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The Manic Slughunter:)

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Lots of spiders....I think!

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 22:58

It had 8 I'm pretty sure, I brushed it up into the dustpan and launched it into the hedge quickly; have to confess I'm a coward when it comes to spiders, my dad used to catch HUGE drain spiders  put them in a jam jar and chase me round the orchard when I was little...hence I'm not their biggest fan lol...the body was nothing I've seen before but will sit it out until I manage to catch one and post the pic online...I've trawled through various sites containing spiders but so far haven't found anything like it:/ I think I can learn to live with them in the gh if they're beneficial but if not I'll be declaring war on them alongside the slugs

Lots of spiders....I think!

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 19:43

I've just looked up green shield bug and it's not that I should have got a picture:/ I'll go armed and ready tomorrow and see if I can find another one....and then the tricky part because I'm a real technophobe, try and upload the photo....stand by your messages to help lol

Talkback: Field bindweed

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 17:22

We have hedges and fences around our garden and unfortunately both neighbours refuse to pull their bindweed up as they say its pretty:/ they don't care for their gardens, they're left to run pretty wild so I'm fighting a losing battle every Spring onwards:/

Is any one growing marrows

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 16:52

I tried growing marrows last year to no avail, not one seed germinated! So this year I'm sticking with courgettes which I seem to have good results with and Swiss Sue I did leave a couple to marrow size very tasty

Lots of spiders....I think!

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 16:48

Last year I noticed during the end of 'Summer' about 40 what I think were spiders in my greenhouse...they were about an inch long, including legs, with a flat elongated diamond shaped body which is a greyish brown...odd colour...whilst out in my greenhouse today I saw the first one of this year in there...does anybody know whether they are spiders or is it a pest  and I just haven't realised yet:/ (not a huge fan of Boris and his family but I let them live and thrive ...unlike the slimy critters has anybody encountered them? Do I just let them breed and stay or evict them? Thanks for any replies and hopefully putting my mind at rest

Where is everybody from...

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 22:51

Hi Maud, we are close I do remember the gardens being open...seems a long time ago now..the village sadly is changing I haven't been to see the gardens in Ambrose Place, but i used to 'do' for a lady called Bubbles who lived there..can't remember her garden though:/ its been lovely here today; I was in the greenhouse having a good old sort out and tidy before I tackled the back flower beds...oh how my back aches tonight! I haven't used my nematodes yet and have to say I didn't unearth any slugs in the flower beds.......maybe I scared them all off after my tirade on them last week lol....

Where is everybody from...

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 22:02

I'm in Findon Village, a couple of miles west of Worthing, South Coast....seems to rain all the time:/ but can't grumble as we're nestled in the South Downs I have front, side and back garden but we've had to turn the front garden into a drive due to so many cars parking outside our house and then going up to London (we're alongside the A24). The side garden is now the vegetable beds and lawn, (evening sun spot for hubby supping his cider while I tend the veg beds during the Summer and the back is flower beds, containers and patios ...I love it

One very happy Birthday Girl:))))

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:13

love the cake Sotongeoff lol


Noooooooo they're awake.........

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 11:31

I was told you have to wait until the soil is 5 minimum and that the occasional frost  won't affect the nematodes doing their job but its best to wait until the soil won't go below 5 degrees so:/ I'm guessing when they get sent to me by Marshalls they're giving me the go-ahead as they said they only send them out when conditions are right....don't know if I'm brave enough to use the scissors folks:/ bit squeamish for that one lol but not adverse to using the salt pot or my wellie booted foot) I was horrified as the size of some of them..monsters already.....needless to say they're not there this morning hehe....

just made my 1st ever hanging baskets

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 21:42

We gardeners are so impatient aren't we lol.. I'm attemtping a courgette plant in my greenhouse at the moment, its growing really well but I may be stumped when it comes to the pollinating  maybe put them in the greenhouse for a while if you have one? or conservatory? If not could nivelac re-pot them stongeoff and keep them going until Spring eventually arrives?...Good idea Elsie123, I bought a little notebook, complete with pen...but always  forget to write it down my kids think I'm mad because I write the date planted on the pot labels, colour etc., ah idea eh they'll get it eventually

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