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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:38

I live in Devon, large garden, only been doing it for 3 years, removed a pine forest, dug beds, removed long line of conifers, made big border. Acid soil.

Grow anything I can scrounge, anything from seeds, cuttings and root cuttings. Never buy anything. Love the greenhouses.


Who pays for Things

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:31

Didnt Charlie host that prog last year where people voted for their fav flower, in different catagories.

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:19
Bal wrote (see)
Hi don't know what they leave out but the contain a ferrous compound

Is that the ones we need or the ones that are bad and should be avoided.

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:53

It was my grandma, sweet, over 100 years ago, she was known to have visited Opium dens in London as well.

No wonder I have a bit of rebel in me with this grandma, and the other was a gypsy.

Thinking back to my old boyfriend, it was the Cornish coat of arms, not the flag.

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.

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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