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Latest posts by Berghill

underground slugs

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 16:54

I am very sorry to disagree with so many folks, but Slugs do not live underground. They live in the leaf litter on the soil and may appear to come from within the soil but they are surface living creatures. Nor, do they eat roots. Their preferences are for green leaves, decaying leaves and mostly for each other.

underground slugs

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 09:20

Sound more like cutworms than slugs. the only slugs in Britiain that live underground are keeled slugs and they mainly eat things like potatoes.

Tagetes Minuta

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 10:33

Tried this one year, but the plants did not thrive, the couch grass choked them to death!

Aut of control Laurel bush

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 09:17

And quicker than you would think too.

Sycamore trees

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 10:13

The leaves do not rot down into useful leaf mould easily either.

Sycamore trees

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 20:56

And are greedy feeders with very wide spreading roots. Wood burns nicely though.


Posted: 03/12/2012 at 16:26

And I hope the winds you get are not as cold as the ones which whistle through here in April. We lose all the new growth on any Hydrangea macrophylla so as a hedge they would be useless. They are also deciduous so not a lot of protection from the wind to be gained in Winter either.

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:13

Just discovered they have chewed their way out again, this time through the corner of the door. More work for me. Did find a dead one in the water butt, so the poison might be working at last.

Buying plants on line

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:09

We were very lucky when we began here, a Nursery in our old town was very very cheap (like 10 shrubs for £8.90). Last time we went back there the cheapest shrub was £12.99 for one.

We still look in the bargain corner where ever we go. Amazing what you can pick up, only need ing a little care and attention.

I must admit that I like to see what I am buying which is a bit hard on-line.


Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:04

PS. The only reason our lane is not ankle deep in discarded drinks cans, plastic shopping bags of Supermarket picnics, things which fall out of the Bin lorry and such like, is because every now and then I don a pair of thick rubber gloves, take a plastic bag and clean the place up. We pay a huge amount in tax and get very little for it round here. No pavements, no street lights, no street cleaning. Even the gratings are only free of mud because we scrape it away.

Still a lot lot better than living in a town though.





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