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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.! 2022

    Don't I know it? With a wife, two cats and me, a King size bed isn't big enough. I am always last in and I am lucky if I get an edge. Non-cat people won't understand.
    Don't I know it? With a wife, two cats and me, a King size bed isn't big enough. I am always last in and I am lucky if I get an edge. Non-cat people won't understand.
    Don't I know it? With a wife, two cats and me, a King size bed isn't big enough. I am always last in and I am lucky if I get an edge. Non-cat people won't understand.
    Don't I know it? With a wife, two cats and me, a King size bed isn't big enough. I am always last in and I am lucky if I get an edge. Non-cat people won't understand.
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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. Grandma Sue

    Lily beetle 2022

    I collect the adults and usually just squash them. As for the larvae, I use the garden hose to spray the lilies from beneath. The larvae usually drop and can't get up to the plant again. If a leaf...
    I collect the adults and usually just squash them. As for the larvae, I use the garden hose to spray the lilies from beneath. The larvae usually drop and can't get up to the plant again. If a leaf is full of them, I cut of the whole leaf and just throw it in the bin.
    I collect the adults and usually just squash them. As for the larvae, I use the garden hose to spray the lilies from beneath. The larvae usually drop and can't get up to the plant again. If a leaf is full of them, I cut of the whole leaf and just...
    I collect the adults and usually just squash them. As for the larvae, I use the garden hose to spray the lilies from beneath. The larvae usually drop and can't get up to the plant again. If a leaf...
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  9. clanless

    Downy mildew

    I think it must be powdery mildew that I get on Violas in one part of the garden. So far the Violas in another area have been ok, fingers crossed, but I want to be one step ahead of it and try to...
    I think it must be powdery mildew that I get on Violas in one part of the garden. So far the Violas in another area have been ok, fingers crossed, but I want to be one step ahead of it and try to understand how to deal with it. I think it is the part of the garden that gets most sun where they...
    I think it must be powdery mildew that I get on Violas in one part of the garden. So far the Violas in another area have been ok, fingers crossed, but I want to be one step ahead of it and try to understand how to deal with it. I think it is...
    I think it must be powdery mildew that I get on Violas in one part of the garden. So far the Violas in another area have been ok, fingers crossed, but I want to be one step ahead of it and try to...
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  10. groundbeetle

    Tiny spherical "greenfly?" on violas and other plants.

    I was using a jug to pour the Erigeron water from the bucket over all the leaves and soil of the Violas, and also (with not so much vehemence) on other plants affected by greenfly, such as roses...
    I was using a jug to pour the Erigeron water from the bucket over all the leaves and soil of the Violas, and also (with not so much vehemence) on other plants affected by greenfly, such as roses and Feverfew. I wasn't using any kind of spray, as I haven't had much luck using those. So the...
    I was using a jug to pour the Erigeron water from the bucket over all the leaves and soil of the Violas, and also (with not so much vehemence) on other plants affected by greenfly, such as roses and Feverfew. I wasn't using any kind of spray, as...
    I was using a jug to pour the Erigeron water from the bucket over all the leaves and soil of the Violas, and also (with not so much vehemence) on other plants affected by greenfly, such as roses...
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  11. groundbeetle

    What is ailing this rose?

    Good morning with respect I am not to sure that it is the "SB P.I"that is to blame growing a Rose from seed is a minefield but I do agree with our good friend @Sheal with a proviso that I would...
    Good morning with respect I am not to sure that it is the "SB P.I"that is to blame growing a Rose from seed is a minefield but I do agree with our good friend @Sheal with a proviso that I would repott the Rose when it is in its dormant state using fresh John Innes No 3
    Good morning with respect I am not to sure that it is the "SB P.I"that is to blame growing a Rose from seed is a minefield but I do agree with our good friend @Sheal with a proviso that I would repott the Rose when it is in its dormant state...
    Good morning with respect I am not to sure that it is the "SB P.I"that is to blame growing a Rose from seed is a minefield but I do agree with our good friend @Sheal with a proviso that I would...
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  12. groundbeetle

    Can anyone identify these larvae?

    I couldn't get that article, it is either subscription only or not available in the UK.I planted a few interesting plants recently, hoping to attract beneficial insects, such as a lilac Achillea...
    I couldn't get that article, it is either subscription only or not available in the UK.I planted a few interesting plants recently, hoping to attract beneficial insects, such as a lilac Achillea (Yarrow) which is already flowering well, an Eryngium zabelii (Sea Holly) which isn't flowering yet...
    I couldn't get that article, it is either subscription only or not available in the UK.I planted a few interesting plants recently, hoping to attract beneficial insects, such as a lilac Achillea (Yarrow) which is already flowering well, an...
    I couldn't get that article, it is either subscription only or not available in the UK.I planted a few interesting plants recently, hoping to attract beneficial insects, such as a lilac Achillea...
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  13. Aaron Johnston

    Are these maggots?

    It should all be Ok then.
    It should all be Ok then.
    It should all be Ok then.
    It should all be Ok then.
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  14. Aaron Johnston

    Is this a moth?

    Thank you. I have purchased some Diatomaceous Earth and I already have neem oil and castile soap for pests.
    Thank you. I have purchased some Diatomaceous Earth and I already have neem oil and castile soap for pests.
    Thank you. I have purchased some Diatomaceous Earth and I already have neem oil and castile soap for pests.
    Thank you. I have purchased some Diatomaceous Earth and I already have neem oil and castile soap for pests.
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  15. daisybelle

    Eggs in compost?

