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Worms/Leeches climbing up house wall...?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 00:10

When its wet I get many worm/leech type critters climbing the rendered white walls of my house.... anyone else experienced this - and are they a pest to be concerned about?

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 00:06

Some varmints also stole my tulip bulbs from a tub (and obviously from the borders as well) - are they poisonous too?

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 00:08

Hmmm .... not sure about that - only had about 6 snow drop flowers out of around 250 that were planted - a bit the same with the yellow flower thingy that comes up about the same time - only one appeared - just with foliage.   

There are bore holes in both the borders and the grass around 1" across.  A mouse of some sort was found drowned in one of my watering cans (just yesterday)...see pic..

Cant' seem to add a pic - its obviously a lot more tricky than other sites? - none of the above 'icons' seem to offer any help?...It was a long rear legged varmint with pretty large ears is about the best I can offer.

So I figure slugs and mice has been my downfall!!



What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:35

Yes - we back on to fields so I suspect mice.....

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 16:34

OK - thanks for that ..... I'll try keeping the faith - maybe they are just late - yet 6 or more have already come up and finished.... so I'm not holding my breath....

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 22:20

Maybe...... just odd to see none whatsoever in my area ..... so maybe not climate - more 'pests'??

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:57

Hmm - what I think I will try is a tub planted only with snowdrops and 'netted' - as a 'test' and see what happens.....

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:30

Planted loads - some in the green but most as bulbs) a couple of years back.... had quite a few come up last year (but not as many as I planted!)

This year just around 6 have come up looking feeble.....

My garden is on the North Cornwall coast - around a 10 minute walk to the beach - we get lots of strong winds and plenty of rain but never water logged.  Beds are mulched and the cornish 'hedges' (walls) are not.  Neither area has produced.  When I walk around locally there are no snow drops in gardens.... and yet I understood snow drops to be able to flourish just about anywhere .... anybody found similar/ Is it down to location?



leather jackets - artificial grass!

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 00:28

It seems leather jackets and chafer grub killer is longer available.... 'for domestic gardens' .... this phrase is now regularly 'trotted out'... for nearly all pests it seems... I've been down the nematode route for some time.... but its still not effective enough.....ts a dilellema .... "save the planet' or just 'get rid' without harming other species ... no answer yet it seems.... meanwhile the leatherjackets devour my lawn with or without nematodes.... :-{

Jelly Palms (Butia Capitata) - anyone any experience?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 23:33

Read conflicting reviews - hardy to -10 ..... only hardy to 0 degrees? - a bit like canary island date palms (canarensis) - only down to 10 degrees?? - not minus 10 just 10 degrees - what nonsense - I managed to keep the growing tip going in minus 5 with minimum wrap....

Anyway .... now live near Newquay, Cornwall (not Hertfordshire as before) - and just purchased two Capitata - stunning looking palms - just hope they can put up with the salty sandy winds (just 15 minute walk to the Ocean) - and maybe a chilly winter? - Ive found wrapping can cause more harm.... the growing tip remains wet and cold for too long ... never gets the chance to 'dry out' - and too late when spring comes around, any hooo .... any hands on knowledge much appreciated!


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