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Posted: 04/06/2014 at 10:46

Still hissing down here, not even been to look in GH.

Yesterday I was reading a thread entitled Unknown Plant from a lady who had unknowingly planted giant hogweed in her garden & someone posted a link to a newspaper article sorry I don't recall who is was about a man who had come into contact with it, scary. Well worth looking at. Me thinks no more walks down canal in cropped trousers in Summer.

slugs, slugs and more slugs

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 10:32

Peat B   We had a degree of success with some copper pipe around hostas in garden, but after a time the devils tunnelled under it.  

slugs, slugs and more slugs

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:05

Ighten in reply to your question a few days ago. John has also spoken about nematodes.  

I have used slug nematodes for the first time, applied them last week. Was more of a faff than I expected, apply when soil damp, water on with can that has wide holed rose, apply same amount of water after, and keep moist but not waterlogged for two weeks. Well I haven't had to worry about keeping moist, was concerned they would be waterlogged. Offers protection for 6 to 8 weeks.

This morning I have inspected and for the first time my beans, courgettes and hostas have had no extra chomping that I can see. I do have beer traps down and will monitor if anything extra drowns.

This will not have helped with snails but I seem to have more of a slug problem.

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:51

This is definitely Camera Corner, what a talented lot. Breathtaking photos, taken at home & away.  


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:30

Hi Lesley, Clari & Lily

Hi Fairy


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:12


Good morning Dove enjoy your day and I'm sure your plants will be well appreciated.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:09

Hi Mich4 your plants are looking good, I'm impressed with pond and your GH

Percy I don't know what the honeysuckle is, same for yellow clematis that is growing in it, both were cheapies from somewhere about 4 yrs ago. Yours looks lovely but I think it is different to mine, I'm not good at ID ing plants and comparing unless I have one in each hand.

As OL says it's just great to see other people's gardens, plants and projects regardless of how good a photo...

Berghill I haven't looked at your link yet but will do and am looking forward to it


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 06:54

Good morning Chicky, you do well to go out gardening after a full day at work, I used to do the admiring in the week and the gardening at the weekends


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 06:51

Good morning.

Good luck with fundraising and weather at the weekend Lizzie, it should be okay I've currently got the rain

Daisy hope work is ok.

Hugs Lily, SP & all who need them.

Safe journey OL.

MrsGarden you'd make a good veg grower you could specialise in garden peas.

It's Wednesday so I might as well copy & paste last weeks post  B&Q and SM.  


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 19:43

John sounds like a lovely day. Will Google heucheras, thanks.

Sweetpea hugs take care of yourself, eat well & sleep well. See you back soon.   

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