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Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:58

Verdun

So far I've been lucky too and mine are ok but then I did hose everything down with slug nematodes back in late April and I think it has done the trick.

Have also substituted my lethally toxic slug pellets (against snails) for the less harmful ferrous sulphate ones, after reading a post on here

Colour!

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:56

My next door neighbour is yellow fascist too Bookertoo - and at aged 45 has only 1 orange plant in her whole garden!

Colour!

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:53

love the shape of your border fidget

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:51

Just did Lead - all looking good. But 2 wks I and it looks like all the birds that were in my garden a plenty, have flown!

Plenty of bees thogh

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:30

These all look great.

Finally got my feeder - quite tough, plastic cylinder with feeding platform and filled it with seed mix for my local wild birds...AND SINCE THEN I'VE NOT SEEN A SINGLE BIRD IN MY GARDEN!

What on earth is going on?!

Rhubarb Raspberry Red

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:28

Thanks Dove - wonder if I'll get the pull twist right!

Colour!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:25

Ooh Wintersong, I love Queen of the Night! And mostly everything already mentioned, actually. What is your Death Garden?!

Got my first ever garden 2 and a half years ago and was very determined to keep it all blue/purple/white/silver to start with. Typical of the uninitiated

Then maroons/dark purples/almost blacks started creeping in to accentuate the whites and silvers...followed by bright orange geums...then splashes of yellow...and my favourite now is dark plums and lime greens.

Especially love dark purple violets with white alyssum, black nigra grass with snowdrops, Queen of night tulips with white ones edged in pink...clouds of blue brunnera over teeny yellow narcissus, lime marmalade heucheras against purple hellebores and acer palmatum.

Aaaaaah....

wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:18

Oh and thank you also to biofreak for a great idea dn to blairs for that pearl of wisdom - I've been watering at night for years!

wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:17

I love the Pimms analogies.

You've only gone and mentioned my favourite drink and now I want one, though it's almost my bedtime...!

Thanks Verdun - yes, the geranium was planted back in early April (when it was still deep Winter!) but the lamb's ear/tongue/can't recall name is from Spring 2012.

This is a very hardy geranium though which withstands dryness and sun - don't get it!

And before I say goodnight, a photo to brighten your next few sunny days

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24855.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Rhubarb Raspberry Red

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:12

Thanks figrat

Is twisting better than cutting then?

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 22/09/2014 at 12:01

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 18:35

jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
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Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:54

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12

tools I no longer need

where can I sell them? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 22:06
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