loony gardner

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How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 21:35

Thank you everyone, for giving me such wonderful feedback  :) sadly, I've learned that frogs are not my cure all. But I've also gotten a few wonderful tips :) 

What I've learned from this conversation is that I need to take an approach that combines everything. 

Posy, I saw a large orange slug in my garden this summer, that means there are more,  right? :(

So I suppose I will put out a small plastic pool in the hope that it will attract frogs,  although they won't do the whole job. I will also use beer traps. I've read somewhere about coffee and crushed Egg shells too. 

Do you know if diatomaceous earth works? That cropped up on a few blogs too. If I'm going to war, I'm going in all guns blazing. 

Many thanks to all of you wonderful people, it feels like an extended family! 

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 16:12

I've read on one of the links Obelixx sent me that I can try putting a shallow container of water in the garden to see if it attracts frogs. I will do that. I hate slug pellets and haven't used them, but I was sorely tempted this year. One of the links also mentions Nemaslug, which is a biological control. I am thinking of getting a packet whilst waiting for the frogs :)

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 14:55

Thank you Obelixx....is there any way other than a pond? My garden is not too big, there isn't space for a pond :( I will read those links now :)

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 13:52

Hello again everyone. I would really appreciate some help. The thing is, my garden is full of slugs and snails. Oh, and aphids too. I just read last night that if I introduce frogs and toads into my garden, it will help to get rid of these pesky pests. But I don't know how to lure a toad/frog into my garden. Or should I buy them? If so from where? A normal pet shop?

It probably sounds silly, but I would really, really be grateful for your input. This year, the slugs ate ALL my spinach  and amaranth :(

Many thanks in advance


Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 09:06

I'm so looking forward to growing potatoes this time ! Thank you everyone , for giving me such valuable information  :) 

Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 10:01

Yes Welshonion, ColinA did suggest going to a garden centre, which I will do after Christmas. Can't wait!  :) 

Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 19:15

Thank you Garrigues, I will check out the link right now  :) 

Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:49

Thank you hoeglory, I will try to find out if there will be a potato day at my local garden centre, sounds like a good chance to learn things about it :)

Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 16:07

Thank you Colin and Philippa! You've both given me 2 pungent ways to go about it :) I'll browse around the garden centres here and then if I don't find what  I'm looking for (I want Charlotte potatoes) then I'll order by next month. 

Buying Seed Potatoes

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 13:44

Hi everyone, I want to grow potatoes (for the first time ever) next year and I would really appreciate some help on this: when should I order seed potatoes?

Many, many thanks in advance :)


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