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Absolutely enormous slug

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 20:39

Glad to say they were  down the Lane, not sure I would like to tread on one in the garden in the dark!

Absolutely enormous slug

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 09:32

After the nonsense about the Spanish slugs (and the article was about as scientifically stupid as one can get) I looked at the slugs which I often see on my early morning walks. I found at least a dozen longer than 6 inches and one which was 8 inches long. These were all the brown/black (same species by the way) ones. As said they are carnivorous. they eat other slugs. I think the British record is 16 inches long by the way, but not sure about that.

Help needed........

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 17:53

Typical mistake in having the path going right down the middle of the plot.

Still, what you need to ask yourself is what you really want in your outdoor space, before doing anything to it. Make a list of things first, then see if you can fit them in and where.

Hellebore varieties - suggestions please

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 21:35

The tip came from a Hellebore site on the Interweb thingy. I tried it last year and have just fiinished potting up the hundred or so self sown seedlings which I got. I think I have only lost a couple out of that number, which is good going. Now if only I could manage to do that with x ballardii seedlings. I can get the seed to germinate, I can dig up self sown ones, but nary a one have I ever managed to get to replanting size.

If you can get hold of it. H. thibetana is a beautiful thing, flowering for me in later January/early Feb.

Hellebore varieties - suggestions please

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 18:08

Now Mr .Jones. Helleborus x hybridus makes new roots during the colder months of the year, for some reason. That is why it is recommended to split or move them in October.

For those trying to transplant seedlings, never ever let the roots dry out, not even in the slightest. If digging up from the garden( self sown ones) drop them into a bucket ot water to bring back to the potting shed. Even a short distance can be fatal.


Posted: 21/10/2012 at 21:11

No idea, we have at various times bought all the colours available, now they are all the usual red.

is it a fungus?

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 21:26

In both cases as suggested gum oozing from the bark can be a sign of Bacterial canker.

Garden Gallery

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 16:01

Glad you enjoyed the old homestead. The weather has played a big part in it this year. We just have not been able to keep it up to the standard we like it to be. There is always next year though.

Inherited pear tree help

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 21:22

Pray for drier, warmer Summers!

Saxifrage brown in middle?

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 21:20


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