Latest posts by figrat

Seedlings in greenhouse

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:35
I've found some teeny slugs and snails in the gh, guess they're hungry.

Seedlings in greenhouse

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 13:55
I'd think the culprits are slugs/snails - I use Eco friendly pellets sprinkled round the gh. It's also worth having a good look under staging etc as snails may well be lurking there in the daylight hours.
I'd advise action sooner rather than later, otherwise they might well munch the lot.

Talkback: Blind daffodils

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 11:39
Mmmm love the smell of hyacinths. Bloke's recently built me a new log store, with a flat roof. I've got a trough of hyacinths on there at the moment, they're just at nose height as you walk past.

Talkback: Blind daffodils

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 11:20
Did you cut the leaves off last year, or did you let them wither away naturally?

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:22
I'd get them out. They like a sunny spot, well drained soil. I don't have pigeon problems, but I guess if you've got a suitable spot in your frt cage that would be fine.

Scented Climer Needed!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 09:07
Honeysuckle would probably be happy in that situation too.

My poor rhubarb has collapsed!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 07:20
I'm wondering if the tub's got adequate drainage holes. What's it made of? Terracotta, wood, plastic...?

Meconopsis- blue poppy - lingholm. Bareroot hostas

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:52
Yup, put your Welles on, don't plant 'em barefoot.

Seriously, best to let them get esablished in pots before liberating them.

Veronicastrums and heleniums

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 08:09
I've tried Moorheim Beauty a few times, but the slugs just devour it. However, Sahin's Early Flowerer is a lovely, long flowering variety which they totally ignore. It's not invasive, but does clump up, so I divide every year or so, and now have it dotted through my garden, and friends have been grateful recipients of divisions too.

It is one of those plants that benefit from the Chelsea chop, giving them stockier growth ( helpful if in a windy position) and frequent deadheading to prolong the flowering season.

Fiberglass/ resin planters

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 20:22

This is the closest I could find... .

Not a budget buy though!

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I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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