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Posted: 21/08/2014 at 12:25

Lin - if you google Hardys plants it mentions that Galega has a coconut smell.  

Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:30

I noticed the swifts went a week earlier than last year so thought that could be a sign that the lovely hot weather wasn't going to last that much longer.  We had condensation along the bottom of the windows this morning so it must have been cold in the night.

Good year for sweetcorn?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:18

Congratulations Gardengirl.  Have you eaten them raw or did you cook them?

Good year for sweetcorn?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:11

Same here Zoomer - it is like a forest.  Just wondering how I am going to get rid of the plants when I have harvested the cobs.


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:53

The purpose of adding lime is to improve the ph of the soil and help plants take up nutrients so it will make no difference to your slug population, but there is no harm in you putting lime on your soil if you need it.

Just dig up your potatoes a little earlier next year so the slugs can't get a hold and look out for other varieties.  We did have a very wet mild spring this year so the soil has been extra soggy and perfect for the slugs.


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:08

Have you got heavy wet soil Susan?  Slugs love wet conditions but if you google slug resistant potatoes you will find quite a few varieties that claim to be more resistant than others but slugs are almost unavoidable. 


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 11:57

Mine were the same this year too.   To avoid it dig over your soil in the spring a couple of times to expose the slug eggs for the birds to eat and also grow a variety that you can crop early so the slugs don't get going.  I think there are some varieties that are more slug resistant but you would have to look into that.

New garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 07:19

Such a lovely plot you have there Hollie and so glad you are happy and settled in.

Tree ID please.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:05

Just looked that one up Nut and it looks a lovely 'juicy' red.

Tree ID please.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:39

Pic of mine Jack.

 The dark red leaves.

Discussions started by Forester2

Does Anyone Know What This Flower Is?

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Revived Rhubarb

Before and After. 
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Monty's garden 
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Alkanet seedling identification.

For Nutcutlet. 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 21:40

Self Seeded Tree

Unknown tree seeded in garden 
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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 18:24

Plat/Weed Identification Please.

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Identification please 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 18:08

Never Give Up

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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 10:13

What shrub is this>

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Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 13:56

Garlic or not Garlic.

Identification needed. 
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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 18:21

Seed Packet Design

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Last Post: 05/04/2014 at 17:12

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

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Hedge cutting

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Spring is getting closer.

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