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When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 21:48

Clari - there will be an exact recipe on the web somewhere but the principle is to boil up a bulb of garlic in a saucepan of water for a while.  You then store the liquid in the fridge and use in a sprayer.  Think you have to reapply quite frequently.  If you search for "hanging hostas of hampshire" there is a youtube clip which shows you how

Overgrown Montana Clematis

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:46

Room for one on your new fence Fairy??


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:43

Oh dear Ggirl - there seems to be a few suffering from bugs at the moment.  Hope you pick up soon - there is even sun forecast for the weekend!!

Are French Marigolds still in 'Vogue'?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:28

Me too  Pots in the greenhouse to keep the bugs away from the tomatoes - but nowhere else.  Haven't got any tank tops in the wardrobe either.

however, black forest gateaux ..... Now you're talking


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:19

Loved your pic too Pottie.  Has your honeysuckle still got its leaves?  Mine is just bare twigs and flowers ....

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:05

We have a big hosta grower nearby. His advice is slug pellets on 14th Feb (the valentine day massacre) followed by garlic spray when the leaves come out.  There wasn't a nibble on his thousands of hostas when i went for a visit!


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 06:39

PS Lizzie - we bought a gizmo that plugs in the wall and extends the broadband signal to the parts of the house it didn't reach before (we got fed up of teenage girls perched on the stairs as it was the only place they could get connected) - i was sceptical, but it works wonders.  So now i can watch tv and browse too. Useful when the footies on (which seems almost every night at the moment)


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 06:28


Morning Archie, Morning Stacey 

All that talk of sausage and bacon sarnies (ketchup on both) is making me hungry.  But,like gardening, they are weekend only treats.  2 more sleeps ......


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:51

Back from team day - all opportunity of visiting the gardens were rained off.  More trees down on the roads round here - ground is too soggy to hold them up anymore.

still - at least we will have a summer free from hosepipe bans 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 06:40

Oh, i forgot !  Off on a 2 day work thing (team building/bonding stuff - Yukk).  Was really grumpy about it til i discovered yesterday that it is being held next to Saville Gardens in Windsor Great Park, and they have built in time for us to have a wander!  Forecast is awful, so hopefully others will abstain, and i can wander round in my wellies and raincoat on my own  (Team building, my ar***)

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