Latest posts by maggie-1

Magnolia Stellata

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:04

A few years ago we had a peculiar summer and my apple tree had nearly full grown fruit AND blossom, wish I had taken a photo

Cheap seeds - again!

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:01

Good for you, can't resist a bargain and if you check you will find some seeds last for a few years. Wilkinsons sell off their seeds so keep an eye open next year. It also gives you a chance to try something different without costing too much.

Talkback: Tomatoes, aubergines and peppers

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 20:55

I was a bit too enthusiastic this year, sowed tomatoes, peppers, aubergines etc. nice and early, then the weather changed and most were a waste of time. I did get some chillies though. My garden is rubbish, north-east facing, so depressing and I seem to have had my clay soil replaced by mucky slop,  yuk! 

Snails - the French have the right idea

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 23:30

I've just been out to check on the greenhouse, nothing there. Homeloving, you're quite right they are quite beautiful, but they're still a pest. Raspberry, have you tried pansies, they don't seem to like the ones I've got, or night-scented stock, or perhaps it's just getting a bit chilly for them!

Snails - the French have the right idea

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 22:53

Hi, I seem to be constantly on the look-out for the pests at the moment.  I've found so many in the greenhouse that it's become a night time vigil. I was really surprised to find some tiny slugs on the leaves of my squash and courgettes because the leaves are furry and spiky. I've just heard on Gardeners Question Time that slugs seem to like the green slime or was it algae, that I've got loads of on the greenhouse glass. Must do better with the cleaning next time! One thing that I've  noticed for the first time is a slug that looks mottled, it looks like a two-tone green colour, a bit like a leopard-skin print, perhaps it's the latest fashion!

pot pests

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 20:15

Hi christopher2, no I've just checked online, although there aren't many photos of them. My worm was very dark, with what looked like a flattened head. I haven't found anymore. Looks like it will remain a mystery, but thanks for your post.


Posted: 28/08/2012 at 22:10

I've just looked down the garden and once again the bird table is on the floor. Have you ever seen a badger climb onto a bird table, it's quite funny. Don't suppose mousey has survived with all of the animal traffic we have, shame

pot pests

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 21:31

Whoops, sorry, I disposed of it without thinking, I didn't like the look of the little blighter, a bit of a slippery customer I think

pot pests

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 21:15

No, it was like a tiny worm, but shiny and quite dark. Under the magnifying glass, it had a flattened, featureless head, a bit like the alien in the film, I don't think it had any teeth though, haha

pot pests

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 13:49

I've put up with all sorts in the greenhouse this year, including slugs sneaking in, but I've just upturned a pepper plant that looked a bit poorly and found what I thought was a tiny worm on the outside of the pot at the bottom. On closer inspection it was very smooth and shiny and  had a sort of head that looked flattened at the front. Has anyone any ideas, I'd love to know what it might be.

Discussions started by maggie-1

Bramley apples

Replies: 7    Views: 160
Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 22:46

Winter Tree Wash

Replies: 3    Views: 261
Last Post: 10/03/2014 at 14:02

pot pests

Replies: 9    Views: 643
Last Post: 02/09/2012 at 20:15


Replies: 18    Views: 710
Last Post: 28/08/2012 at 22:10


white eggs 
Replies: 3    Views: 569
Last Post: 21/07/2012 at 10:20
5 threads returned