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Latest posts by SwissSue

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 07:06

Morning all,  another lovely sunny day here, was 23 deg. yesterday (finally!) and no wind. Have repotted all my pot plants (plumbago, lantana, callas, pelargoniums) and fed the roses and shrubs. Topped up the raised veg bed with 6 bags of compost, now only my seeds have to come up! The price paid for all the work is an aching back and, like Dove, filthy hands and fingernails. No nailpolish for me though, haven't got the patience. Off to GC today to buy new basket liners, the coconut coir ones I used before have all swelled up and take up too much room in the baskets, will get paper maché ones this time.

Have a good day folks and a good start to the week for ones that have to go to work!

MOB rants

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 19:18

So have I.

Getting rid of slugs

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 19:10

Have just read an article in the Daily Telegraph on cottage gardens and thought I would post this excerpt which refers to delphiniums:

"To counteract slugs, he buys aluminium sulphate from a chemist and puts two tablespoons in two gallons of water and applies it around the plant when the leaves emerge. The advantage over slug pellets is that this penetrates into the soil. It acidifies the soil and is used as a hydrangea colourant to keep the flowers blue.

Nick Langdon of the renowned nursery Blackmoor and Langdon (blackmore-langdon.com) recommends applying it in the autumn, too, as slugs lay eggs in the crowns of the plant which will devastate young leaves in spring."

Talkback: Frogs and toads in the garden

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 18:08

We have veritable whore house in our pond! At least 15 pairs of toads all in the throes of love making!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22042.jpg?width=193&height=350&mode=max

 

Blanket weed!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 17:38

Oh, forgot to mention, when you open link click on the GB part top right (page I gave you is for overseas!) Search Pond-Wizard!

Blanket weed!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 17:36

Hallo Sloeberrysal

We had the same problem and bought the following from Thompson & Morgan:

http://www.tandmworldwide.com/seeds1/product/kww2103/1.html

It's not cheap, but worked extremely well. Try and remove as much of the weed by hand as suggested above first. You might have to do it twice a year, but can thoroughly recommend.

There's nothing worse than a green pond!

We love Monty!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 08:32

Hear, hear, Sparker!

Monty Don

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:26

Thanks Marshmellow for the Tumblr link!

Growing tomatoe's indoors

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 16:50

How about growing Tumbling Toms in hanging baskets, can't see badgers etc. climbing!

http://myhangingbaskets.com/tomatoes_in_hannging_baskets.htm

 

Monty Don

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 13:17

Have just read this article, total BS! I watched this programme and Monty what actually said was not "don't plant out yet, he said don't hurry to SOW SEEDS! And he was quite right!

 

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