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Slugs and lupins

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:42

Can you let us know what you use because I have been through the lot, also bark, egg shells, garlic, coffee, little buggers dont take the hint.

Please help, what is this?!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:34

I agree, its very pretty too.

COSMOS pinching out

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:32

I do too, and pick the buds off until you have a good sized plant.

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:30

The only way friendly is to use nematodes, they really do work, but are expensive. Although if you buy your plants from a garden centre then nematodes are well worth the money.

ID please if poss

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:18

I have these hogweeds sometimes, they are so deep rooted I have now resorted to glyphosate, if you break the taproot they will grow again, only stronger.

I think it was this that I was strimming once in our churchyard, the next day I was a mass of sore itchy bumps on my arms and legs. Mind you, it was hot and I was strimming it in a dress!!.


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:46

Thank you for your comments, they are nice, I have to admit that after literally drowning them in strong garlic water, it made no difference,  i do use slug pellets under them.

The blue one has leaves bigger than my outstretched hand.

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:35

Whatever you write, I still have a blank page on the tablet. I have to use laptop to see profiles. I cant do PM's'either.

In fact, the whole tablet is a pain in the wotsit, because I cant even see what I am typing in the posting box.

Rhubarb from seed

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:26

Thats right Steve,  less room needed as well.

I bought the seeds from Amazon, very cheap.

Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:23

To everything there is a purpose, what is the purpose of slugs and snails.

I go around with a stanley knife and cut then up, at least that way they get dug back into the soil and enrich the ground. They then have a purpose.

Rhubarb from seed

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:17

I grow mine from seeds too. Simple and a lot, lot cheaper. I once read that someone grows them and treats them as anuals. I dont think mine will be ready for picking any decent amounts this year though, they seem to be taking ages to grow, watched pot and all that!

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