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Talkback: How to deter slugs with copper tape

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:21

Improving clay soil - I have this and add what ever I can get, compost from used pots and seed trays. soil improver from local tip ( here its £10 for 5 bags), compost. I don't attempt the whole garden just earmark an area at a time for a couple of months. It's not an instant fix but slowly i am seeing an improvement.

As for slugs and snails - - I use copper tape on some pots but you need a wider strip is 2 widths together. I got it from large garden centre, but mostly now rely on rough compost, sea shells ground up, grit, again whatever I can get. On special plants I use that organic growingsuccess pellets BUT very rarely and then a light sprinkle until the plant has established. Always aware of birds and wild life.

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 09:52

Morning All

Did anyone else notice that the vivid purple tulips were I think crocus, How lovely to come across one.

Nose running especially when I bend down but headache seems to have gone thnak goodness. Just a light cold, not the cyber lurgy.

Jo I hope you get stronger, perhaps this course will show you ways of increasing your strength as well as coping with it all

Oh dear Inka. I can't imagine having no power for a long time, and those winds Ugh 

Very dark here nut dry. Going to attempt to pull out last of annueal rudbeckia today from the front, then that will be ready for a re-style. 

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 22:33

Full of choccy now. Yum al least cyber choco is calory free. Still got sore throat etc so only peeped in to see who's playing. No one was 

What's for tea?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 22:31

Sounds great Artjak. if i get pears off my tree next year I'll know what to do. Will write down your recipe if that's OK

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 19:52

Dean not noticed it was battered unless you ate some. Do we realy need cable ties though

Is it me or is that 'surprised' smiley looking very depressed?


Fork Handles

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 19:06

Oh gee Dean you thought of me. Geoff sent me a foot ruler, somehow I think yours is better

I can only have a little at a time though, can you break me off a piece everyday please

Great pressie. but will it really give me a new foot??????

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 18:56

I'm all agog Dean! 

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 18:53

It's also good,  Jo that gardening is a good escape from everything else, I unwind doing it. It takes my mind off other stuff. Not everyone feels the same about gardening.or about its benefits


Posted: 18/11/2012 at 18:45

I have one of those cultivators. _4 spikes and a centre point. You put it in and turn it round and weeds are dislodged. without gigging. I have a bad back, foot, shoulder so means I can still garden and easy to move weeds

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 18:22

Dean it is always sad, like Figrat doing memorial gardening for his old friends, still it is good that us gardening folk can help in positive and practical ways like that.


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