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Latest posts by diggingdoris

buried snails

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 13:29

I keep finding snails half buried in the garden. At first I ignored them thinking that they were empty shells left by the birds, until I lifted one the other day and found a nice fat snail attached to a big mass of white eggs! It was obviously in the middle of laying her brood in the soil of one of my pots! So I am now going round the garden looking as closely as possible for more doing the same. Now I'm all for procreation... but I think there are enough snails around in my garden this year without making more!

HOYA - WAX FLOWER

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 19:38

I've had one for years but only as an indoor plant. Mine came from an Aunt who had the original in a sunny conservatory, but not sure how they would do outside.

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 19:29

Now that we've had a warm few days my tiny seedlings are growing fast. Must pot them on and keep them away from the hundreds of snails.

Alliums

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 18:38

Like most bulbs, I'd leave them to die down naturally so that the goodness goes back into the bulb. Also a good feed is what I give mine to strengthen them after all their hard work flowering.

Scrapbook

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 18:25

I hope the powers that be take notice of your suggestion Hollie-Hock.

Well done!

Scrapbook

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 21:36

What a good idea. I've often thought about that but never asked. Maybe there is a way that we have not found out about. Hope someone can help.

Mice

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 21:28

We found a dead mouse floating in the water butt one day last week. Thought the cat may have flicked it in from the flat roof nearby, But the next day there was another one. Do you think they run along the gutter and fall in or are they practicing the crawl ready for the Olympics?

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 21:12

I sowed some packet seeds on 13th May and nothing happened for 4 weeks. They are very slow growing and they are still only about 1cm high. Could be that wretched seed compost. I dare not prick them out yet as they are only just getting their 2nd leaves. At this speed I doubt I'll get flowers this year unless they get a move on!

Vibel French beans

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 21:04

Oh yes I remember that now. It's the old brain cells. Not what they were. Yes I wish I could get some more of those for next year. They were fabulous.

By the way kate, you really started something with your fork handles! Are you going for the record of the most messages and readers?

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 20:52

I think that the more people who grumble to Points of View, then the BBc will know how we all feel. I agree with gardeners wife that we did not need to talk for 45 mins before the match that was then on till nearly 11. GW would have fitted into that slot nicely!

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