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Plants still in flower

Posted: 28/01/2012 at 11:05

 If you have a non flowering house plant, such as Parlour Palm or a fern, or even a flowering plant which is not at present flowering; you can make it look more cheerful and even fool some of your friends by sticking an artificial flower in the pot.  It adds a little brightness in these dark winter days and just a bit of fun.  Old gardener.   

Slug invasion

Posted: 22/01/2012 at 16:38

     It really amuses me to see how many,  go out with a torch at night, slug hunting.  I thought I was the only one. I didn't try that until I spent £10 on three Mecanopsis.  They were completely gone next morning. I found, with a torch,  that I had simply dozens of them.  I now only use pellets in early spring, before frogs, etc., awake; then out come the "garden"  scissors which I find most effective of all.   Off with the heads so no slow death and no recovery. Now the problem is not so great.      Old gardener.

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