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* Red Dahlia *

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Depth advice

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 11:05

Do I need to put grit in the planting holes as my soil is quite heavy. 

Depth advice

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:43

Evening all


i have some purple sensation allium. Some that are half purple half green and some hiacynth bulbs.


my question is, how deep can I plant them. I would like to leave them in but worry I may dislodge or dig up when putting bedding in. 

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 00:39

Thanks for the info. Will research cost. do they build up in the soil or only effective for a period??

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 22:38


Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 22:37


Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 22:31

9ft square and 30" tall. Please I know that's way too tall but I wanted on on some concrete at the back of my house and my partner said he would do it for my birthday, low and behold....


i said why so tall, he said because I will need depth for root veg. No idea how big the carrots were when he grew up!!

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:46

Sad but they can't get in or out so no chance and the garden isn't big enough to introduce one. The dog would love a spikey friend!!

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:35

No chance of hedgehogs as my garden is built up and the raised bed is 20" tall so unless anyone knows of hedgehogs on stilts that won't help. I may put traps on and then these nema things in spring.


do share, what are they how do they work, are they expensive. Are there any cons?

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 22:40

Every night I take out the dog I spy sooooo many baby slugs on my raised bed! So can I introduce natural besties to eat them? Nema something's??


or do I just lace it in slug pellets???

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 22:37

Looks like my foxgloves have found a new home then. I have some perennial lobelia but I figure I will have to move most of my plants In spring to get my garden sorted! My partner keeps telling me im a pest and will never be happy!

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