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Latest posts by sybille

wool pellets

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 07:22

I promised to let you know how I got on...

I tried "real" sheep's wool, but - I bet the slugs were laughing about the stupid human,while they were crawling over the wool.

They munched a newly planted clematis right to the ground, so I'm back to the snail and slug pellets, not very nice, but the only thing to keep my plants.

It's not worth to pay (more) money for wool/wool pellets

Sorry, another ID please!

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 11:11

Just wait until it flowers - I always try it this way.

You are right Brenda Scott, normally foxglove leaves are furrier, but I have just looked in the garden: I have a foxglove with no "furry" at's a "Foxglove Albino"!

Sorry, another ID please!

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 18:44

Could be a foxglove / digitalis

wool pellets

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:50

I will let you know if it's working.

wool pellets

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:47

No Gemma, my slugs and snails are not that big!! 

wool pellets

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:40

Thank you Ceres, I thought they are quite expensive, that made me think of natural sheep fleece. It is much cheaper, found some on Ebay. I think I give it a go...

The scratchiness should be the same.

wool pellets

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:32

I just have been told that I could use wool pellets to keep slugs and snails away from my plants. (

Has anybody tried them? If so, was it successful?

I was wondering - if they work - could I use just sheeps fleece wool?

Rats in the compost

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 09:31

The size of the "poo" you described as 2 inches long sounds a bit too large for rat poo, because of this size it sound more like hedgehog droppings.Have you actually seen any rats? The must be huge according to their droppings???

Help to identify plant

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:17

It is a perennial Primula obconica.

The cooler the room the longer last the flowers,

keep it moist but not wet.

Can cause allergies

Can you help id a plant I've been given?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 20:15

It looks like a Tradescantia, but be careful - they can be very invasive if plantaed in the ground.

I have one (with amazing blue flowers) in a big pot.

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