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Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 11:00
i have found they dont like fircones much.. so gather them up round my hostas and they dont go near them.. i also painted the tops of my raised flower/veg beds with black bitchamen (not sure on spelling) paint and they wont go over it at all. i do not like to use chemicals in my garden if i can help it..

Talkback: Scale insects

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 13:20

i always ad washing up liquid to my water when doing this marshmello.. is this not recommended?

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 13:17

i have had some perennial foxgloves in my garden for some years now.. and i bought some more of ebay last year.. now i dont remember the name but they have creamy yellow flowers in the same shape as normal foxglove flower but only stand 18ins tall..

these have come back year after year for the fourth time now.. they die down over winter.. the first year i thought they had died,.. but mum said give htem time. and they did shoot again end of spring.. and have done each year now.

i have now seeded some for more plants and they have grown well this year..

so maybe these might... come up


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 10:36

oh ok.. mine is in shade of woodland garden.. and it loves it.. the bees seem to visit it ok. will see.

Save our bees

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 10:35

bee witched.. it is great to get books for gifts..i got 2 at xmas one about taking cuttings from plants by carol klein.. and one about when to prune your plants.. both very good..

i know it is shame.. i would grow rape seed in my garden corner for them.. but it plays havoc with my hayfever.. and i try not to make it worse.. as i cant get outside when really bad at all.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 10:20

happymarion.. many thanks for the id.. i thought it was one of those.. but not know anything about which one.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 09:17

god hte pictures are coming up small.. and cant enlarge them at all.. used to be able too.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 09:17

here it is.. any names please..

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 09:15

loving the pics everyone.. the bleeding heart looks lovely.. i have several in my garden not in flower yet.

loving the shape of your alpine garden fairy girl.. it is gorg! i have a succulent plant with blue/grey leaves with little orange flower with yellow tips.. and it spreads like fury.. and it loves all weather except for long standing snow.. i will try get picture up for naming of it please.

busy lizzie.. i have never heard it called that.. now i am ingtrigued.. when mine flower i am going to do just that and have a look.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 09:10

oh sorry we are in may now.. so start of april.. oooh the time does fly doesnt it.

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