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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!

 

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:01

Love the dicentra, have got a pink one. They are called weeping hearts here!

Dianthus, dahlias and digitalis for me!

Discussions started by SwissSue

Grasses

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Hellebores

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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