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awww, i planted a few clumps under my trampoline as an experiment for a woodland area.
1. should i be worried?
2. should i get rid of them?
3. can they be kept in check?
any help will be very much appreciated.
Looking at the picture, i would have put a white edging, given the plants already in there a top up of good quality compost to feed the plants. Front gardens normally have poor soil, so a generous amount of topsoil/compost is always welcome and the white edging will also go with the front of the house.
that's heaven in my book. i dont have to go after them. wish i had this problem. lol
dont lose hope. pot them on in fresh compost. u will definitely get fruits, but they might not ripen, but u can always try making green tomato chutney with the green toms.
every shade of colour goes in my garden, beats an overgrown weedy garden full of rubbish.
i think the 4th and fifth is pyrethrum
squish and stamp. i just dispatched about 6 an hour ago, and a few snails and slugs to go with it. Strangely enough, i have not seen any of the humongous slugs we had last year.
The modern slug/snail is crafty and canny than u think. i think they have come to realise the blue stuff is poison, so they have found a way of climbing on other plants without the pellet protection and catapulting or jumping unto the tasty stuff to munch away. Folks, its time for war, the critters are evolving, so i am afraid, its a matter of being vigilant and picking them off.
Arthur bowers multi purpose compost is rubbish this year. its full pulp woody bits and water just runs through. i wonder if it holds any nutrients at all. its more like tiny bits of bark chippings with a small amount of compost added. it should not be sold to gardeners as multipurpose compost. its a rip-off and a disgrace.