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How to keep slugs/snails away?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 15:43

Aah durr I should have searched first. Sorry.



How to keep slugs/snails away?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 15:22


I'm new to gardening and just wanted to know, what is the best way to keep slugs and snails away from my plants?



Removing Ivy

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:42
landgirl100 wrote (see)

it can't get through the waxy coating on ivy leaves very easily. 


The picture I uploaded was from when we first moved in, I should have said. Since then, we have removed all the leaves and most of the roots. hoping it wont come back, but it has, thats why I posted here asked for next steps. 


the roots are deep beneath the soil and seems like they ave gone through the ground 

Removing Ivy

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 16:29

Thanks alot guys. 


As always very helpful. Appreciate it.


In regards to keeping it, I just don't like the look of it. I'd rather get rid of that and make use of that space for something else (I know i wont be able to use it anytime soon after the Gyphosate) 

I'd rather plant things that I can cook and with to be honest. But that's just my opinion really.

Removing Ivy

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 13:57
stuchers wrote (see)

Bought rosate 36 from Amazon 


Aah cool thanks, i'll be doing the same.

How much of it did you need in the end? 

Removing Ivy

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 23:56

Oh thanks. I see.

So is  Glysophate a weedkiller? If so, where can I purchase it from? 


Should I take the soil out then spray the area or spray it as is?

Removing Ivy

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 22:05

Hello guys,

When we moved in, the right side of the garden was full of Ivy (I think that's what it was), and I didnt like it. So after hours of manual labour we managed to get rid of it. Pulled out the stalks we could, but some were too tough and seemed it went under the flower bed. 

2 months later, can see signs of it growing back what's the best solution? 

I'm thinking of taking the soil out altogether now. on the ground floor, we can see it coming from out the ground bricked paving)


So what would you guys think the best way to tackle this?

 Btw, thats my garden hehe, please excuse the rubbish lol.

Best companion plant for Strawberry's?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 13:11

Aah cool thanks.


Quick question, would you say I should remove one of the Marigolds plants from the top because of the space issue? I have given them multi-purpose feed (diluted into water as usual) but should I get the slow release feed pellets too? or is that too much for the plants? 


I've been taking them in at night and bringing it back out in the day. I've done that for 2/3 days, so I might leave them out from tonight.


I've started growing chilli's too but indoors. hopefully it's fairly controlled indoors.

Best companion plant for Strawberry's?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:33



As promised


Lets see how we get on lol. 

Best companion plant for Strawberry's?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 22:49
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Ermm....I'm wondering if that's the right word now??  Basically, if they have been grown indoors or in a GH you can't just put them straight outside, you need to put them out in the day and bring them in if getting too cold, just to get them used to cooler conditions. 

Aah makes perfect sense. Sorry new to this all lol. Should I put it into the hanging basket and then harden it, or harden it in the pots? Or does it matter? lol


Orchid Lady wrote (see)


Cornish clotted cream Verdun, love it  I'm off down to Cornwall in the next month so will be able to stock up just in time 


Clotted cream mmmmm. Especially on scones and strawberry jam, heaven haha.

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