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Latest posts by Salino

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

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 00:30
sunnysarah wrote (see)

I cant kill them either, hate em with a passion as they are destroying my garden but......they do have a right to be here like any other animal insect etc so I don't feel I have a right to kill them but to just perhaps forcibly remove them from said garden.

...I agree with that....exactly...mine go over the fence [no neighbours]...if they come back...just have to do it

New member introduction

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 21:29

...join the crowd....nice to see you...

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:41

...I never wear gloves and I've planted Aconitums, Foxgloves and the rest...over the years...gloves just get in the way...a neighbour recently saw me gardening and said ''why aren't you wearing gloves?''...[rolls eyes]... however, I do agree that perhaps, we

New to gardening. Need some advice

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:37

..oh that looks nice..when I click on it, it turns the right way up..

..this could be really good...what I would do would be to bury the rocks..those in the middle and any more you get..about half or even three quarters an iceberg..where most is below the surface...and not to leave the rocks just scattered on the top...

..for planting..I might move that aggressive looking Geranium at the corner there, to somewhere else in the garden... I notice a small stump...but that's ok you can make use of that, something to grow over it...things like dwarf hebe's, succulents..and little alpines for the front to cascade over the front stones would be nice...might put some grit or gravel in that bed for drainage...something along those much to choose from really..  have fun...

...whoops...I seem to be repeating fidgetbones there a saw that...

rose id

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:56

..I wouldn't have a guess at that one because it looks like a hybrid tea and there are just millions of those... also I cannot enlarge the image and would need to see a lot more to even imagine what it might be... to my eye it looks more orange than red...would that not be right..?

Tallest Digitalis

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:52

.fantastic... I wonder if it's the shade of the willow that's drawing it up..? it looks like the Excelsior strain doesn't it? ...whatever... I also like that little corner with lots of little things going on...nice Aquilegia's too..

Tallest Digitalis

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 15:32

..oh that's nothing....I've got one 15 feet 3 inches and counting...


...sorry,...just joking.... sounds great...don't know about records...would you like to show us a photo?...I 'd like to see you know the variety name?...I always like the old Excelsior hybrids personally...

How Safe is Your Garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 13:29

..if anyone lives in north east England, or visiting Alnwick Gardens, then you might be interested in seeing their 'Poison Garden'...over 100 plants...amongst all the other attractions on offer there... perhaps a little alarmist..but useful to know I think...

...lots of children were there when I visited...perhaps on a school visit...

..not sure if that link works..but there you go..

Trees or Shrubs?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 13:02

..assuming you don't live in Alt'na'hara...or halfway up a mountain...then the shrub you want is Pittosporum tenuifolium.... don't get the variegated forms...just the plain green one...

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 12:58

..Mrs I'm a little surprised at that...I do like to see people make the effort with their front's the entrance to one's home...and I just think it adds so the trowel out !!

...I might also add...that I should think neighbour and boundary issues would also mean adaptations to our gardening habits for a lot of cannot always do just as you would like...sometimes I don't blame people for putting in Laurel or Leylandii...depending who's next door...

Discussions started by Salino

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

RHS needs you.. 
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Anything on your Wish List?

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What are you getting rid of...?

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Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Dartford Crossing new system case you're not aware... 
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Carolyn Mullet on Facebook

..if you love gardens... 
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Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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weedy ID's please

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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

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Photo test thread only...

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Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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