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Gardeners World taken off air

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:51

I love the proms.

Very pleasantly surprised.......

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:17

I got seeds from someone on the seeds swap thread, lovely varieties, like rhubarb crumble, rasberry ripple  and other delightful foods, they are just coming into flower now so got about 100 for nothing.

Cant remember who sent them to me, I lost my messages.

Whats munching my hosta ?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:10
Verdun wrote (see)

It is a mistake to use lots of slugs pellets. Too many and they become an attractant.

touch wood......I grow several hostas both in the ground and in pots and they are still hardly touched by slugs etc.

I use pellets sparingly....perhaps 6 pellets or so (I don't exactly count them.....under each hosta.  Replenished after heavy rainfall.  

A combination of pellets, clean environment (no decaying materials nearby) and night time visits with torch and salt solution seems to be effective.

i also feel not allowing hostas to flower is a factor......decaying flowers are hugely attractive to slugs.  hosta foliage is never as good after flowering either.  I have a few I allow to flower in pots.

Me too, Verdun, if any, I just thought that the OP WAS using them which was why he was so sure it wasnt slugs or snails.

What did you all feed your daffodils?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:05

Nothing for me either.

I thought that was the idea of letting the green die down on its own so that the bulb then stores that ready for next year.


Whats munching my hosta ?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:17

I assume you are using lots of slug pellets as you are sure its not slugs and snails.

What are the munched bits like, chewed from the edges or holes in the middles of the leaves.


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:13

You cant store cucumbers, just eat them.

In my garden today?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:38
My goal for today is a good chop down, everything's gone wild.
Sow more seeds for next year, Pravado the fuchsias, for vine weevil, tie up the hellebores, draped all over the place.
Put more slug pellets round the dahlias, plant some primula so around the pond.


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:35
They also feed them up to make a quick growth spurt, that makes them weak, that's what happens when plants are over fed.
I am sure it will be ok, it won't die.

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:33
I always chop them down to the ground, even that huge giant thing I posted on here a few weeks ago has grown up and flowered again.

New ipad

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 18:28

That's it, installed Chrome, toolbar is there.

thank you to everyone for your help. x

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New ipad

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anyone have one of these?

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water lily

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conflicting info.

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