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Latest posts by lisa69

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 15:23

Hi Flowering Rose.  We had a slug problem in the kitchen at our old house, they were coming in through a hole next to the washing machine waste pipe.  I used salt, just a line near where I thought they were getting and it did stop them.  Its a little messy tho, they shrivel up and leave a snotty mess but its better than having them slime along the kitchen floor.

Front garden From scratch

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 15:11

El Chaffinch what a lovely project and such a shame they didn;t stick with your original design.  What a great use of an awkward slope, we have a heavily sloping back garden and planning and design is problematic to say the least but this thread is inspiring and shows what you can do with some imagination.

Keep us posted on your next project

Digitalis illumination pink

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 14:56

I have it on order too delivery April 2013, I grow the standard pink and have sown seeds of white which seem to be growing quite string and healthy but these are beauftiful and more on the exotic side, thanks Verdun I've learnt something new today I hadn't realised when I ordered that the parentage is the isoplexis canarian foxglove (which is has a beautfully exotic feel) and that the plants are sterile so wont set seed .

Your experiences with Astrantia

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 09:46

Nutcutlet your a star,, those links are great I love aquiligia and there are soooo many varieties there I had to order some .

Crikey, I looked up and realised I'd been here all morning so far and learnt something else today, even when you can't get out in the garden these forums give you a gardening lift, better get some jobs done now before the OH comes home and rants about 'plant porn' again lol

Good luck with the  astrantia seeds Sam let us know how you get on.

Seed swap

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 09:25

Thompson and Morgan and Fothergills have some atsrantia at around the same price for 30 seeds.

Garden table

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 09:19

Thats a great idea Rain and opens up so many other colours than the typical sage greens and creams you see in the garden section, thanks  

love the santa smileys

Seed swap

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 15:09

Yes me too I'd much rather have a plant that lasts.

Oh I also have sweet pea seeds I inherited them sweet peas with the garden and they come back stronger every year, not sure what type they are but I have lots with lovely pink flowers and they flower prolifically, if anyone wants any.

hi Sam I've posted your love in the most today so hopefully you will get them soon and thanks Nutcutlet i managed to find a copy the book you recommended so I'm looking forward to the postie coming

Garden table

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 15:04

Thanks for sharing your ideas Rain and your table is great

I painted my shed with wilko's answer to cuprinol last summer and it was terrible, 3 coats of undercoat and 4 coats of paint and lots of preperation and it still peeled but I guess you get what you pay for sometimes.

I also bought some really lovely 'garden' paint from another major DIY shop this year and painted my new gate and 3 trellis panels which seemed to take forever (but was very therputic), I followed all the instructions and am really fed up because it seems to be washing off in the rain.

I noticed you mix PVA with paint does this work well?

I love paintig things in the garden it brightens it up on dull days like today and gardengirl you've set me off with the bird table  

Seed swap

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 14:44

Hi Gardengirl

No problem at all, my daughter bought me a very expensive bunch of flowers for my birthday, I would normally prefer a plant but they were beautiful, I had to try to salvage something from them and took the heads off the sea hollies when they were finished, never grown them before but I'm going to have a go too next spring.

I always try to save seeds if I ever get flowers otherwise I feel its a waste, thats where the snapdragons came from last year

Home made garden arch

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 13:43

thats really clever, love the little gargoyle too

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Gunnera Manicata

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Overwintering Strawberry Tree

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