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Latest posts by flowering rose

What to do with a bucket of snails!!

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 18:48

depending on your view with a bucket full of snails and slugs,kill them with boiling water then feed to the birds.Parcel them off to the rubbish tip,throw them over the fence ,set them free to live their lives munching on your plants  there is never one answer to slugs and snails.

ID help please

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 18:39

I have that plant and its very pretty with long chains of flowers and turning to dark berries.I grew them from seed .very easy.I know it as flowering shrimp plant,It real name I have forgot but you can buy the seeds.cut back to keep in check.


Posted: 18/09/2012 at 18:35

I have the white and the red but i have a wintering flowering yellow jasmine slightly different leaf but very cheerier in the depths of winter.

Eek! Hedgehog in the pond....

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 18:29

with a pond you can make a slip way for them to climb out or shelving so hedgehogs and frogs etc can get out.put a small dish of water out(change water freg) so they can drink from that.

Monty Donn

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 18:24

I cut back my buddleia this time of year,this produces bigger flowers in the summer and keeps it under control.,and you can get rid of the seeds and branches before hopeful they seed everywhere.

To cover wood tip or not?

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 18:15

I ll tell you why you need to cover the top of those sticks,I bent down to pick something of a plant which had been staked and the stick went into my eye and caused the most awful pain....I was lucky no lasting damage.cover with a pot to remind you .

Growing hyacinths in water

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 18:10

Its best to but forced bulbs although I have used non forced,put a piece of charcoal in the water to keep it clean.put the bulbs in the dark until they begin to show.I hope you have the right vases,they are cheap.try nothing to lose.

Yucca problem

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 19:48

Hi, have you over watered your plant or given it to strong feed?I have a yucca which I put out in summer(I don't leave it out in winter as last year I nearly lost it to the severe weather).I water it when its really dry and mist leaves if indoors.I feed only in summer a weak feed.


Posted: 17/09/2012 at 19:41

you can get small cameras to fix to houses and they are very effective in clear images I don't know how it would work with a shed .


Slugs and snails

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 11:17

one friendly sort of way to get rid of slugs is to put a few dog biscuits down and they will come each night to the same spot ,now you can rid of them like you wish or the local fox /  Hedgehog   will eat them and the remaining biscuits.slugs are an on going battle as they will of laid their eggs in soil  so dig around and if you see any white dot like eggs feed them to your fish.

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