Muvs Dashwood

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Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:48

If you click on the link at the bottom of that page it says that there are some new slug killers available that aren't the blue pellets and only affect the slugs. Never sure if they are effective and even if they are available in the UK. I am going to try nematodes this year. Good luck.

Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:40

Had a look around and saw this. It might help or it might not. Dratted things.

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 00:42

We changed the time of day we fed our two cats so that they aren't hungry and less likely to hunt. We put collars on them with bells but they never last long - someone keeps taking them off. We keep them in, in fact we encourage them to stay inside. I do think its easy to forget how much of a vermin problem we would have if we didn't have them.

My neighbours throw stones at the cats in the neighbourhood and sometimes the cats come in with cuts, swellings, swollen eyes. They also use lasers but right in the cats eyes. I would have no problem with them using water pistols or similar but if I catch them throwing stones I will report them to the RSPCA for cruelty. If you use stones, catapults or anything that harms the cat then you leave yourself liable to prosecution.

What would you do

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 23:22

If you paint the background (garage) a dark colour it will push the plants forward. If you want the background to blend in with the plants - like a mid/dark green colour, then that would be an option. I have seen the use of black fencing used to great effect especially with a white scheme. Colour schemes are very personal though and at least now there is a great deal more choice.

Dry stone plants Ideas

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 23:08

If you can get pockets of soil then campanulas are lovely, I also grow violets in my walls and phlox. Trying to get as much flowers in for the bees etc. Flea bane seems to do well. I just googled 'plants for dry stone walls' in images and quite a lot comes up.

Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 23:00

Ah well Verdun it says on the packet 'Not for civvies' so name, rank and number would be required lol.

Perhaps its a job I should encourage my youngest son to do. It's my own fault for wanting delphiniums and such like, I just cannot resist them and neither can the slugs.

Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 23:53

Thinking about them but have no idea if they are effective at all, or perhaps I am just better off trying to tempt more birds in. So anyone got any experience of them and would like to share it, good or bad? Thanks and all.

things that shouldn't be flowering at Christmas!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 17:22

White ostespermum in the front garden flowering beautifully.

MOB rants

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 18:23

GG I don't know what we have done. We sent a card when we moved in. We being me and my children, one of which is Autistic. We keep to ourselves very much and they told the mediator that we were snobs - possibly because we don't have Devon accents, I am ex-RAF and was out of Devon for more than 10 years so lost my accent. At least we are not the only neighbours who have problems with him but he is on the neighbourhood council which makes things more difficult and we've had to get the police involved at times. We have web cameras with sound now which is really really sad. 

neighbours extention!

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 18:16

That much fencing is begging out to be coloured and then planted up giving you a wall of great opportunities to plant from early spring to late winter. Colouring the wood pushes the plants forward so that you notice them. Black is good but in a dark garden cream or white or another pale colour is fabulous. I don't have fencing but a low wall which I am currently putting trellis on to give me height. Jasmine - clotted cream, the roses mentioned previously, clematis armanii, winter honeysuckle, summer honeysuckle, summer clematis, there are some great climbers that are annuals and allow you to change up every year.  I actually envy your garden. 

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