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Sowing annuals

Posted: Yesterday at 21:42

How about nasturtiums?

Same old story

Posted: Yesterday at 21:40

Thank you Lyn I'll do seems the longer term solution and a natural one at that. As for now, I've scattered lettuce around the plants in question in the hope of appealing to the slugs/snail's better nature. Appeasement seldom works in the long run and they say never to do deals with terrorists, but I'm going to see how it pans out.

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Posted: 21/05/2015 at 22:38 these nematodes really work?

Water voles

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:59

That's brilliant news nut!! Otters are known to kill mink in areas both are known to co-exist, which could possibly give water voles a leg up. Let's hope so 

Same old story

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:28

I know they are only doing what comes naturally, but when you grow plants from seed, nurture them with your time and attention...only to see them being destroyed over just a few nights...I think 'what was the point?' Well clearly, the whole point was to feed slugs and snails. And where are all the song thrushes?? There's a banquet laid on for them here but haven't seen one in our garden for what must be years now. Lots of blackbirds but they seem to prefer worms.

Same old story

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 20:49

As ever slugs and snails have begun their campaign of destruction in my garden. Young delphiniums chewed, field scabious tatty, 'jack go to bed at noon' badly mauled. Note to self - must not put plants in the garden!!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:13

Planted five young delphiniums,field scabious and cerinthe  Nasturtiums in pots.

out of control kids and their parents

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:19

Franco you have my total sympathy. Respect seems in short supply these days but as fellow gardeners we feel your pain. Some good advice offered and try not to lose heart, dispiriting though it certainly is.

sowing seeds into pots and containers

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 22:13

Germination seems to vary between species too Lorraine. I always get good rates with cornflower and corncockle, but corn marigold - not a single seed has come up.

Mystery plant

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 22:45

And hi nut 

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