, let it cool and then sprayed it onto the leaves. Within a day there was a giant aphid party. It looked like a...
    We tried a few home made remedies ourselves.First was a really, REALLY strong black tea. We brewed it specifically for this reason, let it cool and then sprayed it onto the leaves. Within a day...
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  12. Fysh

    Please help with my tomato problem

    I wouldn't worry about the curling, I think it's pretty normal. If the yellowing is only on the bottom leaves, it could be possibly a magnesium deficiency or just the leaves getting older.If...
    I wouldn't worry about the curling, I think it's pretty normal. If the yellowing is only on the bottom leaves, it could be possibly a magnesium deficiency or just the leaves getting older.If the plants are well looking in general, I wouldn't worry.
    I wouldn't worry about the curling, I think it's pretty normal. If the yellowing is only on the bottom leaves, it could be possibly a magnesium deficiency or just the leaves getting older.If the plants are well looking in general, I wouldn't...
    I wouldn't worry about the curling, I think it's pretty normal. If the yellowing is only on the bottom leaves, it could be possibly a magnesium deficiency or just the leaves getting older.If...
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  13. Mitramonday

    "Outdoor Mandevilla"...what's wrong?

    Ahhh - lucky lady!!
    Ahhh - lucky lady!!
    Ahhh - lucky lady!!
    Ahhh - lucky lady!!
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  14. JonnyE94

    Conifer Damage - Help needed

    Ok, sorry, I thought you was in the UK.;) If you didn't get freezing north east winds in February you must have been hiding under a duvet. :biggrin:
    Ok, sorry, I thought you was in the UK.;) If you didn't get freezing north east winds in February you must have been hiding under a duvet. :biggrin:
    Ok, sorry, I thought you was in the UK.;) If you didn't get freezing north east winds in February you must have been hiding under a duvet. :biggrin:
    Ok, sorry, I thought you was in the UK.;) If you didn't get freezing north east winds in February you must have been hiding under a duvet. :biggrin:
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  15. Jowo

    Damn aphids!

    Thank you! Fingers crossed. It really looks a mess with the eggs affecting the majority of the leaves so really hoping it works. I'll keep you posted!
    Thank you! Fingers crossed. It really looks a mess with the eggs affecting the majority of the leaves so really hoping it works. I'll keep you posted!
    Thank you! Fingers crossed. It really looks a mess with the eggs affecting the majority of the leaves so really hoping it works. I'll keep you posted!
    Thank you! Fingers crossed. It really looks a mess with the eggs affecting the majority of the leaves so really hoping it works. I'll keep you posted!
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  16. RoyP

    Hydrangea help?

    Thank you so so much for your time and all your explanations, I saved it for the future! Thank you, lovely gardeners, for all support, it is much easier to solve problems in my young garden:)
    Thank you so so much for your time and all your explanations, I saved it for the future! Thank you, lovely gardeners, for all support, it is much easier to solve problems in my young garden:)
    Thank you so so much for your time and all your explanations, I saved it for the future! Thank you, lovely gardeners, for all support, it is much easier to solve problems in my young garden:)
    Thank you so so much for your time and all your explanations, I saved it for the future! Thank you, lovely gardeners, for all support, it is much easier to solve problems in my young garden:)
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  17. Scrungee

    Burrowing in potato bed

    There is FB&B + potato fertlizer on all 36 potatoes, but whatever it is burrowing, it's only interested in the one plant.
    There is FB&B + potato fertlizer on all 36 potatoes, but whatever it is burrowing, it's only interested in the one plant.
    There is FB&B + potato fertlizer on all 36 potatoes, but whatever it is burrowing, it's only interested in the one plant.
    There is FB&B + potato fertlizer on all 36 potatoes, but whatever it is burrowing, it's only interested in the one plant.
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  18. Black Dog

    Show us your most hated and tenacious weeds

    All of the above. This year, apart from the usual border weeds contributed by FYM, there's also the 4,000m2 that used to be a lawn, full of every weed known to man. Well apart from celandine and...
    All of the above. This year, apart from the usual border weeds contributed by FYM, there's also the 4,000m2 that used to be a lawn, full of every weed known to man. Well apart from celandine and nettles, that is. I treated the 90% of couch grass last summer and have to wait until October to...
    All of the above. This year, apart from the usual border weeds contributed by FYM, there's also the 4,000m2 that used to be a lawn, full of every weed known to man. Well apart from celandine and nettles, that is. I treated the 90% of couch grass...
    All of the above. This year, apart from the usual border weeds contributed by FYM, there's also the 4,000m2 that used to be a lawn, full of every weed known to man. Well apart from celandine and...
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  19. peter121

    ants.

    thanks very much for replies. i used to have ants in and around paving now no. i think all of them took up residence in dalek bin i still have worms wood lice etc in compost .so it wont matter...
    thanks very much for replies. i used to have ants in and around paving now no. i think all of them took up residence in dalek bin i still have worms wood lice etc in compost .so it wont matter keeping moist.best regards peter.
    thanks very much for replies. i used to have ants in and around paving now no. i think all of them took up residence in dalek bin i still have worms wood lice etc in compost .so it wont matter keeping moist.best regards peter.
    thanks very much for replies. i used to have ants in and around paving now no. i think all of them took up residence in dalek bin i still have worms wood lice etc in compost .so it wont matter...
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  20. apasagic

