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snails

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 09:23

As they say - you can't have everything. Beer traps mean at least they die happy! Other things you could do - encourage birds; make a pond if you haven't got one; make log piles for hedgehogs, frogs, toads etc. You could also pick up the snails and release them in a local wood - just not too local as they have homing instincts and will come back to your garden!!

does anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 23:43

It looks like Amicia zygomeris- Chrisopher Lloyd liked them apparently

Salt and Vinegar

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 22:19

Hi, health and safety being what it is the caretaker is not allowed to use a weedkiller to spray the weeds erupting at the base of the school buildings. I have read that salt can be applied to the centre of weeds and it will kill them. I have also read that you can spray weeds with vinegar and that will kill them. Does anyone have any experience of these methods or suggest anthing else that will work. Thanks

Buying Pond Plants - which is best?

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 22:12

I've given away and sourced lots of plants on my local freegle website. I can never understand why pond plants are so expensive especially water lilies as they grow so quickly. Why don't you try your local freegle site, you might be surprised at what other gardeners give away. I'm giving oxygenator and a jar of mud from the bottom of my pond tomorrow to a fellow recycler.

Repotting a rhododendren

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 19:53

I don't see why you couldn't repot now. It might make it easier for you to keep it moist over the summer if it is in a bigger pot. A few things to remember - dead head it;   water it well a couple of hours before you plant to repot it. Make sure you use ericaeous compost - sometimes labelled - compost for acid loving plants; water it in . Try to repot it in the evening and then keep it in a sheltered and shady position for a few weeks as it settles in, keeping it well watered. You could also feed it - again using food for acid loving plants to help it put on new growth  and build up to make next year's flowers.

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:18

Looked - can't find the hazel thread. Could you tell me which forum topic it is under or post a link Kate? Thanks

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:12

No I didn't. I'll look for it and I would have room for one in our small wildlife area - nice idea. Thanks.

plant ID

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:08

Give us a clue - house plant, vegetable, perennial? What type of seeds did you sow? It certainly looks like a big plant but I've no idea what it is.

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:03

Well, you are all hired! I made £51.47 at my sale on Monday. I am thrilled! I was asked for more veg  plants so next year I will do a lot more veg - chillis, courgettes and runner beans were the most popular requests.

More room in the green house now!

Also thinking what I'll spend the money on for school! Any thoughts - I don't just want it to disappear to the mundane - compost and the like. Any ideas?

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 23:26

Sold them all for 50p each! Lots of staff bought before the sale actually started. Haven't totalled up my profit yet but will let you know how I got on. The children really enjoyed it and called out their wares like market stall holders.

Now, back to getting our olympic/jubliee plants ready for planting up after half term...

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