philippa smith2

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The Snail Lover's Society

Posted: 15/12/2017 at 14:41

Nice photos JohnnyC

We've had Strawberry snails and now Apple snails - any more fruity contenders ?


Posted: 15/12/2017 at 14:35


I was going to suggest you restrict the nose picking to the night time but then again if you are watching out for HHogs or other night creatures, it won't be much help

Please can anyone identify the type of grass

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 17:19

You seem to have a mixture there but I'm no expert.  Clover too as well as some other seedlings.

Any particular reason for your question ?  Do you want simply a uniform lawn or are you looking to be a bit "on the wild side" ?

Cooked food in copost?

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 16:51

Nope - much like toms grown from seeds passed thru the digestive system of a tortoise, they are often far better flavoured than the ones we carefully nurture.


Posted: 14/12/2017 at 16:48

Mr J - your post was quite graphic but made me laugh.  Who would be without Roast Dog S**t this year to accompany their traditional Xmas dinner

Please help

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 16:28

For me, the individual flowers last far longer than a couple of days.  I keep mine semi shaded once the buds begin to form.

Well worth growing IMO as one in full flower looks stunning - particularly at this time of year when you want something flowering 

Vine Weevil frustration

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 15:54

I have used Provado but only on my potted heucheras . I always remove the flower spikes for the following 8 weeks.

It never suggested this on the pack but I thought it the best plan knowing how the H's always attracted the bees.

Am quite prepared to be told off if necessary

Nose care

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 15:47

Just to save us all from yet another survey, I'll vote for the Snuffy Cuffies

Trouble is Josusa, you will now have to start marketing the SC's to allow those of us who wouldn't know one end of a needle from the other to be drip free this winter.

The Snail Lover's Society

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 15:32

Thanks for posting that info pbff - it makes very interesting reading for us SLS members.  Excellent pics too

I'm fairly sure that no members will be interested in eating snails but just in case , you need to keep them secure and feed them for quite a while to ensure you can clean their systems before you attempt to eat them - with or without garlic butter  Can't recall exactly for how long - just remember my old French neighbour explaining it to me years ago.

Sorry pbff - it was your mention of the Strawberry snail which brought that bit of useless info to mind

Re the collective noun.........I think I'm going to vote for PF's .....a Squeeze.  It is particularly appropriate at this time of year anyway - all clustered together on any surface out of the worst of the weather.


Posted: 14/12/2017 at 15:05

Here too . They also crap on top of chicken wire - uncomfortable you would think but they certainly manage it

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