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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 12:57
Lyn says:

Dovefromabove says:

Hostafan1 says:

I use a laptop Dove,......

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 Well, that's my visual recall beginning to fail then 

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 No it's not Dove, that was my tablet you saw that day.

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Thanks Lyn 

Hosta help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 10:31
plant pauper says:

Hostafan amazed me (more than once ) by saying that he used only about a quarter of a tub of pellets per season. He has acres of the things so vigilance has to play a big part. I'm not sure what his surfaces are but he certainly has it under control.

Where is he anyway? It's awfully he up to mischief? 

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Does the site have 'stickies'?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 10:11

Nora   ((hugs)) 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 10:10
Joyce21 says:

Hosta I am a laptop Luddite. . . my mobile phone is ancient and doesn't take photos.

Other then that I am now not having any problems'   PLEASE  STAY

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 Joyce, my OH and I will be staying overnight with Hosta and his OH when we go to the West Country on our holibobs.  Any signs of him going AWOL and I will beat him into submission and glue his fingers to the keyboard.  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 10:05
Hostafan1 says:

I use a laptop Dove,......

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 Well, that's my visual recall beginning to fail then 

I'm very ashamed.

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 10:01
Hostafan1 says:

where's Dove with her spanky emoji?

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:37

Morning the rest of you 

Hosta ((hugs))  there must be a way to reduce the size of the pic - but you use a tablet don't you?  So I'm afraid I can't advise 

Wonky is having trouble posting pics too - she's having a conversation with Nora - maybe you should join in?  

Hosta help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:30

Oh, and as Verdun advises - keep areas around the hostas free from rotting vegetation, and handpick slugs on warm damp evenings.

This year I've also scattered suet pellets around emerging hostas to encourage the birds to rootle around and look for food in that area 

Hosta help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:28

Sadly slug pellets containing metaldehyde have been proved to be harmful to wildlife .  Pellets containing the active ingredient Ferric phosphate are thought to be much less harmful and are the only ones I use. 

I also use grit around emerging hostas and have used home made garlic spray if a particular hosta is badly attacked.

Nowadays for borders I tend to go for thick leaved hostas which slugs find less edible and use copper tape around pots containing other hostas.  

The results are perfectly acceptable (I'm not a perfectionist ;-) )

If slugs were proving a real problem I'd use nematodes 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 07:00

good morning all :) gdayPat :). On phone ( still in bed) and on phone so please excuse Typos. 

More meetings today. Hopefully I'll also get some garden time. Toms need potting on andust smarten up some lawn edges and put the weed & feed on front lawn.

Ill also make a spaghetti Bol in the hope that teenager likes it - she's not sure. (They all do don't they???)

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