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What to do with a bucket of snails!!

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 21:18

I generally have an approach that I expect a few  plants to get eaten. I only grow flowers so I try and grow them on til they hopefully they have a chance. Very occasionally I put down slug pellets just to give a plant a fighting chance. I did that with some Echinecias that I grew from seed and they have bounced back.

LIke the malt vinegar approach and have heard of the leopard slug, but don't know anything about them



Posted: 18/09/2012 at 20:58

Hope this is going to be fixed soon

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 20:53

I know what you mean Gracie.I think a hardy annual means that it will survive a frost if it's roots are established.  I grow lots of Calendula, which are hardy annuals. I've had some plants that were grown from seed and flowered last year and still flowered this year. I will regrow from seed to replace them as I think they have just run out of steam now. I guess it depends on the climate and how harsh a winter we all have. Last year for me it was very mild which might explain why those plants survived.

That's my experience


Posted: 18/09/2012 at 20:16

Welshonion, for what I know it was all a bit strange. She lives up a lane with a few houses around but no garden ponds, although there I'm sure there are some natural ditches close by. They just appeared, she said it was of almost bibilical amounts! They were so tiny they hopped under the doors. We just thought that they all lost sense of direction and just followed each other.

She had maybe 4 cats at the time, they didn't know what to do with them.

They were all released into the garden and it's never happened again


This forum is great

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 19:47

Me too, I really enjoying coming on here

Eek! Hedgehog in the pond....

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 19:31

Great news, very pleased it all worked out well.

Night Scented Stock

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 21:26

Cut some of them this evening to bring indoors for the first time and the smell is amazing. They do work as cut flowers. Looking forward to cutting the sweet rocket next year that I have been growing

May has come early.

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 21:14

It's very strange, I've seen ajuga in flower and the spring bulbs that have been sprouting I think are grape hyacinths.  Some of my primoses have small flowers on them. figrat-  bet that looks lovely but who would have thought it in Sept

Eek! Hedgehog in the pond....

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 18:24

HI Tim, Sounds like he will be fine to let him go, if your worried you could put a meal out for him too. For what is worth I think you did the right thing in drying/warming  him up before he gets put back out

ID help please

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 22:39

I have this growing wild outside my garden, thanks for the id- flowers are really pretty and I think they are good for birds as well.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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quick question 
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What are these? 
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Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Seedling Id

What is this? 
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