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Log 29 2011
« on: July 20, 2011, 07:02:24 PM »
I'm amazed to read you have no ants in your garden Ian. I think I have your share as well as my own my garden is crawling with them. I had to lift the stop cock lid covering my water meter today and the whole of the duct was crawling with ants. A kettle full of boiling water sorted them out.
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 07:53:17 PM »
I was amazed as well. I don't think I've ever owned a garden with no ants, although there are times when I wish I did. Especially when I've disturbed red ones and don't notice until it hurts :'( :'(

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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 07:54:03 PM »
how could you David  :o :o

I dont have ants either
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 08:02:53 PM »
We've never seen an ant in this garden in all the time we've been here. seems  extraordinary, but it is so.
Mind you, there is no shortage of other crawling, flying, digging, biting chewing and chomping critters around the place so I cannot say we're short of pesky things. :-X
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 08:36:40 PM »
how could you David  :o :o



quite easy. Just as easy as it was to chuck the brush I was sweeping the path with a the cat who regularly c***s in my garden. And I hit it as well.
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 03:04:19 AM »
We've never seen an ant in this garden in all the time we've been here. seems  extraordinary, but it is so.
Mind you, there is no shortage of other crawling, flying, digging, biting chewing and chomping critters around the place so I cannot say we're short of pesky things. :-X
You need to get some ants Maggi. It would reduce the number of crawling, flying, digging, biting, chewing and chomping critters around the place! ;D
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 10:18:26 AM »



 And I hit it as well.

Well done.

 ;D
David can i hire you,i must have every bodies cat in the surrounding 5 miles crapping on my garden,there's even one with no tail that just stares me out while he's there, hard as nails.Berberis has been the only thing that has stopped them in that spot but then they go and choose a different spot in the garden,soon my garden is going to have that much berberis on it i will have to hang a machete at the top of the drive for people to visit.
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 10:29:30 AM »
Davey, hasn't your Other Half got a wee dog?  That's the best anti-cat device I know!
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 11:19:30 AM »
The Cyclamen purpurescens seed pods that are bursting must from last year's flowers?
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 11:31:51 AM »
Davey, hasn't your Other Half got a wee dog?  That's the best anti-cat device I know!
Maggie yes but he loves them we even caught him playing with a ginger tom taking turns to run around the dinning room table,he did try with the cat with no tail but got beat up(bless him)which cost us in vet bills.
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2011, 11:42:53 AM »

Ant...hony

I am quite happy not to have any ants of the creepie crawlie nature.

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The Cyclamen purpurescens seed pods that are bursting must from last year's flowers?

They are indeed I stated in last weeks bulb log that Cyclamen purpurescens has the longest time between flowers and seed ripening, almost a full year, that I know of.


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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2011, 12:32:34 PM »

Ant...hony

I am quite happy not to have any ants of the creepie crawlie nature.

;D

You can't have many slugs if the seed pods ripen untouched.
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Re: Log 29 2011
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2011, 02:35:30 PM »
You need to get some ants Maggi. It would reduce the number of crawling, flying, digging, biting, chewing and chomping critters around the place! ;D

I'll send you as many ants as you want Maggi....all colors and sizes...but don't believe Anthony for one minute.....you can have just as many "crawling, flying, digging, biting, chewing and chomping critters " to go with them as well ;D
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