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Dahlias and Slugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:22

Thanks Verdun.  I think I'll try digging up with as much of the soil as I can and try giving them a bit of TLC.  In pots I should be able to protect them a lot easier.  The above are on a plot of land just outside property so perhaps I'll plant something a little less vulnerable next year.  

Dahlias and Slugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:10

Thanks TreeHugger.  They are in varying degrees.  There are some bits of leaves left on some but two or three of the plants look very pitiful.  





  They look awful but they were the highlight of my display

Dahlias and Slugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:24
My newly planted dahlias have been eaten back to the stems. Is there any way I can rescue them? I've tried egg shells and other organic methods to no avail. Unable to use pellets. I wondered if I should dig them up, put it pots and care for them that way but not sure if digging them up would do more damage. Thanks in advance, Emma

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 22:00

Thanks all for the comments above.  I'm in a new garden and discovered bindweed the last week.  It's come up very rapidly and is everywhere.  I've spotted as many of the plants/shoots with Roundup gel in the hope that it will die back.  Digging it up would be a nightmare as it is twined around so many other plants that are delicate and I'd like to keep.  

Any chance that if I use enough gel on enough plants it will make an impact for future seasons?  Obviously where possible I will try to dig up as well.  

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Dahlias and Slugs

Slugs have destroyed my dahlias 
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