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Latest posts by franco6832

Slugs may destroy my life

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 16:51

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.

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 08:07

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.

Name that plant!!

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 11:34




Crown Imperials

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 09:58

These are three i put in the ground last autumn


Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 08:38

true. you just never know what will work until you have tried it. what i have done with mine is just move plants around fom the garden. i have sections of the garden which are invaded with crocus, forget me nots and muscari. all these are dug up and go in the  trampoline area, so in actual fact, it's recycling and it does not cost a penny only a few aches and pains. lol

If it doesn't work i have not lost anything really.

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 12:00

my attempt at turning the dead area under my trampoline into a woodland area.





keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 11:53

i sprinkled the powdered chilli on the surface of the compost .

allium purple sensation and irises taking over my small garden

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 11:51

thanks for yr replies. i will work on it.


keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 10:56

i had the same problem. i sprinkled powdered chilli to mask the smell. it worked only a few days and they returned to chomp on the rest. i have put in some new seeds. i am hoping as the weather has warmed up, they will get another source of food and leave my beans alone. good-luck.

allium purple sensation and irises taking over my small garden

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 10:52

i planted a few allium purple sensation bulbs a few years ago and they have almost taken over the garden. i think all the seed heads are coming off as soon as they are finished this year. how do i get rid of the unwanted seedlings ?. my irises are also expanding like they are on speed. i put them in last year and only one flowered, but now there are several off-shoots. my garden looks like an overgrown lawn full of bulblets.

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what is this giant in my garden

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What is this tree?

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