Latest posts by Supernanauna

slug pellets

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 14:33

As sparklepinksunflower said - it's the squish factor!  Having to empty the drowned corpses would just finish me off - I haven't got a weak stomach and I don't mind snails so much but stomach is heaving even thinking about it!

I'd love to have hedgehogs and frogs to sort out the problem for me, but I'm afraid they're not things I can just buy in Tesco.............

slug pellets

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 13:38

Somewhere on a message board I read that you should start the pellet treatment from mid-February - use Valentine's Day 14 February as a reminder and scatter the pellets every 10 days to two weeks from then onwards.  I did it and it seems to have worked - I've had very few slugs and snails this year.  I think starting so early catches them before they start breeding.

I would definitely recommend this method.  I can't kill them directly - just looking at them makes my stomach heave!

Photinia Red Robin pruning?

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 12:39

I think the rain drowned it - I didn't have any way of sheltering it.  I bought two plants - the robin and a buddleia and they both had to sit outside in the rain for ages before I could plant them.  And now they both look dead.  All I can do is wait and hope..........

Photinia Red Robin pruning?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:01

I bought a red robin but then had three weeks of heavy rain before I could get to plant it.  It's now looking very sad.  Is there any chance it might recover, can anybody tell me?  It actually looks dead..............

I want daisies to grow in the grass

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 15:03

My grass isn't kept very short so I'm afraid that's not the answer.

I've emailed Arne Herbs and will wait to see what they have to say. 

I'd like to have buttercups too!!!

I want daisies to grow in the grass

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 14:10

Might see if I can find some Bellis daisies - or maybe it's the wrong time of year for them?  I'll check...........

I never use weed killer on anything - and I really would love to have daisies in the grass.  I'd love to be able to make daisy chains with my granddaughter - brings back happy memories of my childhood.

I want daisies to grow in the grass

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 11:57

We've lived in our house for 23 years and I've never once seen a daisy growing in the back garden.  I did try transplanting some from a friend's garden but they didn't take.

Anybody got any ideas as to how I could do it?  Maybe the soil is just wrong for daisies - it's just ordinary garden soil.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 12:00

I had problems with B&Q compost last year.  This year I bought Growmore and it was fine.

I have bought peat-free in the past and it was a disaster.


Posted: 24/05/2012 at 13:14

Thanks Emma - having read that, I'm tempted to try to keep it as a house plant!

Thanks for the info.



Posted: 23/05/2012 at 14:30

I would love to, sunbeam, but the plant I bought has just two leaves so I doubt if it'll wow the neighbours this summer and I don't think it's hardy.  Certainly the photos I've seen of lantana look absolutely sensational!  However, I'll stick it down, say a prayer, and then just keep an eye on it.  You never know, it might surprise me.

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