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Waitrose and Slugs

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:26

I'm thinking of taking advantage of Waitrose's kind offer of free coffee grounds.  I'd like somebody experienced in these things to tell me whether or not coffee grounds actually do deter slugs.

I have my wheelbarrow poised in Waitrose and I'll fill it full of used coffee grounds once you give me the go ahead !

Thanks in anticipation

Chris

Plants resistant to slugs

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:16

Thankyou all so much !

Theres plenty to be going on with there !

I didn't think so many were resistant !

Chris

 

Plants resistant to slugs

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:22

I have a medium sized garden and try to go organic where possible.    I am planning to buy a number of perrennials this year,  but want them to be slug resistant if possible.

I already have campanulas, phlox, penstemmon all of which exhibit good resistance ... can anybody suggest any other plants exhibiting such resistance ?

Thanks,

Chris

 

Care of lily bulbs over winter

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:48

Thanks for that,  you're right I have lifted them ... I usually don't.

Do you have trouble with Lily Beetles ... the only way of getting rid of them (apart from manual) seems to be Provado ... although I hate using the stuff !

Chris

 

Care of lily bulbs over winter

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 12:05

I have several lily bulbs which I'm trying to keep over winter ... what is the best way to do this ?

Some of the bulbs look like baby ones from larger bulbs ... can I keep them in an unheated shed ?    Should I bury them in earth /

 

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

Chris

Use of a Propagator

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:11

I have an electric propagator and have taken cuttings of penstemmon, pinks and clematis.  They have been in the propagator for 2 weeks.   I have misted inside the propagator,  but am concerned that it is too damp ... can anybody give me any tips about how damp it should be inside it ?

Thanks,

Chris

 

 

Slugs and Roofing Felt

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:46

I have a few frogs and also a few leopard slugs (which eat other slugs).   I wish I had slow worms, but if I'm lucky they may go into my compost heaps !

I don't like the idea of tar products so I may abandon this idea !

Thanks for all your help.

Slugs and Roofing Felt

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:22

I run an organic garden quite successfully except for a slug problem.

Last year I heard about a technique involving putting roofing felt around each susceptible plant. The theory is that the slugs hate the roughness of the felt and its smell !

Has anybody heard of this method ?  and if so, how successful was it ?

Thanks

Hothouse plant - help

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 12:16

I have an evergreen plant from Spain called 'Diplodenia'.  It has flowered outside for 7 months and now that its colder,  I've had to bring it inside - the room is heated and therefore fairly dry.

The plant has been inside for about a month and now the leaves have lost their glosssiness and many are turning yellow.   I have not been feeding it and have been watering it once a week.

Can anybody help please ?

Thanks.

Chris

Dipladenia and tendrils

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:49

I have a wonderful Dipladenia, which has not stopped flowering since April, when I bought it.

Its not frost hardy and so I've taken into my house. 

I believe next years flowers are on this years 'tendrils',  is this correct or can I cut them off as its growth is a bit rampant !

Thanks

Chris

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Waitrose and Slugs

Does the rumour that coffee grounds deter slugs hold water ? 
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Plants resistant to slugs

Suggestions please 
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Care of lily bulbs over winter

How do I look after them ! 
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Use of a Propagator

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Slugs and Roofing Felt

Anybody heard of this technique ? 
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Hothouse plant - help

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Dipladenia and tendrils

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Reviving a hedge

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Clematis and yellowing leaves

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Excessive cost of seeds

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Excessive dampness in shed

Is the presence of a carpet causing problems in my shed ? 
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Protecting a Hebe over winter

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raspberry--how-long-do-they-last-

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Ideas for shading plants please

 
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Scale Insects on my rose

 
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