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Compost

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.    

 

Plant identification please.

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 19:41

Thanks everyone for your replies. This is in a mixed container along with a begonia, a fuchsia, and marigolds. I'm not sure how the fuchsia will fit in with the orange and yellow ones but I will see when it flowers. Still very good value for £4.99 I think!

thanks again for your input.

Plant identification please.

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 09:58


 Can anyone ID this flower in a lovely planter I bought from Aldi for the very reasonable price of £4.99?

Goldfish with feelings!

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 09:45

Thanks for your input, all, I will keep a close eye on things and mull over all the advice I've been given

Goldfish with feelings!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:22
  1. Oh dear!

Goldfish with feelings!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 20:09

Thanks for that advice pansy, I will try to separate him but they are very difficult to catch in the pond as they swim deeper if they feel threatened. He did seem to go better for a few days but the rain overflowed the bucket with the tadpoles in, which I had placed in the pond, and some taddies got washed overboard and I'm pretty certain that over eating in his problem. I will withdraw feeding them as that seemed to do the trick before if I can't isolate him.

Asparagus Beetle infestation - Help!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:37

I had this problem but the only advice I could find was to pick them off and also cut the foliage in winter time really short as they overwinter in these. I'm afraid to say that I gave up trying to save them in the end but will await any advice coming your way with interest

Goldfish with feelings!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:26

One of my goldfish has swim bladder problems by eating too many tadpoles I suspect,and I keep finding him lying horizontally on the surface of the pond looking dead but swims away if prodded. The curious thing is that the other fish seem to dislike this behaviour and swim under him to bump him up the right way. I callef my OH out to witness this behaviour as I knew he would never believe me. Has anyone else seen this sort of thing?

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The Andromeda Gardens 
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what is eating my Christmas cards?

 
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Winter flowers

 
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Frog spawn at last.

I had given up having any frogspawn this year 
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Grow bags, where are they?

I would like to start some salad stuff in a grow bag 
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Coffee grounds and slugs

Did you know it is illegal to kill slugs with coffee?! 
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Plant identification please.

I bought a gorgeous planter from Aldi but do not recognise this flower 
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Goldfish with feelings!

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. 
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