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I discovered this morning that something has eaten all my peas and sweet peas! I also found a small cache of onion sets dug up and hidden under a log in my veg garden. I think it is probably mice. Apart from digging up what is left (if anything) and growing it under cover, is there anything else I can do to prevent the blighters from scoffing everything? Any advice welcome.
Punk you are right - it is comfrey. It looks like the pinky one or the white/ pale yellow one. Both loved by bees, especially bumbles.
The white / pale yellow version is low growing and spreads rapidly! I often harvest the leaves for my compost heap but it doesn't seem to do any long term damage! A friend called it symphytum alba.
Ah. I wish I had known this last September! My worms died in the floods of 2012 - the bin was flooded! I paid a small sum for a small packet of worms and am delighted to say they have survived in the greenhouse over winter. They have bred and now I have lots of worms.
I dug up 'chains' of crocosmia like this. They had stopped flowering and when I dug I was quite surprised at their length and how tough they were. I composted them and they have still to break down!
Waht a fab list!
I also have success with echinacea, perennial helianthus, hebe, rudbeckia, michaelmas daisies, golden rod, euphorbia and epilobium (white willow herb) and erbena bonariensis
Has anyone bought these from the Organic Gardening Catalogue? How useful are they? Would love to know if they are worth the investment!
I have just discovered the 'Followed threads' button (der...) which is useful for checking back on useful posts.
Thank you everyone! You are such a helpful bunch.
When is the best time to plant nerines? Various websites say plant in early autumn. Would they flower this year if they were planted now? They have just appeared in the garden centre and I wondered what state they might be in if left until autumn 2014!
My blue geraniums died right back. Will they return or are they dead?