staffsmags


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slug pellets and birds

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:36

Thanks to all of you. It doesn't say anything about birds on the box.  On balance, I think I will not use them.  I will continue with a torch and a tub lined with plastic bag with salt in it that I can just tie up and drop in bin.  Thanks again. Mags

slug pellets and birds

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 15:54

Can no-one tell me about what effect  this stuff metaldehyde has if  birds take it in via slugs?  Mags

slug pellets and birds

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 14:22

I've got slug pellets containing metaldehyde.  Are these harmful to birds if the birds eat slugs that have ingested these pellets?  I would rather tolerate the slugs than harm the birds but would like to feed the slugs if possible!  Thanks, Mags

why so expensive?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 16:01

I won't try saving the seeds then. Thanks very much. Mags

why so expensive?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:43

Why are Sungold tomato seeds so expensive?  The packet I bought states approx. 8 seeds for £2.99, although there are 13 seeds in pack.

Can I save seeds from my crop for next year?  I will be growing Sungold and Moneymaker this year.  Thanks, Mags  

chilli seed

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:38

Thanks all.   I know to be patient about germination.  I will sow a few this afternoon and soak some in tea tonight!  (never heard of that tip). I always sow into compost warmed slightly (in the microwave). 

Thanks you everyone who has replied.   Mags

chilli seed

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:40

And it is the only variety I grew and no capsicums either. Mags

chilli seed

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:39

Thanks all for replies.

The are not F1.  If I pick a ripe-shrivelling pod should I do anything special with the seed before sowing?  (ie expose it to dry out),

I always start my chillies mid-Feb and keep on kitchen window sill until May.  .They always grow well, I just thought I could save the cost of fresh seed every year when I only use 4 or 5 seed out of the pack     Mags

 

chilli seed

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 19:18

I have 1 chilli plant left from last year and I still using the chillies. I notice the seed is turning brown. Would it be worth sowing the seed instead of buying a fresh packet. I only want to grow 4 plants!  Many thanks, Mags

Is it a Robin?

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 17:24

Definitely a Dunnock.  Many thanks for all your help.  It's a regular visitor and I pleased I now know what it is.   I can identify juv. robins as I get them most years.  Mags

 

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slug pellets and birds

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why so expensive?

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chilli seed

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Is my geum supposed to be so straggly? 
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