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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:35

Great stuff Mike 

Glad to see you're on the mend - and back to your usual jokey self 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:32

I found a giant slug trying to hide behind a daffodil stem next to a clematis which he'd been feasting on....not any more....

I gave up on lupins many years ago - if it wasn't slugs it was greenfly. The garden at the time was pretty barren - I could probably have tried them again some years on when I had lots more predators coming in but by then I'd gone off them!


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:25

Don't know about good Lesley - but it'll be busy!

Some very ominous clouds looming so not sure if I'll get anything done when I get home. I don't have any problems with vine weevils normally. Not sure why that is  but I'm grateful anyway! 

Lots of leatherjackets uncovered when I've been digging out new areas in grass for planting. Birds have enjoyed those.

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:16

We know you like 'pinching' Verd - but it's doughnuts as well as plants....


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:51

I need to go and 'shake it up' and get ready for work  chick. Trouble is - there's a bit too much shaking at the moment ..



Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:38

Cue for a song Dove - # ah yes- I remember it well...


Damp here and not too warm either, well - it is about to be summer....

Fell asleep very early  last night so I'll go and have a look at all the chit chat now 

Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:30

I've never had any problem  using the forum, even though I'm not very techie, apart from when there was a hitch now and again which the GW tech team sorted. They are constantly trying to keep things running smoothly. Problems with photos are often down to the device being used rather than the forum. I wish this had been available when I started gardening - the instant advice from very knowledgeable people and the camaraderie is first class. Also, if you want to raise an issue you need to contact Daniel directly at Gardener's World - I don't think he has the time to sift through and read all the many threads we have on here. It would be a 24 hour job!

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:01

Not mice - most likely slugs or snails, or even rabbits if you get them. Mice will only eat the seeds, although  it's usually beans and peas that disappear. There are lots of methods to try to combat molluscs - copper rings, grit , hunting them at night and removing etc - with varying degrees of success .If it's hard to protect them in the open ground, grow them to a decent size in your pots and plant out. A bigger stronger plant can withstand the nibbling more easily!


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:07

Verdun never needs a simmit in sunny Cornwall  - do you love?

Just as well that thing only has one speed - you'd never be away from it...

What's the red basil like Dove? Taste wise I mean. 

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:03

Old threads resurrected Sweetpea - always a sign...

Best ignored ladies. 

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