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Shed questions

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 00:28
Bielly says:


I'm looking to buy a garden shed, but as this will be my first one I'm not quite sure the best type to go for.

I'm wondering if metal rusts easily. Or if light plastic suffer from grass stains and if so are they easy to remove. And then there's wood.

Would appreciate if pros and cons for each could be advised.

Thanks in advance!

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 As the comment from cornelly, as a pro sounds safe, then I agree with him as a con.

PS. how did you find out?

Your first Greenhouse will never be big enough, never mind your first shed. The bigger job you can pull off the better. 

Remember to leave some room to enjoy the loot.

Last edited: 08 June 2017 00:34:45

Black spots on under side of leaves

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 00:20
jennyporche says:

These were growing in the soil and appear to have the black 

things in them

This is the underside of my peony with the black thing

attached with what looks like a web. Anyone know what 

this could be?

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 It is certainly insect /pest damage / eggs. 

How would you like us to help you. 

What I mean is how far would you go to get rid of them?

PS. The first pic is a soil fungus. No worries there. It will probably help with the other pests. Never knock fungi!!!

Last edited: 08 June 2017 00:23:22

Bayer organic slug pellets

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 00:13
Tim Burr says:

At the end of the day, Mother Nature doesn't like a vacuum.

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 Create a vacuum/barrier around all sides of your property and the problem goes away Tim

Is that too nasty to be true???

Kill all the slugs and  you create avoid and all your neighbours slugs come in to the new pasture, you have created.

Not only that you create a clean area where other bigger animals like to mark their area.  We enjoy watching some rare animals in our area but the Domesticated type and poor owners spoil it for us. 

The one answer is to provide all your neighbours with all the pest, information answers and have your own haven in the middle. 

Unless you are a farmer and then anything you kill can be sold at market at a huge profit!!!!

If you have the land you can be licensed to shoot a slug with a 12 bore

Is it worth waiting

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 23:41
valerieroberts says:

hello friends, 

i went to Chelsea flower show and smelled a rose. City of York bred and sold by Peter Beales. It was advertised as very fragrant, and it did smell lovely. I ordered one and is happy in my garden. Unfortunately, there is no smell. Peter Beales tell me that it can take 3 to five years for a rose to establish and increase its perfume. They can smell the perfume on the ones in the nursery,  But some can't, maybe it's my nose. I am to keep fingers crossed. Has anyone found their roses without perfume develop in perfume as time goes on.  They hope my patience is rewarded.

the question is Should I ditch it

Many thanks for your thoughts.

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 What day did you go valerieroberts?

If it was the last few days then Peter Beales was out of City of York (climbing rose) perfume scents, that went with it. you have to spray it on. That is why it was cheaper. I would not worry as the scent only lasted 2 hour after spraying on and you needed to use a brush. (the brush was free with the sachet of scent )


PS. I thought all these east end con merchants died in the 1980's 

Last edited: 07 June 2017 23:47:10

Bayer organic slug pellets

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 23:27
Tim Burr says:

Chris789 says:

.....Not sure I agree with Monty on the frogs controling slugs the one's near my pond are the worst hit, in fact the only one without holes is near my front door!

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Well, we all know BBC licence funded Monty's garden is unlikely to have your typical common garden frog safeguarding his hostas. Probably has them imported in from the Amazonian rain forest.  

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 Frogs or slugs???

I'm sure we all know toads are the answer to slugs in the greenhouse. The question is how do you stop them getting in when trying to grow nematodes for the garden pests.

We never had this problem 20 years ago the frogs/toad/insects and birds did it all for us. 

What is Mother Nature up too. I hope I have not failed to attend (to) her temple. I may have become antgostic

Green eggs on my sweet peas! Friends or foes?

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 23:01

If you can't get your file image to post ( remember to use the camera logo top right above and wait 5 secs to see if it loads.) if not try green insect egg images with your search engine and see if you can find a pic to match. 


We can try and help from there. (is that the right there/their, they're) My life is in turmoil now.  with myself.

Last edited: 07 June 2017 23:06:49

Green eggs on my sweet peas! Friends or foes?

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 22:50


Green eggs on my sweet peas! Friends or foes?

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 22:38

Do they look like this?

Bayer organic slug pellets

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 21:48

Yes Mother Hen2.

Some Humans eat it, most mornings, too.

Ferrous phosphate is found naturally in your soil and is added to your food and in medical treatments.

Have you looked at the content of your breakfast cereal lately. 

Perhaps you have a wandering neighbour early in the morning.

Too much of anything is toxic.

PS. OH says cream cakes and Kit-Kat are the only exceptions and I must agree as she looks great and is growing well.

Last edited: 07 June 2017 21:51:01

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