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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!

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:02

How about astrantia? Liatris, lythrum?

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 22:43

West ish!

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:47

I had a geyser, heaucra, lupin, black wizard rudbeckia, hollyhock, scabiosa and dahlias In the bed. I have raspberries at the very left and back of the border. All grew well and flowered but pulled to sun.

 

the hollyhock didn't do too well with rust but grew like mad with the rusty leaves.

 

i have a foxglove to plant but I'm wondering if that would pull too. I have a little crocosmia type plant too with short strap leaves and that has done well. 

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:42

My gardeb us 2ft higher than other gardens and the trunks are about 3ft away from boarder if not more. I have enriched solid and fertilise and water well. Will try and put another picture.

 

plants have thrived here, just stretched and pulled to light!

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 00:22

Earlier in season ....

 

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