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underground slugs

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 08:12

Agree with Dove, we need to knoe more about these 'slugs'

Is my newly planted Quercus Ilex dying?

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 14:39

@Marc Assis - Quercus ilex /Holm Oak do well in moist soil. They are tolerant of drought when the root system is developed (2 years after planting). So my suggestion is to keep them well watered for the first few years.

 

All I want for Christmas is...

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 11:31

Warmer weather and for it not to rain so much
Summer house (to sit out in summer and for my tropical plants in winter)
Some tall Bamboo
Everyone to have a happy Christmas

HELP... Hundreds of strange eggs on my lawn and soil?

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 20:14
sotongeoff wrote (see)
blairs wrote (see)
sotongeoff wrote (see)

They look a bit like slug/snail eggs but those are usually white in small numbers and hidden-did this suddenly appear overnight?

Are you sure they are eggs-what happens when you squeeze one and how big are they?-the picture might be deceiving?

They look NOTHING like snail or slug eggs. Slug eggs are much, much smaller, yellowish tinge and clear. The pic is large, solid silver man-made things.


I did say a bit like,a different colour,usually hidden and the picture might be deceiving,how big are they and what happens when you squeeze one-so sorry- but dont get the point your making???

Dude, they look nothing like slug eggs, there is no comparison. Nothing wrong in being wrong but do not post stupid answers that do not help and make people question your knowledge.

HELP... Hundreds of strange eggs on my lawn and soil?

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 15:11
sotongeoff wrote (see)

They look a bit like slug/snail eggs but those are usually white in small numbers and hidden-did this suddenly appear overnight?

Are you sure they are eggs-what happens when you squeeze one and how big are they?-the picture might be deceiving?

They look NOTHING like snail or slug eggs. Slug eggs are much, much smaller, yellowish tinge and clear. The pic is large, solid silver man-made things.

December offers online

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:49

I would avoid the Peonies...the roots sent to me from T&M earlier this year came to nothing  for me and I am good at salvaging plants.

shredded pansies

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:45

Shredded would make me think Slugs...slugs are the main enemy of Pansies from my experience. Birds might be going after greenfly or other insects I suppose. Not seen Caterpillers on Pansies but Moth caterpillers are still a pain at the moment so are a possiblity but they tend to eat and not shred!

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 13:05

A general note, if you want to cut wet grass, then spray the undersides of a mower with spray with WD40 lubricant. That stops it clogging up and makes it easy to clean afterwards.

competition

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:56
Lyn wrote (see)

Has anyone on the site ever won anything, I go in every competion and never had a thing!

I won a seed box a few months ago. Total surprise as I also never win anything. It will stop the mice eating all my saved seed this winter - I had them all labelled in envelopes and stored neatly and the mice tore through them and ate all my Freesia and other bulbs! Not this year thanks to Gardnersworld.

BARE ROOT ROSES

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:26

Put them in a pot and cover with compost and water - they will be fine till spring.

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