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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:42

i have loved reading all this great laugh

Help with horsetail

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 15:12

we moved last year and our garden was full of this dreaded weed. as someone above states  the only thing that will damage it is kurtail.  but you must not spray it near any plants you wish to keep .

unfortunatly this weed is clever, and although you kill it in one space its root system is so deep (up to 8 ft down) that other branches pop up elsewhere

. apparently it does not like good soil and thrives on bad soil ect. before we found kurtail we dug right down tried to remove the roots, we used other weed killers with no joy .

we were going to put a patio down over a section of garden but the weed can easily push through that  . so our only option was to relawn and we keep pulling up any odd ones we see , we seemed to be doing ok but our neighbour who adjoins us , doent do anything to his and it is still popping through

. from what i have researched we will have this pest for ever , apparently when one of the big volcanos , erupted Horsetail /meresweed whatever you call it ,was the first plant to regrow on site , and it was here on earth in the prehistoric times . so as you can see it is a bit of a problem but can be contained with a lot of effort.

   a chap in the garden center told me it is many times worse than the dreaded japanese knotweed.  but just keep on top of it  you can live with it.its just a nuisance. good luck


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:39

thanks for the info, the other 2 plants that you say mauybe comfrey have very soft velvety type leaves , but the ones hubby dug out looked just like the comfrey leaves but felt prickly all over the leaf and when i tried to piull one out the stems really seemed to sting so much i dropped the plant , that is why hubby dug them out rather than attempt to pull them out.


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 19:07

hi again here are some photos of the plants ,the plant that felt fuzzy and did sting abit unfortunatly my hubby had dug them out  the other day. hope you can see from the pcs what they are cheers.


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:43

hello im sorry i dont know how to put a photo on computor but when hubby comes home i will ask him to do it, the leaves look just like a foxglove . thanks for speedy response appreciated


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:38

hi i need help i love foxgloves and know i had a couple last year but suddenly my soil seems overrun with what looks like foxglove leaves but i dont think they are, one of them was quite fuzzxy and stung a bit when i touched the leaf. the other one feels very velvety can anyone advise please


help needed please

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 23:27

bridget 2 thankyou so much for your offer and if i lived near you i would gladly accept your offer , but sadly i dont . thankyou for the kind thought.

help needed please

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 23:42

oh thankyou so much for all the advise much appreciated,i will now look for the katherine plant which sounds nice especialy as that is my daughters name


help needed please

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 23:27

hi , i am looking to buy a lilac tree, i just love the scent and it reminds me of my childhood. whilst looking around a lilac shrub/tree keeps appearing syringa vulgaris it looks pretty and it says it is highly scented/ 2 questions does anyone know are they highly scented as described and is the scent the same as what i call old fashined lilac?  i would be so grateful for any advise as i dont know much at all and dont want to get this wrong . thanks.

good loppers?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:22

thanks for the info will look them up cheers

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help needed please

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good loppers?

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