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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.

Tree ID please.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:24

It looks like cotinus coggygria \Royal Purple'.  They can get quite big but easy enough to cut back in the spring and trim during the summer.  I trimmed mine today in fact.

Tree ID please.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:17

They are notorious for being difficult to propagate by cuttings.  I have tried layering and had success once but failed ever since.  Yes Jack, as Fairygirl  says they are easy to find in most garden centres so give yourself a treat as they are lovely bushes.  You can cut them back hard in the spring and they put on growth the same year and they look great.

Gardening Buddy.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:55

Superb picture Lily Philly.

Lupins, can I move them now?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:53

Caral - is that a quick death method?

Lupins, can I move them now?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:21

I have terrible trouble keeping lupins as I have the national collection of slugs in my garden.  How do all you folks cope with your lupins being (not) eaten?  I grew some pulins this year from seed and have had to keep them in pots placed on grilling and I would so love to put them in the ground.

Good year for sweetcorn?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 12:05

Zoomer - mini pop seem to be ready now at 10 cms - nice and crunchy so far.  Main corn cobs still not ready yet - couple of weeks of sunshine will do it though.

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Does Anyone Know What This Flower Is?

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Revived Rhubarb

Before and After. 
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Alkanet seedling identification.

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Unknown tree seeded in garden 
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Plat/Weed Identification Please.

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Identification please 
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Never Give Up

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What shrub is this>

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Garlic or not Garlic.

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Seed Packet Design

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Thanks to Folks on the Forum

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Hedge cutting

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Spring is getting closer.

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