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Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:10

I'm in the South East and we have the same problem.  I'm going to start some stuff indoors and just wait until the veg patch dries up.  Compared to the rest of the country I think we've got it easy.  Try the what to do now on this website for suggestions.

 

Egg Shells

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:04

I use sheeps wool around plants and find slugs don't like it, however you do need to have a sheep farm just down the road! 

If you have a friendly farmer you could offer to buy a fleece they are only worth a couple of pounds each so a fairly cheap way of dealing with slugs, it also makes your hands soft!

the vernon geranium company

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:55

I bought a plum and a greengage tree from T&M, with the assurance they would be covered in blossom and fruit after the first year of planting, so far after three years there has been approximately a dozen blossoms on each and no fruit.  I contacted the company and never had a reply.

I wondered how Vernon Geranium knew my details, this thread explains it.  Can anyone recommend a mail order company?

Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:42

What a lovely idea, I have a mahonia in flower at the moment and it's fragrance is amazing.  

Nasty stagnant pond

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:37

I would just use water and a gentle scour with a nail brush.  

 

Is now the time to move a rose?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:34

I've just bought some bare rooted roses from the pound shop and planted them, so I down see why you can't move one as long as the ground isn't waterlogged.  I always put a banana skin in the hole when I move a rose, something to do with potassium!  Good luck.  

 

conflicting answers

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:27

Could you talk to your Citizens Advice Bureau and or the police about anti-social behaviour.   

Container drainage

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:18

I don't use anything in the bottom of my pots as I found that the dry out too much in the summer.  I try to only bottom water my plants so they can take what they need, also top watering washes nutrients out of the soil.  I use a good mix of compost, John Innes, and slow release fertilizer, seems to work ok for me.

Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 16:12

I've used them in the past and had great results, you could try a collar of sheeps wool, old jumpers or wool pellets that you can get in the garden centre.  I keep chickens they eat more slugs and baddies than anything I know.

reduced plants at b and q

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 15:45

Lavender and box always look rough at this time of year especially if they are pot bound and neglected.  If they are cheap then you could repot them and leave them until spring, might be worth a punt.  The compost they usually use is cheap and they exhaust the nutrients or have them washed out by rubbish watering.

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