Latest posts by Dovefromabove

creating a soil bed for bushes

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:42

I would add some well rotted farmyard manure and mix it in well. The earthworms will find their own way there. 

Make sure you fork over the soil at the bottom of the "trench" to make sure it doesn't form a hard "pan" which would cause drainage problems. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:19

DD ((hugs)) take care of yourself. I've done the leaving a lovely place as Wonky knows. It'll all turn out ok in the end. Once a gardener, always a gardener. 

Always remember you have real friends to lean on here xx


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:08

I'll join you Topbird - just in case of a relapse you understand :)

Organic eradication of slugs and snails in beds!

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 16:10

Lots of regulars on here have found that they work well if you follow the directions.

I've not used them, but this garden has very gritty soil and doesn't seem to get too much slug damage (famous last words)  

Organic eradication of slugs and snails in beds!

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 15:29

Yes, the sheep's wool pellets are organic - as are nematodes 

Good luck 

Removing Ants

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 15:24

Hi John and welcome 

Several regulars on the forum have found that Nematodes are the most effective way to deal with ants

Good luck!

Bunny Rabbit in Garden

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 15:17
Ceres says:

.... Of course, it may have been eaten by something larger.

 I'm larger than a rabbit 

Vanishing slug pellets.

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 15:11

I agree - very worrying.  The main ingredient of metaldehyde pellets is cereal and yeast which will make it attractive to birds and animals.  

The blue colour is supposed to make them unattractive to birds and animals, but jackdaws are well known for being attracted to bright things so .............

antirrhinum sonnet

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 14:48

I agree with Nut ... as usual 

Can anyone tell me what this is please.

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 13:34

Yes looks like Salix caprea (Goat Willow) to me - as has been said they seed all over the place - unless you have a garden of several acres with room for a large wildlife area I'd recommend pulling it up.  It's not a fruit tree. 

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