Carol Kennard


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Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:00

Quite frankly with a huge garden, catching the little b*ggers is impossible for me. I've sourced a really good slug and snail killer which is very effective and kind to wildlife, pets and children. It's called Advanced Slug Killer. The blurb reads: Advanced Slug Killer is approved  for organic use in the UK by "Organic Farmers and Growers". It is attractive to both slugs and snails, and after eating a small quantity of the blue pellets, they stop feeding on your plants and will usually burrow into the soil - so there are no messy remains to deal with.

It remains effective after exposure to rain, watering and sunlight, and there is no interval required between application and harvesting crops.

The pellets are based on ferric phosphate which is broken down by micro-organisms to iron and phosphate in the soil, both beneficial for plant growth.

Birds, hedgehogs and other wildlife that eat slugs and snails will not be harmed, unlike with other commonly available slug pellets. 

The label says USE AS DIRECTED TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND PETS. Due to the mode of action it can be trusted for use around children, pets and wildlife, but never exceed the application rate or frequency to remove any risk of ingestion of a significant quantity. We have not seen evidence of the pellets being attractive to anything other than slugs or snails. Supplied in a container with a child proof safety cap.

What is this plant?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 16:13

Many thanks for your responses. I only saw a few types of mimosa which didn't look like this but your descriptions and links show it to be a dealbata.

What is this plant?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:56

I've just moved into my bungalow and the garden is fantastic. However there is a plant growing next to the pond that appears to possibly be a tree as there is a large trunk but there is a lot of new growth spreading outwards. It looks lovely but I would like to know what it is. I've tried looking on garden sites but no joy. Anyone know what this is?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32011.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32012.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

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What is this plant?

Unknown tree/bush 
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