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slugs / snail eggs

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 06:53

Did they look like this?  I found these yesterday when I was planting out a pink for the side border out front:

Ugh.  I assume they were slug/snail eggs and was going to start a new thread until I spotted this one. Can anyone confirm I've foiled the slugs' dastardly plot to conquer my garden?



Posted: 01/07/2013 at 06:44

Morning everyone (not wishing to leave anyone out!)  Seems everyone had a nice weekend, including me.  Chopped down the last of the hideously overgrown pyracantha, which means more stuff to burn, and some quite thick trunks to add to my fledgling log pile, which I hope will become home to hedgehogs in time.  Tour of garden this morning...peonies going over now, verbascum almost done and very floppy, but lysimachia flowering like mad, eryngium, dahlias starting to come out, geraniums, verbena (bedding and bonariensis), and the fuschia in the container I planted up a month ago is having a fight with one of the adjacent petunias.  And strawberries getting plump, wish they'd hurry up and ripen.  I'm going to post some pictures on the garden gallery thread if anyone fancies a look.

Anyway, enjoy the day, I've got work later but then off for two days, lets hope the weather stays nice.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 09:22

hmmm not sure how to add a balloon....



Posted: 28/06/2013 at 07:16

Morning all, just  a few minutes now and I shall be go home and sleep all day ready for tonight   Never mind, it's raining in Birmingham and probably back home as well, so I might as  well sleep.   I can look out for those completely white foxgloves I saw on the way last night and fell in love with.  Have a good day all.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 07:12

Lovely  pics again all.  Saw a totally white foxglove on the way to work last night and fell in love........

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 11:28

I've just re-read this thread...maybe you should just move.  Your garden is much-loved I'm sure, but making a new one is very exciting.  Pick a nice quiet area and have a nice life.  Others on here are right, falling out with your neighbours is very stressful, if you can afford to move then do it.  If not, then go with Andy's suggestion, make another seating area at the other end of the garden.  The brick wall and ivy also sounds good.  At the end of the day, only you can decide what your priorities are.  Good luck.

My garden compared to a year ago ongoing...

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:23

Fantastic! you must be so pleased, thanks for posting, it's always great to look at everyone else's gardens!

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:19

I'm very lucky, both of my immediate neighbours are lovely, and there's not too much bother from the whole street, summer barbeques and parties but that's about it.  I'm inclined to go with stinky plants, and perhaps a drastic redesign if it bothers you so much, that's what I would do.  And I would probably be a little blunt with her, in a polite way, Dove's suggestion is excellent.  Oh and a water feature is also good, something with a pump that constantly bubbles and provides a peaceful distraction.  My old neighbours had a couple of small ponds with carp and the sound of running water all the time was lovely.

Hope you find a solution to the problem, keep us posted.


Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:07

Morning all! Guess who overslept, woke up at 8am and had to drive son to school? Having a relaxing cuppa now before I hit the garden.

Matty, enjoy your holiday!

Gilly - just have a look, there's no harm in that

Bev - enjoy your day, the beach drive to work sounds divine.

I'm on 2 nights now so I will be sleeping this afternoon and working all night.  Won't be back in the land of the living until Saturday lunchtime. Take care!

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:01

I don't have pets - I already have 2 children and a full-time job so I decided many years ago I would not have another hassle.  When I retire I'm having a dog (either a Staffordshire or an English Bull Terrier, haven't decided yet!) but woe betide if it digs up the garden or eats the plants.....

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