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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:17

I hadnt noticed, just shows how much attention I pay!  Ah, yes, down by the lake? 

I don't think it will be this week though, got the funeral will ring you Tuesday.

snap dragons,

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:16

We can all be impatient, but it will be worth the wait, even if the weather warms up, the soil is still cold.

If you see a slug or snail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:13

All virus's are kept, not one has ever been destroyed. And you, yourself would never be able to kill one. It's a skilled job

I never kill spiders, I am lucky that I don't mind picking then up, so can rescue then easily.




snap dragons,

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:09

I wouldn't, but you may be warmer where you live. Have you hardened them off for a couple of weeks? 

I don't plant any summer bedding out until the last week in May, even into June.

Dump/boundary/advice needed

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:07

Definitely contact the council, that is a rat hazard and the council will know that.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:06

Pleased to see you're keeping the pain away Hosta. Dihydracodeine and Diclofenac for me.

good new Tray, I have only ever seen Gunnera in gardens to visit, never a home garden.

Rained all day here too, haven't seen the field all day

Lizzie,  my Lily of the Valley has just got little shoots up..

If you see a slug or snail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 14:16

I throw snails over the hedge into the field, slugs get cut in half and dug back in the soil, a few slug pellets around the Hosta's. I have placed slugs on the bird table,mthey never get eaten, and slugs only make up 5% of a hedgehogs diet, they would rather not eat them at all, so that leaves the frogs, plenty for them especially around the pond end of the garden, but I have to agree with Verdun that there's not much point in growing stuff for slugs to eat, especially if you are relying on veg that you are growing.

Verdun wrote (see)

Killing or not killing slugs has no connection with goodness or religion Aym. 

the kindest people I have met/meet are not religious.  


theres more brutal murders mentioned in the Bible than I could do with slugs in a lifetime. 


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 14:04

So no problems with the salt then? 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 11:24

Not Sea Holly from  bulbs Clari, but if you want any plants I could send them to you.

Portuguese laurel hedge

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 11:22

Theres not a great deal of difference in the growth rate, I don't think.

Mine were about two foot but I chopped the tops of straight away. They then shoot right out from the bottom. Picking out just means nipping of the new growth of every shoot as you see them form,  just use your thumb and finger. Sounds drastic as you're waiting for them to grow, but it pays off in the long term, you want nice thick growth at the bottom.

What is that accross  the road to you, there's a big gap at the bottom of it.

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Seed ID please

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How pretty!

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