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Latest posts by Fairygirl

slug topped lilies

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:03

Good luck with it Robert - it may not make it but worth having a go.  I always grew my lilies in pots because they were slug magnets in the ground, even with sharp grit round them, and like you, wet soil was always tricky . I then started growing the Longiflorum ones and found them to be more resistant. I had some in a large square metal container which I lined with polysterene. Slugs never touched them. 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:46

Congratulations BL 

I've often fancied Trilliums too. They grow well up here - they like the conditions. 

Might have to do h****work today since I got outside yesterday. 

Off for a look round here first


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:21

Think my wand's gone into meltdown Dove. I've tried waving it here too - but to no effect 

Glad you had a good day Woody despite the price. Thought they'd have let you in for nothing once they knew who you were....

starting a new 'Patch'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:15

What - just the one Scott? you'll need to go back for more once you get started on those Clematis!

I've often wondered how much produce gets used on allotments - unless you have a huge family to feed. Do you grow flowers for cutting too Peat?  

Very wet here too pansyface - as forecast 


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 21:03

I've got an industrial strength staple gun fidget - if you want it...

Dove - I really hope you catch the cretin. I had the same problem two months ago - £300 of damage but no chance of getting who did it. 


slug topped lilies

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 19:29

I'd cut the rotten shoot off Robert if it's really decimated. Unfortunately they're very prone to slug and snail damage. If you can use some form of slug control until the plant gets a little bit of growth on it that will help, though it's doubtful it'll recover for this year. If it's in the ground it might be worth lifting and potting it as it's often easier to keep slugs under control in pots.

Problem with strawberry plants

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 19:09

They need ventilation  when they're undercover Manchee, and that helps with pollination too. They can be grown perfectly well in big pots or if you have a wall or fence you can use, try putting trough planters on that. I did that many years ago when my children were small as it meant they could see them more easily. You'll find it helps with the slug issue as well! 

Mrs Fish

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 19:03

That's great Fishy. You must be relieved. Glad all's well. Love to you and MrsFish x 

Mike - hope you're keeping fine too x


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 18:53


Been quite busy outside today as it cleared up and was pleasant most of the time. Digging out more turf to make space for plants and sowing more sweet peas and lettuce etc. Will have to have something to eat - maybe not cheese though....

Off for a look round to see what's what 

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