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Liming effect on slugs?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 12:20

Ground coffee whether unused or the dregs after use do not work for me, nor does grit or the other physical barriers. Growing in pots seems to have some deterent effect on slugs but not snails. One thing that has proved useful against snails has ben by Common Broom plant. They seem to find it irresidtible, and I find lots of them on the plant yet it is robust enough to survive. It has the double benefit of luring them away from the plants they might harm and of course I can collect loads of snails easily and quickly and then destroy them.

Goat willow tree: to prune or not to prune

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 12:09

Once you start coppicing or pollarding Willows you need to repeat it every few years as the new branches are weak at the point they spring from, so dont let them get too big.


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:22

For winter flowers I suggest Sarcoccoca, in spring you could have evergreen Azaleas if your soil is acid.

What is this pesky plant/weed/tree?

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 16:57

I think you will find that a brushwood killer such as SBK is more effective against the older saplings than glyphosate, which I would reserve for use on the seedlings.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 16:51

Used to hate roses till I moved to a garden with heavy clay soil. Where other plants have failed or need molly coddle planting I find roses thrive in quite adverse conditions e.g. winter water logging.

coffee grinds

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 18:28

I found them useless at stopping slugs and snails. I even tried buying cheap coffee and putting  it unused around plants, no effect at all in stopping them. I now add mine to the compost heap.

Screen/Hedge - Need Advice

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 08:49

I would be wary of making a hedge of Rosemary and Sage  up in Aberdeen, they are not the hardiest of plants.

Help with identity please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 08:40

Leaves on some Poplar suckers such as Balsam Poplars can look quite different from those on the main stem, often a lot bigger.

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 20:47

A recipe for red or white currants s to stew them for a short while adding sugar to your preferred level of sweetness then allow to drip through a muslin bag, do not squeeze to ensure clear juice. Mix juice with white wine and gelatine to make a red or white currant wine jelly.


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 12:20

Thanks for clearing that up, but it is not a very satisfactory situation if the plants can continue to spread without action. I guess putting pressure on local politicians is needed.

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Rockin Blueberry

Blueberry in pot has developed wind rock. 
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kestrel flew into our window this afternoon 
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Wisteria to bloom

At last our Wisteria is going to flower 
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fritillary flowers

What eats them? 
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Should I plant Victoria plum?

I have been considering planting a Victoria plum, but some of the trhreads on this forum have made me concerned. 
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specific to your area 
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which bees swarm? 
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Pigeons in Fuchsia bush 
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Iris I saw in kew gardens 
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Coffee grounds

Use of coffee grounds as a mulch 
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Red currants

Red currants in poor state 
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