Pottie Pam

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Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:51

Apart from eating our plants some slugs and snails carry lungworm which can infect dogs if they eat them. A dog near me died a few years ago before he was diagnosed.


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:35

I agree with Dove. I've fed the birds all winter and even now have fat balls (hope I don't get banned) in the feeders. The birds are thanking me now by eating all the nasties.

There's also a family of thrushes so not too many slugs and snails.

I never see many ladybirds. Perhaps there's not much left for them to feed on.

Tiny white insects in greenhouse

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 10:48

French marigolds planted in the greenhouse worked for me Lavender Lady. I think to be effective they have to be planted in the soil that the plants are growing in.

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:12

Probably really good for wildlife Peat B.

Unusual Foxglove?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:10

I agree with Fleursa.

I googled it and apparently it rarely comes true from seed but can be reproduced from cuttings. I don't think that would work with foxgloves.

Lovely unusual thing.


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 10:42

Oh, sorry don't know what I did there!


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 10:41

Hi OL,

I'm further south than you but I've had my cosmos outside for a few days now hardening off so hopefully they'll be okay. Heavy rain now so might have to wait 'til tomorrow before they get planted out.

Lovely photo of the cranes BL. It was the noise that alerted me to them as I'd never heard anything like it before.































Posted: 20/05/2014 at 08:42

Good morning everyone,

I'm hoping to plant out some cosmos before the forcast rain but sky looking very dark.

Yesterday evening I heard some strange cries and thought it was a bird in distress but when I looked out two huge birds had just passed overhead and I'm sure they were common cranes. I googled their cries and that's what they sound like. I reported the sighting to the Cornwall birding site as I'd be interested to know if anyone else had seen them.


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 14:19

Good afternoon all,

Rain has just started here in Cornwall so chance to sit down. got the grass cut in time.

I've hatched a few chickens in an incubator. It's really exciting listerning to the cheeps before they hatch. The only trouble is 50% are going to be cockerels and they fight each other so unfortunately you have to get rid of them and no-one wants cockerels.

egg shell found in the garden

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 10:31

Hopefully it's not a magpie. I believe that when the chicks hatch the parents carry the eggshells away fro the nest.

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