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compost bin alive with slugs

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 21:38

I have a forgiving nature when it comes to wildlife but still I'm truly amazed at the numbers of them this year and the damage they do. I've been planting fairly mature,  plants, grown form seed, over the last few  weeks and the numbers that have disappeared overnight has been astonishing. Ok these plants are not your full tall plants but they have been been potted on a few times and have a really good root system and loads of healthy leaves

Oh yea, oh yea,oh yea, an amazing announcement

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 20:00

@christopher1,2,3 or Verdun, or however christopher is spelt. I really don't care what name you call yourself,it isn't earth shattering news. As other's have said this is a gardening forum.......so all this pedantic talk from you makes me want to switch off and ignore you as I'm starting to think you are just out to make a point and to somehow make this forum "all about you"

I would like to think this would be a shame as it's all about sharing experience/knowledge/thoughts about gardening........so Verdun it is then

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 22:26

Have to say I think the same

red hot pokers

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 21:51

I don't know much about this plant. I bought one earlier this year, split it into 3 seperate plants, 1 had a go at flowering earlier this Summer, I just let it die down naturally and now all 3 of them have very green, large foilage. What I know about them, I would say they are pretty sturdy plants that come back year after year.

"For goodness sake, Google it!"

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 21:23

Good point Becks and well made, there is nothing like the true human experience with all it's variables. This  is something that the electronic/virtual  world will never be  equal to

New Home -Blank plot

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 20:07

Hi George- That's a great big empty plot, it looks like it's a fantastic place and you have loads of land to play with

My first question would be what do want to do with the land? It's a difficult one to advise as I might want different things to you.

It's probably not the right time to start on any major works/hard landscaping- maybe spend the Autumn/Winter having a think about any future design and planting. How much time do you have to spend out there doing the work and what's your budget?

My garden which is a fraction of the size of yours was radically redesigned this year, it looks great but it's still not finished. That's the thing, a garden is a long term project. I would suggest doing a bit at a time. Maybe start with lots of  Spring bulbs, crocus, snowdrops, british bluebells & some daffs? That way those bulbs you plant now give you a show next Spring.

I would try and look for inspiration and see what you like... you certainly have a lot of space, the possiblities are endless

 

What have you achieved in the garden after a bad day at work?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 21:49

Today I've planted another 30 crocus for next Spring, I'm happy with that Also another few ragged robin's & sweet rocket got planted out.

Clematis Montana 'Pink Pefection@

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 21:35

I inherited a mature clemantis montana when I moved here 2 years ago. Although it flowered brilliantly this Spring, it hasn't put on the new growth like it did the previous year. LIke you I've seen some very late flowers on it. I agree it's been a very strange Summer

So annoying or not!!

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 21:34

I think Alina is right as well as the temperatures, there is falling light levels to take into account. 

I don't grow dalihas, but I'm having the same thing  happening with annuals Cosmos and Scabious- they are only just coming into the own but as soon as the frost appears, they are done.

How to get rid of excess soil?

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 21:17

It's a difficult one- my garden has been transformed this year and the amount of soil that came out of here was several tonnes and it does come down to the question of available space.

Fortunately there was a place of unused  space available to me- it was also the space that I managed to deposit many of my unwanted plans/shrubs into. Garden outside the garden.

I would agree with others, that unwanted soil is something you can do so much with.

I've used some of the unwanted turf to create tumbts, so creating a variation of height, as well as filling some pots. I've also sieved a lot of it and used it as a bottom level for seeds. Great ideas re raised beds. it has so many uses,

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:35

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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