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Copper tape

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 21:01

Hi aym280,  I too grow delphiniums and have found that sharp grit helps to keep slugs and snails off better than anything else - and works in the rain as well.

I am though trying the liquid slug killer recommended by a friend to kill the ones in the soil, will wait and see what happens.

Runner beans

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 20:58

Okay Steve, I'll put them on the windowsill and take them off at night. Thanks.

Copper tape

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:14

Gosh, 4 metres for £2.50 is a good buy, I've been paying about £5 a roll - pity we don't have a Wilko near us.

Runner beans

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:11

Thanks Steve301 & Rosemary51. The table is just under a window so I don't think light is the problem. Was going to pot them up today but got side tracked into planting out some substitute delphiniums and more lupins in the sunshine - only to have to rush in from heavy rain, thunder and lightening 5 mins later! Oh well, they'll have to sink or swim.


Posted: 29/04/2016 at 21:51

I'm really annoyed as well - with OH away I was planning to put my feet up with a glass of wine and watch GW.  BBC take note, us gardeners will unite against you soon.

Runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 21:48

My runner beans are in loo rolls on the dining room table and already quite tall and waving - it's far too cold here in Bath to plant out yet but should I repot in bigger individual pots?

Security hedge in partially shady area

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:24

My GP told me they don't offer tetanus jabs any more and if I'd already had one or two boosters I was protected for life - not sure if I believe them though and would be much happier if I had another jab.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:29

It's been gorgeous here in Bath, very sunny, warm, with not much wind, but I suspect it might get frosty later on.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:24

Lovely, lovely day here in Bath. Moved my very old second hand wooden growhouse and put the new one in its place ready for seed sowing later on. Might try dismantling the old one and using the Perspex sides for protecting plants in situ - perhaps.

Realised that my pots of alliums, daffs and tulips could do with some sunshine so moved them round the front on the terrace. Later on I re-covered vulnerable plants with fleece again as I suspect it might be frosty later on after such a clear day.

Can't wait till tomorrow, hope the weather is just as nice - have a list of 30 odd jobs to do and have only crossed off 4 or 5 so far.


Posted: 10/03/2016 at 21:33

It might help if over the winter you propped up a pane of glass or Perspex on some bricks over the bed (or the more expensive alpines) to keep the rain off them and also surround them with grit after you've planted them. They should be fine, mine are on clay underneath and have survived so far. I never water them either.

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