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Hedgehog food and slug slime

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 19:13

It is perfect hedgehog size.  We did used to have foxes but they seem to have disappeared over the last year bizarrely, so assume not them as thought they would just tip up the pot.

The mystery is the snail slime or are you saying the snails / slugs eat bird food ?

Hedgehog food and slug slime

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:18

I've recently started putting out hedgehog food in the form of dry hedgehog pellets but have noticed everytime i check a day or two later, that there is a load of snail/slug slime around the pot.

Does anyone know why this would be ?

Also I'm wondering, a cat has started appearing in the garden, would that be eating the food ? Something is, and it isn't tipping over the pot that the food is under, so can't be too big ?

I"m hopeful it is hedgehogs as its prime area for them, but its just a mystery why all the snail / slug slime near the hedgehog food....

Any ideas gratefully received.

deciduous azalea

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 13:57

I have this one Homebush

Plant / weed ID please

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 21:02

Arh funny you should say campanula, I think I remember throwing some seeds out the back as I have them in the front.  Must have worked after all.

Glad I asked.  Thank you. haha, I've taken up plants so often.  Should learn unless it is ground elder, leave alone until I've asked on here.

Plant / weed ID please

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:16

I'm sure this is a weed, I've got a few of them cropping up.  Dont want to remove them and then find out it was something I had actually planted (it does happen... )

 Thank you.

Short flowering season for my buddleja's

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 21:59

My buddleja's only flowered for the first two weeks of August (whilst we were on holiday) and well maybe the week before, so I dead headed before and after we came back.

I've had no new flowers on either plant since I got back (one of them was too new so I didn't deadhead that one)

Does anyone know the reason why this may be.  I've looked up on line and the variety I have should flower until September. 

It also appears another local gardener has had the same problem.  Any advice gratefully received.  Thank you

Magpies on the increase?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 21:39

I've seen more magpies and jays in the garden this year than I have since we moved in 3 years ago.  I'm noticing a lot less little birds too, what with the pigeons I can't think of what else to do other than stop feeding all the birds.  hmm what to do

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:56

Oh I wasn't watering them, I was being lazy and trying to fill up the bird's water so spraying over the top of them...

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:19

One of my rosemary's started going black earlier on in the summer, i thought maybe it had been scorched when watering, but now not so sure.

Any ideas what may be wrong with it ?  Will I be better off just taking it out ?

 Thanks for any advice.

Agapanthus ID

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:16

We have recently returned from a holiday in Cornwall where I saw these beauties ! The flowers were absolutely huge (about the size of my head), is anyone able to tell me which variety they are as I'd love to try and grow them in Surrey, in my hot sandy bed.

 Also, from St Michaels Mount I bought some apaganthus that were labelled as Agapanthus 'Big Blue' which i assume is the variety, however can't find any details on that variety.  Any ideas.

Thanks for any advice.

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Hedgehog food and slug slime

Started putting food out, and always has a mass of slug / snail slime around it 
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Plant / weed ID please

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Short flowering season for my buddleja's

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Unhealthy rosemary

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Agapanthus ID

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Plant ID please

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Plant ID please

Is this a campanula, if so which type. 
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Campanula - what to do with it ?

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30cm plant plugs - GW offer

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NGS Open Gardens

Have many of you considered opening up your garden? 
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Plant ID please

A friends allotment is full of it 
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New RHS member

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Plant ID please

Found under the forget me nots 
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Is this a type of ceanothus

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