The Manic Slughunter:)

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Sowing flowers from seed

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:30

I usually sow my Sweet Pea's about now and have beautiful displays all through the Summer/Autumn..give them a go Tracey

Apple Trees

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 13:51

Thank you


Apple Trees

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 08:18

Salino which online nursery do you use? Thank you for all your comments and links so helpful...I'm sitting with several tabs open having a good old many to choose from and being a relative newcomer to veg/fruit gardening there's a lot to learn will hopefully make a decision soon:/.....


Apple Trees

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 18:00

Thank you so much, lots of really helpful advice


Apple Trees

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:28

I'm thinking of buying a couple of apple trees; one cooker one eating did want a Bramley but decided against that choice having seen I need two other apple trees to secure pollination success:/ haven't the room for big trees so I'm hoping I can have two patio sized trees and put them by the greenhouse area...any suggestions? I love Braeburns(has to be a juicy crunchy taste/texture) I can't bear biting  into a 'sawdust' apple...ugh! Hubby has instructed me to make sure I buy no more big trees after planting two labelled miniature Cherries which so far are 30ft high:/ eek! Pretty though Any advice would be fab

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 16:43

My son used to get this reaction from batteries! All he had to do was take them out of his toy car or whatever and his face would swell up and look horrific with veins really showing and his skin looked almost transparent, anti-histimine given and he was fine within five minutes...really odd:/ If I touch Petunia's without gloves I get a nasty lumpy rash on the palm of my hand and it doesn't go away for weeks:/ 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:03

I had one of these in my garden last Sunday - it was 5 inches long crawling along the fence. We decided to launch it over the hedge after reading it gives you a painful rash:/


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:59

Can you put a low fence with some pretty trellis there instead? We did this and I've grown honeysuckle, clematis and  sweetpea's up it this year - beautiful and smells gorgeous in the evening I'm in a dip so the surrounding houses can all look down on me but since putting the fence up we can sit on our raised patio with total privacy hope you get it sorted

The age old problem of cats !

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 20:46

I have a cat who is normally quite happy to stay indoors....until he saw my beautifully raked seed bed....and decided it was his new loo!!! Now, revolting question folks but got to put it out there...I removed two yukky deposits from the seed bed; can I still go ahead and plant veg in there or do I have to remove loads of the soil because although I removed the poop I wondered if he'd pee'd there too:/ doesn't stink like he has...any suggestions? :/ I've since covered it with a taut netting frame so neighbours mogs can't leave me any yucky surprises:/ 

Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 20:54

Happy to report still no slugs at all...nematodes all the way for this gardener

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Russian Vine....

Do I or Don't I....? 
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Lots of spiders....I think!

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One very happy Birthday Girl:))))

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Pesky Slugs

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