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Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:28

Ah, found it Channel 4, 9pm.  Set to record and remind - Cheers!


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:23

I've read it but not seen it yet - which channel Hosta?

Figs galore

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:17

I can see that possibly they're not to your taste Hosta - not even with goat cheese and honey

However, I've always thought they were like another piece of anatomy


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:15

Find out everything you can about them - eventually you'll find that you're more interested in them than frightened of them.

They're fascinating and beautiful creatures


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:02

They won't go after him if he doesn't go after them - but do watch him if he's eating food in the garden, or having a juice drink - they can go after the fruit and it would he horrid if he got stung around the face.

That being said one of my children ran through a wild bees' nest when he was a child and was stung all over his face - he looked quite a sight for a few hours, but a doctor gave him Vitamin C and he recovered quickly.

Don't let your child be frightened  of insects - just teach him to treat them with respect, and until he's old enough to be relied on to do that, keep an eye on him when he's in the garden ... which is what you'd do anyway

.And why would you want wasps in your garden?  'Cos they're beneficial insects and  the Gardener's Friend

Can you help please?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 15:54

Sweet corn flowers

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:49

You're not the only one Seamus - we had this query a short while ago

We had no answer

If you're a member of the RHS you could try emailing them a photo, or emailing the seed company?

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:43

We have Spanish slugs here too - they are voracious - I get rid of them.

The John Innes Centre (a mile up the road from here) is doing a lot of research locally into slugs  and they have a very good ID chart here

Superficially a Spanish Slug might be mistaken for an Arion Rufus as it could be described as orange-ish , but the Spanish Slug is a muddy brownish orange, whereas Arion Rufus is a bright orange.

Was the one on your kniphofia really this colour Verdun?


 or was it more like the ones here?



Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:27

The big orange ones leave my hostas and my delphiniums alone - like you I only say what I have seen.   It's the keel slugs and yellow slugs that seem to do the damage here.  I do my best to get rid of them - I leave the orange ones and the leopard slugs alone (although I did take one to Snoodle's garden the other day ).



Posted: 30/08/2015 at 13:34

I assume it was your boiler that was serviced Steve

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