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

    They always do that usually. :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    They always do that usually. :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    They always do that usually. :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    They always do that usually. :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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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. htyas

    Smelly white fungus killing perennials

    Okay, thanks very much for the suggestions. I’ll try the milk spray since that’s an easy one and may be look to adjust the soil composition before replanting
    Okay, thanks very much for the suggestions. I’ll try the milk spray since that’s an easy one and may be look to adjust the soil composition before replanting
    Okay, thanks very much for the suggestions. I’ll try the milk spray since that’s an easy one and may be look to adjust the soil composition before replanting
    Okay, thanks very much for the suggestions. I’ll try the milk spray since that’s an easy one and may be look to adjust the soil composition before replanting
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  9. Bluedogtails

    All leaves no flowers - literally!!!

    I kind of think it probably is a light/ sun problem, lavender in particular needs heat and sun to do well. As to the Chrysanth, maybe the wrong type for pot growing? Those more ball types are...
    I kind of think it probably is a light/ sun problem, lavender in particular needs heat and sun to do well. As to the Chrysanth, maybe the wrong type for pot growing? Those more ball types are good for containers, plus a bit more feeding, it looks a bit starved.;)Stick with it, we all have lots...
    I kind of think it probably is a light/ sun problem, lavender in particular needs heat and sun to do well. As to the Chrysanth, maybe the wrong type for pot growing? Those more ball types are good for containers, plus a bit more feeding, it...
    I kind of think it probably is a light/ sun problem, lavender in particular needs heat and sun to do well. As to the Chrysanth, maybe the wrong type for pot growing? Those more ball types are...
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  10. LincsJohn

    What creature is likely to live here?

    For years a Toad has lived top of this garden, about 20 mtrs away. I made a hole between the roots of a large tree stump, with two old housebricks to climb on... if it rains too much. :biggrin: Recently a...
    For years a Toad has lived top of this garden, about 20 mtrs away. I made a hole between the roots of a large tree stump, with two old housebricks to climb on... if it rains too much. :biggrin: Recently a young one sits under the kitchen window, under a piece of plywood which catches the late afternoon...
    For years a Toad has lived top of this garden, about 20 mtrs away. I made a hole between the roots of a large tree stump, with two old housebricks to climb on... if it rains too much. :biggrin: Recently a young one sits under the kitchen window, under a...
    For years a Toad has lived top of this garden, about 20 mtrs away. I made a hole between the roots of a large tree stump, with two old housebricks to climb on... if it rains too much. :biggrin: Recently a...
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  11. bill-lancaster

    Sick miniature laburnham

    Looks like insect attack, laburnum often looks a bit tatty at the end of the season, well mine does.
    Looks like insect attack, laburnum often looks a bit tatty at the end of the season, well mine does.
    Looks like insect attack, laburnum often looks a bit tatty at the end of the season, well mine does.
    Looks like insect attack, laburnum often looks a bit tatty at the end of the season, well mine does.
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  12. ThePlantAssassin

    What spray to kill Earwigs?

    While several pesticides are available to kill earwigs, they are not required, and you can control them without toxic and potentially hazardous chemicals.Insert a shallow, clean can -- such as a...
    While several pesticides are available to kill earwigs, they are not required, and you can control them without toxic and potentially hazardous chemicals.Insert a shallow, clean can -- such as a cat food or tuna can -- into the ground so the lip of the can is even with the soil level. Fill the...
    While several pesticides are available to kill earwigs, they are not required, and you can control them without toxic and potentially hazardous chemicals.Insert a shallow, clean can -- such as a cat food or tuna can -- into the ground so the...
    While several pesticides are available to kill earwigs, they are not required, and you can control them without toxic and potentially hazardous chemicals.Insert a shallow, clean can -- such as a...
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  13. DMM

    Campanula Persicifolia Rust ..... Help Please !!!!

    Thanks Verdun ... [another late reply .. soz - not getting here much these days .. life getting in the way ... lol]. I didn't really understand the mulch concept per se actually but you've...
    Thanks Verdun ... [another late reply .. soz - not getting here much these days .. life getting in the way ... lol]. I didn't really understand the mulch concept per se actually but you've explained it for this particular problem I had and I've now read up on it too so understand it more.
    Thanks Verdun ... [another late reply .. soz - not getting here much these days .. life getting in the way ... lol]. I didn't really understand the mulch concept per se actually but you've explained it for this particular problem I had and I've...
    Thanks Verdun ... [another late reply .. soz - not getting here much these days .. life getting in the way ... lol]. I didn't really understand the mulch concept per se actually but you've...
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  14. RicMac

