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Hope your guides appreciate you Panda - sounds like you always have loads going on for them. You're a hero
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
Room for one on your new fence Fairy??
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!!
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
Loved your pic too Pottie. Has your honeysuckle still got its leaves? Mine is just bare twigs and flowers ....
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!
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)
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 ......
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