provado in pots

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Tom2006
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provado in pots

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:14 pm

I keep finding vine weevils so got some provado and treated most of my pots. It was horrible white liquid. I added it as directed I presume it won't harm my plants at all?
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

kata

Re: provado in pots

Post by kata » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:42 am

Not if you stick to the Instructions Tom,

Yes, it is white fluid. It does'nt seem to stain which is great.

I have been using it all summer on and off. I don't think its any better than a cheap one to be honest. Its the wasps, those small ones if thats what they are thats the menace.

Little white moths that hide in the flowers. I bought a cheap alternative bug killer as its late in the season now and they soon scarpered :lol: :lol: So its a choice Tom.

Flowers are slowly dying now, my Acers are turning red.......what does that remind you of Tom...HAHAHAHA!!!!

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flounder

Re: provado in pots

Post by flounder » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:01 am

I haven't used provado vine weevil killer for the last couple of years, mainly cos I'm using a different compost mix (plus I keep forgetting!).
They love a peaty compost but a treatment with the stuff should last 6 months if I remember correctly

Tom2006
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Re: provado in pots

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:10 am

Thanks guys. What is the cheap stuff Kata? My provado didn't go far. I'm thinking of getting some nematodes.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

kata

Re: provado in pots

Post by kata » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:21 am

Any Tom,

Price would be from say B&Q (their own) around the fiver. I was in Ashton for a change on wednsday and got one from a supermarket along with a big slug bait (Organic) and the bug killer, also a Duracell two battery charger, plus two rechargable batteries all for £7.95 :lol:

I believe thats a Kerchunk/kerchink as they say. :lol: :lol:

Hoops

Re: provado in pots

Post by Hoops » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:21 am

Hi Tom
this morning i bought a bottle of Provado concentrate, it was just over £8 and when diluted makes 24 litres. Not bad really.

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Trudytropics

Re: provado in pots

Post by Trudytropics » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:48 am

Tom I have used nematodes in the past, they did a brilliant job on my slug infestation, but have a limited life and it can be quite pricy. Don't know if they work on vine weevils, as I did'nt have that problem :D

Tom2006
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Re: provado in pots

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:38 am

I have just gone nematode crazy. I've got some nematodes for vine weevil, slugs AND ants (which are very bad this year, even killing patches of my lawn!!) all on route. My garden will be crawling with nematodes! :lol: :? :?
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

Trudytropics

Re: provado in pots

Post by Trudytropics » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:58 am

I always remember thinking keep your mouth tightly shut when mixing nematodes with water, I was terrified some would splash into my mouth, the nematodes would then start eating me from the inside as well :lol: , I always did have a vivid imagination :lol: . Good luck with them they should have your problems sorted in no time icon_thumleft

kata

Re: provado in pots

Post by kata » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:30 am

Like,

march of the..can only find Dinosaurs...

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