    Rhododendron

    Hello! A normally happy, fifty-year-old rhododendron, comfortable survivor of dry and deluged summers, is currently showing an unusually large number of yellow/dead leaves. It seems much more...
    Hello! A normally happy, fifty-year-old rhododendron, comfortable survivor of dry and deluged summers, is currently showing an unusually large number of yellow/dead leaves. It seems much more pronounced than any expected senescence. Soil is shale-y and quite well drained and there has been...
    Hello! A normally happy, fifty-year-old rhododendron, comfortable survivor of dry and deluged summers, is currently showing an unusually large number of yellow/dead leaves. It seems much more pronounced than any expected senescence. Soil is...
    Hello! A normally happy, fifty-year-old rhododendron, comfortable survivor of dry and deluged summers, is currently showing an unusually large number of yellow/dead leaves. It seems much more...
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  15. ThePlantAssassin

    Is my Wisteria dying?

    Great news ... NO feeding only water , and have a think about insulation for the pot over winter.... these :SUNsmile:jobs never end .... thanks for letting us all know ... :thumbsup:
    Great news ... NO feeding only water , and have a think about insulation for the pot over winter.... these :SUNsmile:jobs never end .... thanks for letting us all know ... :thumbsup:
    Great news ... NO feeding only water , and have a think about insulation for the pot over winter.... these :SUNsmile:jobs never end .... thanks for letting us all know ... :thumbsup:
    Great news ... NO feeding only water , and have a think about insulation for the pot over winter.... these :SUNsmile:jobs never end .... thanks for letting us all know ... :thumbsup:
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  16. P4ul_17

    What’s killing my dahlias?

    Hi all, Thank you all for the responses and @pete , thank you for the files. I took samples to the garden centre and left embarrassingly convinced that they were indeed old flowers. I'll put it...
    Hi all, Thank you all for the responses and @pete , thank you for the files. I took samples to the garden centre and left embarrassingly convinced that they were indeed old flowers. I'll put it down to a learning experience. I didn't realise that the flowers and buds came and went so quickly....
    Hi all, Thank you all for the responses and @pete , thank you for the files. I took samples to the garden centre and left embarrassingly convinced that they were indeed old flowers. I'll put it down to a learning experience. I didn't realise that...
    Hi all, Thank you all for the responses and @pete , thank you for the files. I took samples to the garden centre and left embarrassingly convinced that they were indeed old flowers. I'll put it...
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  17. cucumber

    Bush fuchsia branches withering

    Hi Mike. I think you could be right about close confinement as this year I planted geums around the base and everything looks a bit crowded. The magellanica name sounds familiar.
    Hi Mike. I think you could be right about close confinement as this year I planted geums around the base and everything looks a bit crowded. The magellanica name sounds familiar.
    Hi Mike. I think you could be right about close confinement as this year I planted geums around the base and everything looks a bit crowded. The magellanica name sounds familiar.
    Hi Mike. I think you could be right about close confinement as this year I planted geums around the base and everything looks a bit crowded. The magellanica name sounds familiar.
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  18. ThePlantAssassin

    Hydrangea leaves going brown

    Looks like sunscorch to me as well, specially if the leaves in direct contact with the sun are suffering and the other leaves -deeper inside the shrub- remain dark green.Make sure that it is...
    Looks like sunscorch to me as well, specially if the leaves in direct contact with the sun are suffering and the other leaves -deeper inside the shrub- remain dark green.Make sure that it is getting morning sun (say until 10-11am) and afternoon and evening shade; dappled sun; or bright full...
    Looks like sunscorch to me as well, specially if the leaves in direct contact with the sun are suffering and the other leaves -deeper inside the shrub- remain dark green.Make sure that it is getting morning sun (say until 10-11am) and afternoon...
    Looks like sunscorch to me as well, specially if the leaves in direct contact with the sun are suffering and the other leaves -deeper inside the shrub- remain dark green.Make sure that it is...
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  19. fjordaan

    Our wisteria is dying - cause, and how to replace?

