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Plum tree vs ants nest

We planted a plum tree on top of an ants nest (i know).

Can anyone tell me what problems yhis might cause? Should we try to evacuate the ants, if so how?



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,665

    Try turning a hosepipe on and flooding them out.  Or try ant powderin covered bait traps.


  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Silly question maybe, but have you noticed any problems? If not, why not just let the two of them get on with it?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,768

    You'll need to water a newly planted fruit tree regularly, and ants like dry soil - they'll move on image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • MrsDinzMrsDinz Posts: 33


  • MrsDinzMrsDinz Posts: 33

    tree has only been in a week or so. Id rather the ants werent there so ill try the flooding technique.



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