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Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:53
  1. My experience is that geraniums will flower again later in the year if you cut off the dead flowers. Far from weakening the plant it strengthens it as it doesn't have to use energy to make seed . 

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 08:25

The truth is that no one can police this stupid law but according to ''The Garden'' magazine the thing is to discourage people using their own methods of slug control which may be harmful, Talk about a nanny state.????

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:23

The article definitely said the use of coffee grounds as a slug deterrent was illegal and the fines for doing so we're quite heavy!

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:14

I was wondering if it would harm some kale plants I had just planted,  to put coffee grounds around them so my OH googled it. Imagine my surprise when he found out that it was illegal to use coffee grounds to deter slugs as pesticide tests have not been carried out on coffee grounds! It is alright, apparently, to use them as a mulch or to enrich compost. So now we know!  

How do you clean old labels

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:44

I have been known to cut up margarine cartons when necessary though you have to use black markers on them!

How do you clean old labels

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 16:31

I use pencil on my plastic markers. It usually lasts the season and then is easily rubbed off with an eraser.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:42

Thanks Artjak, I will certainly give it a go. 



Posted: 23/05/2015 at 20:13

Artjak, what do you use in your homemade compost? I presume you add something to compost bin stuff To get it right. I have recently bought a sieve with good intentions but have yet to use it.

The war on slugs-

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 19:57

When my cat died I had lots of cat litter left over, the woody variety. I used it around my runner bean plant lets and it worked a treat, so much so I've considered buying some more. Cat litter is absorbent and slugs like to remain moist so I can see how it may work.

What are these two rockery plants called ?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 19:51

They look like Alpine plants to me Nenah. The second one looks like an Alpine phlox which I have. It bares little pink flowers if it is the same plant. It will be easier to identify them when they have flowered.    


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Discussions started by daydaisy

Coffee grounds and slugs

Did you know it is illegal to kill slugs with coffee?! 
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Last Post: 18/06/2015 at 08:14

Plant identification please.

I bought a gorgeous planter from Aldi but do not recognise this flower 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 19:41

Goldfish with feelings!

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 09:45

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Is there anything I can do to stop the rot? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 16:19

Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 00:35

I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Due to a spring holiday I have had to buy my tomato plants this year. 
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Last Post: 29/04/2015 at 09:44

The history of the land we call our garden.

What have you found in your garden? 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 11:34

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

This little plant has appeared in an unloved part of my garden. 
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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 19:07

Composting moss

Is it OK to compost moss or should it be put in the green bin? 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 18:10

Gardener's World programme

seeds or Is it legal to bring seeds back from abroad to UK?i 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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