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Posted: 13/04/2016 at 16:22

Re watering can rose for nematodes.....although microscopic a normal rose will block up with them.  Check it out if necessary.  

For me all slugs are enemies.  Your ring of salt is not ideal if overnight weather is damp.  Plus salt if concentrated is a weedkiller. 

Bleeding Heart

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 16:17

Yes it can because I have a couple in 3 litre pots.  as long as pots are big enough,,grown in john innes no 3 and fed/mulched annually 


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 12:48

Mark, remember to use a special coarse rose on your watering can.  A regular rose is useless for applying nematodes. Go online for coarse rose in time for using nematodes 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 12:45

Well. yesterday people were suggesting I was lying about Crocus.   Something I don't do.   What has changed overnight because the posts now are back pedalling?  Do I still need to prove anything now?   Punkdoc, told you....they buy them in from same people B&Q do.  Thus, same plants  but prob cheaper from B&Q .  I guess I am vindicated 

The remaining issue re Crocus is the size and quality of plant I received .....have my photographic proof to publish if anyone asks. 



Posted: 13/04/2016 at 12:26

Night night dahling  (Dahlia ing/darling)  Oops! I'll get my coat 


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:21

Mark, I am concerned about the over use of slug pellets.  I use them very sparingly in spring and never near food. a torch and brine at night is part of my regime. pellets are under cover too in little pockets so,,hopefully, not a danger to any wildlife 

however, nematodes work very well. Second year using them on veg plot and just a few days ago applied them.  A solution for slugs but not snails, of course.

touch wood....I grow healthy foliage intact hostas in pots and in the ground, lettuce and many other usually slug attracting plants so my regime works well 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:02

Exactly what Crocus told me Hosta.....they buy in their plants.   I will strive (deviously) to get it in writing though.  

I have to agree with you about Lyn.........she sounds a very nice lady and I'm sure she knows she has great support here.  

More haste.......

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 08:35

Ha ha Dyers End.  glad to see I'm not the only one 

throwing car keys in the wheelie bin and heading towards the car with the rubbish?  

Firming compost.

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 08:31

Aym, why?  How do you use perlite?  Not meant as a surface dressing so you shouldn't really see it . (Perhaps confusing with vermiculite aym?)   Best mixed for extra drainage......i use it for seed, cuttings, aeoniums, echevarias and the like.  

However, perlite does make for faster and better early growth ...use it a lot 

for stubborn cuttings much as 70%.....along with fresh hormone gel/powder    can make a big positive difference 

More haste.......

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 08:20

Ha ha Pansy, I can imagine that .  Spraying paint instead of oil too.....not good.  Shave gel instead of toothpaste! 

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