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Slug pellets

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:26

Lots of info here - I don't know if it addresses your query but it does have lots of ideas to get rid of slugs. 

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:21

A cake with cherries in has to be one of our 5 a day!

And chocolate is made from cocoa, and cocoa is made from beans - that's another of the 5 ................... and I've got a slice of lime in my Campari .......... we have a very healthy diet don't we? 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:16

Hi Peanuts 

If you scroll down on this page 

you'll see what they say about this tendency. 

Hope that helps 

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:14

I'm not keen on chocolate cake, but I love cherries ...............

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:32
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Talkback: Monty Don

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:30

Hi Antonia - I think you're referring to green manures.  There are several different types of plant used for this purpose, depending on the time of year and for how long it is to remain growing in the plot. 

There's lots of information here 

I hope that's helpful 

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:25

And of course, it's the quality of the cakes!!!


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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:21

For me it's both of those instances, and all the other little times that someone remembers to ask how someone is if they've been under the weather, or remind them to pack a smile in their bag on a tough day, and the kindness of gifts of plants and seeds arriving in the post.

Also the patience of everyone - many have answered questions about how to grow tomatoes, sweet peas,  or potatoes, and how to prune a climbing rose, time after time, but no one ever says "Oh for goodness sake, just use the Search".  

And also the way everyone remembers that gardening is meant to be a pleasurable experience and they take on the cheering up of people who've had disasters with slugs or weedkiller or children sitting on a precious plant.

It all just goes to prove that gardeners are very nice people 

Laurel plants

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:10

That really is an impressive hedge - it's a shame they couldn't wait to prune it until after both the blooms and the nesting season were over. 

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What do you think?  
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Brown patch on lawn

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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