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Latest posts by Lyn

Mystery climbing gernaium

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 23:31

I have Apple blossom but I dont find it at all hardy where I live. It hates the wet and if rain gets on it the flowers just turn brown, its always kept in the conservatory.

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 23:28

They do say that they only last for 6 weeks then you need to apply more, and this was true in my garden.

They work really well but as my garden is big, i just couldnt afford them this year. 

You can apply them now, but as we are in for a dry spell, you will need to dampen the ground and keep them watered until they establish.

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 23:19

Is that a miniature type, mine grew to at least 4ft in every direction, with leaves more that a foot accross, they were like trees. I am not growing them this year, they just took up too much space.

Would be nice to find one suitable for a pot.

Runner Beans Being Eaten

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:53

Thats gardening Andrew, wont matter what you do, the slugs will have them.

Try digging down and placing pots of pellets leaving an inch proud, then put a slate or stone over so nothing else can get to them.

Plastic wont help. You could try the boiled garlic spray but it didnt work on my hostas.

Isn't this lovely

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:46

Did you get them from J.Parker, they sell lost label roses cheaply.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 12:11

I have them, posted a piccy last year, I fed him some cat biscuits just to keep him while I got the camera, but I dont feed them,they are supposed to be eating slugs from the garden, I dont want him fat and lazy on dog food and not do his job.  There are little bowls of water around though.

Advice Needed

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 12:00

Perfect Billy, I dont suppose you want to do hundreds, so 3/4 in a little pot of water, I use pots that vitamins come out from, but anywill do, strip of the bottom leaves so they are not in the water. I do about 200 . Just love them, had to buy some this year though as some last year succumbed to fuchsia rust.

Me buying a plant is never heard of but they were only a pound each!

Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:51

Gardening is knowhere as easy as the tv and mags make out, just plant this or that in the ground and there you go... no not quite but it makes you buy lots of stuff.

Gardening is like parenting, needs constant attention. But not always loads of money or treats spent on them.

Advice Needed

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:42

Easiest way is to put cuttings in water on the window sill, not now though, but about September when its cooler. They root very quickly, trouble with potting them up first, if they dont take, you have wasted time and soil for nothing.

Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:38

The first thing surely if you have a problem with plants is to look and try to find out why.  So many people chucking pellets, fertilizers and wot not on everything, I think this probably comes from mags and tv, where they are sponsered by the manufacturers.

The poster has already said they have whitefly, feed, epson salts or any other will not kill those. They are sap sucking.

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