    Moisture. Watering. Get in there and cut away all sickly whimp growth. Don't feed.
    Moisture. Watering. Get in there and cut away all sickly whimp growth. Don't feed.
    Moisture. Watering. Get in there and cut away all sickly whimp growth. Don't feed.
    Moisture. Watering. Get in there and cut away all sickly whimp growth. Don't feed.
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  20. amnilo

    Magnolia brooklynensis ‚Yellow Bird‘: Dead branches

    In June 2019, the 25-year-old plant first suffered failures on a few branches: the leaves of individual branches died completely within a few days and dried up on the tree. The cross-section of...
    In June 2019, the 25-year-old plant first suffered failures on a few branches: the leaves of individual branches died completely within a few days and dried up on the tree. The cross-section of the wood shows no discolorations that could indicate a fungal infection. The rest of the tree is...
    In June 2019, the 25-year-old plant first suffered failures on a few branches: the leaves of individual branches died completely within a few days and dried up on the tree. The cross-section of the wood shows no discolorations that could indicate...
    In June 2019, the 25-year-old plant first suffered failures on a few branches: the leaves of individual branches died completely within a few days and dried up on the tree. The cross-section of...
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  21. ThePlantAssassin

    ANTS ANTS and more ANTS

    Creepy crawlies are part of gardening, I think we all have ones we dislike, but ants do no real damage to the plants intentionally.They loosen the soil around roots, and they "farm" aphids, but...
    Creepy crawlies are part of gardening, I think we all have ones we dislike, but ants do no real damage to the plants intentionally.They loosen the soil around roots, and they "farm" aphids, but they do not attack plants in general.I doubt whatever you used in the garden would actually wipe...
    Creepy crawlies are part of gardening, I think we all have ones we dislike, but ants do no real damage to the plants intentionally.They loosen the soil around roots, and they "farm" aphids, but they do not attack plants in general.I doubt...
    Creepy crawlies are part of gardening, I think we all have ones we dislike, but ants do no real damage to the plants intentionally.They loosen the soil around roots, and they "farm" aphids, but...
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  22. ThePlantAssassin

    Geranium and Phlox rust?????

    Wow. knock wood, never got that on mine.
    Wow. knock wood, never got that on mine.
    Wow. knock wood, never got that on mine.
    Wow. knock wood, never got that on mine.
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  23. lowrider69

    Plague of caterpillars

    Well I tend to think that they are the biggest pest on brassicas. Apart from white fly. :biggrin:
    Well I tend to think that they are the biggest pest on brassicas. Apart from white fly. :biggrin:
    Well I tend to think that they are the biggest pest on brassicas. Apart from white fly. :biggrin:
    Well I tend to think that they are the biggest pest on brassicas. Apart from white fly. :biggrin:
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  24. Warwick lad

    Broad beans, what is it?.

    Cheers Pete, a lesson learned.
    Cheers Pete, a lesson learned.
    Cheers Pete, a lesson learned.
    Cheers Pete, a lesson learned.
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  25. ThePlantAssassin

    fuschsia gone wrong

    DMM, not all salvias are the same by any means :)They are so varied and different. Some are tender, some like damp, some like sunshine, some are hardy, some are shrubby, some are herbaceous, some...
    DMM, not all salvias are the same by any means :)They are so varied and different. Some are tender, some like damp, some like sunshine, some are hardy, some are shrubby, some are herbaceous, some are.....well, you get the picture.The hardy Caradonna is easy and reliable. The shrubby...
    DMM, not all salvias are the same by any means :)They are so varied and different. Some are tender, some like damp, some like sunshine, some are hardy, some are shrubby, some are herbaceous, some are.....well, you get the picture.The hardy...
    DMM, not all salvias are the same by any means :)They are so varied and different. Some are tender, some like damp, some like sunshine, some are hardy, some are shrubby, some are herbaceous, some...
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  26. JJ28

    In despair

    My electric fence was down for a few days because the tree felling ripped it up and a raccoon took advantage of the breach and left deposits for me to discover and a very muddy bird bath. I didn't...
    My electric fence was down for a few days because the tree felling ripped it up and a raccoon took advantage of the breach and left deposits for me to discover and a very muddy bird bath. I didn't have any official animal deterrent sprays on hand so I grabbed a spray can of concentrated room...
    My electric fence was down for a few days because the tree felling ripped it up and a raccoon took advantage of the breach and left deposits for me to discover and a very muddy bird bath. I didn't have any official animal deterrent sprays on hand...
    My electric fence was down for a few days because the tree felling ripped it up and a raccoon took advantage of the breach and left deposits for me to discover and a very muddy bird bath. I didn't...
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  27. Madgeanne

    Flies all over shrub bush

    Thanks Marley Farley I will give the peppermint oil a try
    Thanks Marley Farley I will give the peppermint oil a try
    Thanks Marley Farley I will give the peppermint oil a try
    Thanks Marley Farley I will give the peppermint oil a try
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