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Something is eating my chives.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:15
lazy gardener wrote (see)

You dont always see slime trails-but my money is still on slugs or snails-again have you scattered any pellets or anything else?-you did not say

Go out tonight after dark-with a torch-you might see a predator returning to the scene

Totally agree - you rarely see slime trails!

Something is eating my chives.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 16:40

Slugs or catterpillars in my experience.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:09

Grape Hyacinths are edible, but taste nothing like Chive (obvs onion like) - Grape Hyacinths taste like sourish green grapes...I suppose it will get lost in a salad but not something to go wild for!

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 20:53

1. I bought Mint and planted it in an area that few other things grow in. It started to invade next doors garden (I bad) but then it started to appear in my lawn and in borders metres away. I dug it out but now it is in 3 beds all coming up vigoursly, even though I keep strimming it. Really one to avoid.

2. I tend to leave seedlings in case they are something interesting. I know have to battle creeping clover, Bittercress and Crab grass...

3. I need to start grouping plants for impact. Am too much scatter plants here and there, where there are spaces instead of thinking what it will look like with time.

Slugs v Campanula

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:31

I find slugs eat new growth of Campanula but seem not to like them too much. Vine weevil will also eat Campanula and love to hide under veg on warm walls.

My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:03

I always keep the 'eyes' of the dahlia at almost soil level. It does help with waking the stalks up. Too deep and you risk them not waking, in my experience, at very least it slows them down for weeks.

My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 15:21
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I've found a guaranteed way to get something to grow is to buy a replacement - it will then grow and you will have twice as many as you needed 


I like the style!

My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 13:50

How deep in the pot did you plant the tubers, have you been keeping them damp and are the tubers solid?

I want to hide the houses at the end of the garden

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 18:54

Pleached trees are £££ and only a screen during summer.

You want an evergreen screen like Bamboo. Wne established it can easily get to 4-5 metres.

camellias leaves turning yellow

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 18:51

I would not jump to saying that the soil is too 'limey' as yellowing of Camellia is also a symptom of overwatering and wind burn. They also can yellow as the old leaves fall off and they are putting on a lot of new growth now. I would also say that Camellia are one of the few plants that need ericacious soil -

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