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Latest posts by sunnysarah

Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 12:21

Looks pretty much like a weigelia to me. Prune as soon as its finished flowering. Cut back any stems that havnt flowered and trim back the others to keep it tidy and in shape.

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 20:48

I did some research on these "wildlife friendly" ones and unfortunately I found out that they actually kill the worms, not so good

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

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 20:46

I`m afraid I bought a big tub of said wool with oh so high hopes, it worked for a few days but I think here at least it has just been to wet and they`ve turned into a soggy mess and plants still been attacked.

don't worry caral I will still have my hanging baskets, and next bear with me on this one as I`m sure it will look nicer than it sounds I want to get some 2ft/3ft posts with a hanging basket attached on top so I can have baskets of annuals right in the danger zone but with posts festooned with copper tape, Vaseline and anything else I can think of to stop the blighters climbing up.

I will have my garden of dreams I will!!!! hubby looking slightly worryingly at me now. YES Gardening does send you potty lol


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

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:57

I have been thinking all morning about my slug/snail problem. The thought off having to go out every night hunting these blighters down does not fill me with joy. I think steve 309 you have hit on something there with your comment about gardens not being natural. So, seeing as my garden is "new" as such I am going to re-think my whole planting scheme and plant cottage plants that the little darlings don't eat. If you cant beat em join em!

Who pays for Things

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:02

Those shows are being re-run on itv 2 as I watch them  quite good as you get to nosey round peoples gardens and I like being nosey lol. I do love gardners world but I do find its a bit grand sometimes, I`m afraid I don't have much money and what I do have goes on lots of other things so I have to garden on a buget and although what they show on gw is good its a way out of my league. I do like the what to do in your garden this week bit though, find that helpful.

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

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 05:49

I`m the same, there is no order or plan or design in my garden, I get plants I like and find a space put it in. I am no good at organising or sitting down with garden plans working out what goes where, wish I could but get distracted far to easily.


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 05:41

ive always called them cheesy bobs,  not sure why

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

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 05:35

I don't have a problem with other people doing what they will with their slugs and snail, and to be fair if people didn't "kill" any pest then we would be in a very sorry state. It is just me personally I find it very hard, if I step on snail by accident and hear the dreaded crunch they I feel bad and do say sorry lol but I don't run home crying.

I don't think you can compare slugs and snails to locusts and mossie`s as although annoying they are not a threat to our lives.

I had my son out with me last nut hunting and I can promise you mike there was no discarded weed, fence panel or pot left unchecked, I do feel mother nature is not helping it is so wet and cold and dull here we need the sun please!


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

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 21:28

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.

Mr Fothergills Seeds

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 05:33

Last year I grew parsnips and I soaked some kitchen roll on a plate with water sprinkled the parsnip seeds onto it then covered in cling film then put on a sunny window sill. kept checking kitchen was damp every so often and hey presto germinated seeds then carefully remove and sow into ground as normal.

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