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Slugs and their relatives

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:21

I could supply the whole county with slugs!  I go around the garden with a stanley knife, if I pull back the edge where the grass meets the wood edge there a great clusters. I am not sure about breeding the nematodes in water, they live in the ground and only need to be damp. 

Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 19:46

Bracken around here is becoming an absolute pest.  Its carcinogenic, I believe, and its destroying the wild flowers along the lanes. There are great chunks of it and no flowers at all

It killed large chunks of our conifer hedge, not that I wanted it anyway, but I hate the plant.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 19:35

A bit of each would be lovely if thats ok. Please., looking forward to your wish list.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 19:16

I would love a bit of the blue geranium, have a pink one to swap.

 

Summer flowers

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 19:06

Your new raised bed has come on beautifully, the flowers are gorgous, very well done. I bet you are thrilled.

Seed Exchange

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 18:59

I would love a piece of blue geranium.

I have pink one I could pot up also I have set all my hellebores and the pink ones are up, maybe ready for plugs in the Spring.

They dont always come true though, you could end up with greyish pinky white!

Same with tomatoes, but if you dont mind what comes, I can save some.

 

Slugs and their relatives

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 20:56

Keff, i bought this, its so fine I dont think it would even let a greenfly in.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/QVS-Shop-Purpose-Garden-Netting/dp/B00DI0B9RM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1404243349&sr=8-7&keywords=butterfly+mesh

 soorry I dont have the link icon on my tablet.

Slugs and their relatives

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 20:52

Yes, I do muck him out, onto the compost heap.he quietly sits in a margarine tub. Often wondered what he would do if I left him in the garden for a while. It would have to be at night though, cos he sleeps all day, just like his little brothers.

He was so tiny as a baby, like a very small garden snail, grew quickly though.

Slugs and their relatives

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 20:41

They are African snails and I would have thought they needed warmth, thats what I was told, I worry about him in the winter, even though he is in the kitchen,

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51282.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

this is Brian, he is sleeping on his food plate , he has taken to doing this the past few days, he will pull all the food off it to sleep on it. There must be a brain in there somewhere!.

Slugs and their relatives

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 19:33

Ah the poor things, I have a huge one in an aquarium, Brian Snail. They are supposed to be kept warn and moist, I am always spraying the tank.

If those two breed in the wild you will have to look out for your veg plots then.

Brian chomps his way through lettuce and cucumber.

Discussions started by Lyn

Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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Helebores

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

Azealia  
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