    Just coming back to report, it was a fungus of some sort, starting budding off a little bit, so I’ve kept using it
    Just coming back to report, it was a fungus of some sort, starting budding off a little bit, so I’ve kept using it
    Just coming back to report, it was a fungus of some sort, starting budding off a little bit, so I’ve kept using it
    Just coming back to report, it was a fungus of some sort, starting budding off a little bit, so I’ve kept using it
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  16. mazambo

    Beetle?

    I like your logic.:heehee:
    I like your logic.:heehee:
    I like your logic.:heehee:
    I like your logic.:heehee:
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  17. Jenny Cambridge

    Dahlia - bugs or disease?

    We usually have a small bed of Dahlias which at some point get BlackFly which we used to use a spray, but last year we just left them and let nature do its work. We lost a few shoots to them but...
    We usually have a small bed of Dahlias which at some point get BlackFly which we used to use a spray, but last year we just left them and let nature do its work. We lost a few shoots to them but the ladybirds and other creature actually clean them off, and within a coupe of weeks it all looked...
    We usually have a small bed of Dahlias which at some point get BlackFly which we used to use a spray, but last year we just left them and let nature do its work. We lost a few shoots to them but the ladybirds and other creature actually clean...
    We usually have a small bed of Dahlias which at some point get BlackFly which we used to use a spray, but last year we just left them and let nature do its work. We lost a few shoots to them but...
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  18. Upsydaisy

    Heuchera help please

    Ok Michael thanks. I'll attempt a makeover tomorrow, it's driving me nuts sitting here looking at it.
    Ok Michael thanks. I'll attempt a makeover tomorrow, it's driving me nuts sitting here looking at it.
    Ok Michael thanks. I'll attempt a makeover tomorrow, it's driving me nuts sitting here looking at it.
    Ok Michael thanks. I'll attempt a makeover tomorrow, it's driving me nuts sitting here looking at it.
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  19. daisybelle

    Thrips on rose?

    They look a bit thripsy. There is so many things that hide under the leaves, it's hard to keep track
    They look a bit thripsy. There is so many things that hide under the leaves, it's hard to keep track
    They look a bit thripsy. There is so many things that hide under the leaves, it's hard to keep track
    They look a bit thripsy. There is so many things that hide under the leaves, it's hard to keep track
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  20. adf2410

    Portuguese laurel new growth shrivelling

    Hi,I have a small (2' tall) portuguese laurel which had loads of new growth and looked really healthy, but now all the new growth has shrivelled up. I've attached some photos and would be really...
    Hi,I have a small (2' tall) portuguese laurel which had loads of new growth and looked really healthy, but now all the new growth has shrivelled up. I've attached some photos and would be really grateful if someone could tell me what the problem is likely to be, and more importantly, how to...
    Hi,I have a small (2' tall) portuguese laurel which had loads of new growth and looked really healthy, but now all the new growth has shrivelled up. I've attached some photos and would be really grateful if someone could tell me what the...
    Hi,I have a small (2' tall) portuguese laurel which had loads of new growth and looked really healthy, but now all the new growth has shrivelled up. I've attached some photos and would be really...
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  21. MR DARREN HOPPING

    Conifer is dying?

    Another question, how long has it been there?
    Another question, how long has it been there?
    Another question, how long has it been there?
    Another question, how long has it been there?
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  22. groundbeetle

    What is happening to my Feverfew's leaves?

    I suppose it is like eating the chocolate and leaving the cabbage!
    I suppose it is like eating the chocolate and leaving the cabbage!
    I suppose it is like eating the chocolate and leaving the cabbage!
    I suppose it is like eating the chocolate and leaving the cabbage!
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  23. Victoria

    Ants!

    That sounds like fun :roflol:
    That sounds like fun :roflol:
    That sounds like fun :roflol:
    That sounds like fun :roflol:
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  24. lindyco

    Iris buds deformed and mushy

    Thank you, Spruce. Good to know it's only the weather that's caused it. Cheers. lindyco
    Thank you, Spruce. Good to know it's only the weather that's caused it. Cheers. lindyco
    Thank you, Spruce. Good to know it's only the weather that's caused it. Cheers. lindyco
    Thank you, Spruce. Good to know it's only the weather that's caused it. Cheers. lindyco
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  25. Eric Lai

    Many Many little UFO( inclassified flying object)

    I find that my Drosera capensis plants catch a lot of them.
    I find that my Drosera capensis plants catch a lot of them.
    I find that my Drosera capensis plants catch a lot of them.
    I find that my Drosera capensis plants catch a lot of them.
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  26. Kitte

    What is ailing my Eleagnus ?

    I this is the one @Spruce is referring to Elaeagnus sucker / RHS Gardening
    I this is the one @Spruce is referring to Elaeagnus sucker / RHS Gardening
    I this is the one @Spruce is referring to Elaeagnus sucker / RHS Gardening
    I this is the one @Spruce is referring to Elaeagnus sucker / RHS Gardening
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  27. mazambo

    Fungicide spray, can anyone recommend?

    I cant imagine something that grows in a bog needing a fungicidal spray in order to grow.:biggrin: People like to make things sound difficult, but that's just my thinking.Not grown Venus flytrap from...
    I cant imagine something that grows in a bog needing a fungicidal spray in order to grow.:biggrin: People like to make things sound difficult, but that's just my thinking.Not grown Venus flytrap from seed but I have grown Sarracenias, they are painfully slow for the first two years, I would imagine...
    I cant imagine something that grows in a bog needing a fungicidal spray in order to grow.:biggrin: People like to make things sound difficult, but that's just my thinking.Not grown Venus flytrap from seed but I have grown Sarracenias, they are painfully...
    I cant imagine something that grows in a bog needing a fungicidal spray in order to grow.:biggrin: People like to make things sound difficult, but that's just my thinking.Not grown Venus flytrap from...
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