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Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« on: November 15, 2009, 01:48:40 PM »
Probaly one for Saint -

Having a bit of a problem with very small flies accumulating within the soil of my indoor (cough) plants. Don't think they are doing any damage, they're certainly not nibbling anything, I think they rather like breeding in sumptous soil with plenty of warmth, light and moisture. Despite me squishing them (sorry, bit bloodthirsty) every time I water, they are gathering in force and beginning to take over. I think they may be planning to do their own CD.

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 02:28:52 PM »
Dear Nick

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with fungus gnats on your indoor (cough) plants. I take that it is two problems you have. The cough can be solved by getting hold of one of these Vicks Plants (http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week284.shtml). Works a wonder. For the Fungus Gnats, can I suggest a layer of sand, gravel or hemp fibers on the surface of your pots (cough twice)? You will find that the gnats won't manage to penetrate this barrier.   

Hope this helps

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 02:53:27 PM »
Probaly one for Saint -

Having a bit of a problem with very small flies accumulating within the soil of my indoor (cough) plants. Don't think they are doing any damage, they're certainly not nibbling anything, I think they rather like breeding in sumptous soil with plenty of warmth, light and moisture. Despite me squishing them (sorry, bit bloodthirsty) every time I water, they are gathering in force and beginning to take over. I think they may be planning to do their own CD.

Any suggestions?
I was going to suggest packing up your belongings and fleaing your house, might be better to follow StEvils remedy...... 

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Re: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 12:53:31 PM »
I remember the first time I had them flying ant things. Got home and there was millions of them in the house dive bombing me. I absolutely sh*t meself.

 

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Re: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 02:03:00 PM »
Having a bit of a problem with very small flies accumulating within the soil of my indoor (cough) plants.

Is this a euphemism?
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 08:22:22 PM »
Having a bit of a problem with very small flies accumulating within the soil of my indoor (cough) plants.

Is this a euphemism?

Isn't that a small tuba?

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 08:55:43 PM »
Is this a euphemism?

isn't that being like people less than 18 years old ?

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 08:57:42 PM »
..better than being under 18 and east of europe..
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Re: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 09:59:43 PM »
For the Fungus Gnats, can I suggest a layer of sand, gravel or hemp fibers on the surface of your pots (cough twice)? You will find that the gnats won't manage to penetrate this barrier.   

Thanks for that Saint, and for identifying the beasts in question. Mainly affects the two small plants - I suspected I had also been over-watering them and there has been a noticeable reduction since I reduced.

Is this a euphemism?

No no, Mr Allan - Euforia.
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Re: Calling Gardeners and Botanists (Militant or Otherwise)
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2009, 12:32:53 AM »
..Long grey mares-tail.
Shake your money maker tomatoes
I'd rather go bindweed

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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2009, 05:39:49 PM »
Need your foxglove so bad...

Who is Albert Ross?

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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 06:03:04 PM »
Who is Albert Ross?

Wasn't he on 'Behind The Maskito?'

..oops, wrong thread..

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2009, 05:08:21 PM »
Faster Pussycat, kiln, kiln .... ?! I'll get my coat!

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2009, 05:22:45 PM »
I'll get my coat!

...which has been eaten by moths....do spiders have a web site?
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