Chris 7

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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 ?


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 ?



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 !



Reviving a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 13:05

I can give granular, water and then home made compost !    What more can these bushes want ?  I'm spoiling them !


Thanks a lot




PS I think its Darwinii !

Reviving a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:43

I've just pruned a hedge of Berberis and Choisya which is about 25 years old.  

It has never had any fertiliser or compost added to the soil or anything !

It looks a bit threadbare and sorry for itself at the moment and I'd like to try and revive it.

Can anybody help ?





white cotton ball looking stuff on plants in garden - also some cobwebs

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 13:49

I hate using Provado,  as I try to be organic,  but iy does do the job !

I had a really bad scale infestation on one of my hydrangreas .... I just rubbed them off and over a period of weeks they disappeared.



Clematis and yellowing leaves

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:58

Thanks Fairygirl.

Will do as you say !



Clematis and yellowing leaves

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:20

Thanks for suggestions.

Its in a large pot (12" diameter),  but I give it water every day ... this could be the problem.  Tomorite is strictly according to the bottle.

Have no pictures of it,  but it flowers about now with blue flowers which are about 3" in diameter.

Will water it less and see.


Thanks all for your help.

Clematis and yellowing leaves

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 13:42

I have planted a clematis in a pot, using good compost. It is now about a year old and 3 feet high and has not flowered.   The clematis was originally planted in my garden but was getting eaten by slugs.

I water it regularly and once a week with Tomorite.

I have just noticed that there is a gradual variation in leaf colour with the bottom leaves green and the top leaves a greeny yellow ... worryingly so !

I'd be grateful for the forums help.




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