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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:10

I use yoghurt pots - only half full of beer so they can't reach in and drink it - sink the pots into the soil but leave the top of the pub sticking out of the soil so the good little beetles don't fall in.

Some ideas here 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:02

It looks like one of the scale insects - info here 


More info here 

Euro Dahlia

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:00

Always good to hear of good service 

Help! Peaty and boggy soil ... any plant suggestions?

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 10:57

Gunnera manicata, Lysichiton americanis (skunk cabbage) and Petasites japonicum (giant butterbur) should all love the boggy conditions.  

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 10:53

I'm growing Campsis Radicans in a pot on my south-facing terrace - but the pot is about twice the size of yours - it's a wonderful vine, scarlet or orange trumpets - it may take a year or two to get to flowering size, but it'll look fab by your front door and be a real talking point 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:32

From what little I've read it seems to be to do with melatonin and it's effect on your metabolism - but there's lots more research to be done.

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:29

Again, a wisteria would need much more root space. 

Which way does that spot face? 

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:06

There's been no point in putting any slug pubs out for the past few days - I'd have been accused of watering the beer!!!

Poorly plum tree

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:02

Bumping up. 

Pros and cons of book writing.

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:00

Mike - if you're quoting from other books, then you need to state the name of the book and the author, either in the text as you go along, or in a bibliography at the back of the book.

However, I get the impression that your gardening book will contain information from your own experience and stuff that you carry in your head - you may have learned it from a book, but unless you're quoting an extract from that book then you should be in the clear 

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