    Help/advice needed: Sick lemon tree

    I'm no expert, apasagic, but after years of killing off various citrus plants, I've just about got them sussed now :) Scale is definitely the worst problem as, normally, the last thing you want to...
    I'm no expert, apasagic, but after years of killing off various citrus plants, I've just about got them sussed now :) Scale is definitely the worst problem as, normally, the last thing you want to do is introduce a chemical into the sap and the fruit that will be consumed. In this case, though,...
    I'm no expert, apasagic, but after years of killing off various citrus plants, I've just about got them sussed now :) Scale is definitely the worst problem as, normally, the last thing you want to do is introduce a chemical into the sap and the...
    I'm no expert, apasagic, but after years of killing off various citrus plants, I've just about got them sussed now :) Scale is definitely the worst problem as, normally, the last thing you want to...
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  21. clanless

    Leaf rust

    Well, I dont think its rust. Is there anything on the underside of the leaves?I'm thinking its something it might just grow out of when conditions improve and it gets established.
    Well, I dont think its rust. Is there anything on the underside of the leaves?I'm thinking its something it might just grow out of when conditions improve and it gets established.
    Well, I dont think its rust. Is there anything on the underside of the leaves?I'm thinking its something it might just grow out of when conditions improve and it gets established.
    Well, I dont think its rust. Is there anything on the underside of the leaves?I'm thinking its something it might just grow out of when conditions improve and it gets established.
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  22. Kieran12

    Hydrangea Issues!!!

    Thanks for all your messages. I really appreciate it. I've given the excess fertiliser a good hose down to spread and hopefully it'll wash away..Hope the Hydrangea will be okay. I probably need...
    Thanks for all your messages. I really appreciate it. I've given the excess fertiliser a good hose down to spread and hopefully it'll wash away..Hope the Hydrangea will be okay. I probably need to learn to be more patient when it comes to gardening.:ThankYou:
    Thanks for all your messages. I really appreciate it. I've given the excess fertiliser a good hose down to spread and hopefully it'll wash away..Hope the Hydrangea will be okay. I probably need to learn to be more patient when it comes to...
    Thanks for all your messages. I really appreciate it. I've given the excess fertiliser a good hose down to spread and hopefully it'll wash away..Hope the Hydrangea will be okay. I probably need...
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  23. tombuck

    Probable Weevil problem

    Was squashing evil weevils last night. The grubs are changing into adults atm in pots outside too. Time for chemicals,nematodes etc etc
    Was squashing evil weevils last night. The grubs are changing into adults atm in pots outside too. Time for chemicals,nematodes etc etc
    Was squashing evil weevils last night. The grubs are changing into adults atm in pots outside too. Time for chemicals,nematodes etc etc
    Was squashing evil weevils last night. The grubs are changing into adults atm in pots outside too. Time for chemicals,nematodes etc etc
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  24. SusieD

    Confetti bush looking the worse for wear

    Yes I think probably wasn't quite ready, there were only a couple there and I thought it looked pretty but the poor thing is really not looking well! Think I'll stick to azaleas, I've been...
    Yes I think probably wasn't quite ready, there were only a couple there and I thought it looked pretty but the poor thing is really not looking well! Think I'll stick to azaleas, I've been looking for a yellow one
    Yes I think probably wasn't quite ready, there were only a couple there and I thought it looked pretty but the poor thing is really not looking well! Think I'll stick to azaleas, I've been looking for a yellow one
    Yes I think probably wasn't quite ready, there were only a couple there and I thought it looked pretty but the poor thing is really not looking well! Think I'll stick to azaleas, I've been...
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  25. chalkie

    Dahlia leaves

    It's Cafe au Lait, think it will be on the larger size. I will stake as well.
    It's Cafe au Lait, think it will be on the larger size. I will stake as well.
    It's Cafe au Lait, think it will be on the larger size. I will stake as well.
    It's Cafe au Lait, think it will be on the larger size. I will stake as well.
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  26. Conor M

    Bay Laurel leaf problem

    Thanks All. You know, looking at E.Ebbingei images online it actually does look like what I have. And apparently it’s pretty hardy so should hopefully be fine in the soil I have. Might still feed...
    Thanks All. You know, looking at E.Ebbingei images online it actually does look like what I have. And apparently it’s pretty hardy so should hopefully be fine in the soil I have. Might still feed it anyway and keep an eye on it!
    Thanks All. You know, looking at E.Ebbingei images online it actually does look like what I have. And apparently it’s pretty hardy so should hopefully be fine in the soil I have. Might still feed it anyway and keep an eye on it!
    Thanks All. You know, looking at E.Ebbingei images online it actually does look like what I have. And apparently it’s pretty hardy so should hopefully be fine in the soil I have. Might still feed...
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  27. Sarah Eley

    Heavenly bamboo looking poorly

    Many thanks!
    Many thanks!
    Many thanks!
    Many thanks!
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