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Green manure

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 11:35
pitchroy wrote (see)

I have someone to dig the patch - the roots are dry - should they be dug in or removed?

Dig it all in.  Which sort of green manure did you sow?

Is my pond leaking?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 11:32

Why? It's evaporating at a millimetre or two a day?  What's wrong with that?  Even a plastic bowl of water left out in the garden will do that

Copper tape

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 11:23

My big tough Sum & Substance and Blue Angel cope in the border without too much slug damage, but I've got some softer leaved varieties now - remember I bought a Hosta Stained Glass Window from Burncoose last time we were down your way Verdun - last year the slugs did all they could to get at it - we were pretty vigilant but if we go away for a few days I'm afraid that Hefty Hedgehog may need a bit of help

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:51

Pretty magnolia, and some sort of prunus next to it - we'll get a better idea which one when the blossom is open

I'd get that willow out, replenish the soil with some well rotted farmyard manure (obtainable at all good garden centres) and have a look around for something you like to replace it with.


Copper tape

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:38

I have some hostas in terracotta pots - we've not had too much slug damage in the past, but better safe than sorry - do you find that copper tape around the pots keeps slugs and snails away from your plants? 

I've had a look on Amazon and reviews are very varied - some people claim that their slugs and snails walk right over it to get to the tastiest hostas!

Burpees golden beetroot

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:08

Just be careful eating raw beetroot - it can make blood pressure drop quite alarmingly and if you've already got low BP it might make you a bit poorly! 

Sadly for those of us with high BP the effects are transient

hosta and geraniums

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:06

They'll all be fine outside as long as you harden them off first

Ae they big enough to plant in a bed or will they need to be potted on to grow a bit more sturdy so they don't get lost?

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 10:02

I grow crocus in pots (stuffed full in two or three layers) - that way you get the wonderful spring colour - then the pots get put in a corner until the following spring.




Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:32

Max - Do you get magpies and/or jays in your area?  They'll take eggs from blackbirds nests.

Hopefully your blackbirds have started another nest in a more secluded spot

Is there a problem with the website today – it’s driving me nuts!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:21

I get the error message but I ignore it and my photos upload ok

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