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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.

Compost

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:42

Thanks Artjak, I will certainly give it a go. 

 

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

Discussions started by daydaisy

Frog spawn at last.

I had given up having any frogspawn this year 
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Last Post: 12/04/2016 at 17:40

Grow bags, where are they?

I would like to start some salad stuff in a grow bag 
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Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 15:34

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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Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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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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