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Posted: 16/02/2015 at 11:45

I also find Lupins grow so fast in spring/summer that it outgrows any slug damage very quickly. A small amount of slug pellets would help in early spring but only if you want to.

Back garden privacy

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 11:16

I would put up a 6ft fence as well. All plants planted will take years to give a really good privacy belt and a fence will really help.


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:51

Yip, Celmisia spectablis. Lovely plant that is difficult to find - I have been on the out look for it!

Hostas - Any Advice out There

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 11:13

"The point is to scatter thinly around all susceptible plants and not to turn the earth blue."


LOL. I have seen people literally cover the top layer of pots with the blue pellets.


Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 09:57

I thought the trend for raised beds was to make an area look nice? Rendered ones tend to incorporate seating and you can see plants better by being at eye level. It is more a garden room trend.

How to get rid of Gorse

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 11:35

Diluted Chlorine bleach will kill it.

Plant ID please

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:26

You really need to take pics of them in leaf...

Black squirrels

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:25

Looks quite nice. You get black squirrels in Canada and northern US states, so not unique.

echium pininana

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:04

It looks large enough to flower this year

Paraffin Heater

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:02

Greenhouses can be as cold as the outside, so a heater is still needed until April. Worst thing is to have lots of seedlings going and you get a late frost that kills them - has happened to me. I also use a paraffin heater as my GH is too far from my house for electricity. I only put it on when below -2C is forecast.

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