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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:39

Been another lovely day today.....hot sunshine all day.  Got grass cut.  Still,the best smell, freshly cut grass. 

One container of begonia firecracker ...the only begonia I will grow.....has simply refused to grow.  The other is now starting to flower.  I checked the compost, examined the pot but could find no pest ...so no reason for corms not growimg.  Then, convinced they were being eaten at ground level, I checked another pot alongside ....a  slug.  Removed if two days or so ago and now my begonias are growing.  These critters are getting damn clever .....but I am cleverer 

My mum constantly complains she gets no visitors...usually to those currently visiting her!  It's cringingly embarrassing cos she gets loads of visitors.  ,!!  Well, bless her she is 141.  (seems like that )

Agastaches starring to flower but will wait a couple of weeks before posting pics because they are growing fast now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:55

I will eat.......er, .....keep an eye on that curry for you Dove 

slugs, slugs and more slugs

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:52

I must admit if my neighbour threw pellets .....or anything.....into my garden I would be very annoyed.

Actually, I'm getting a regular supply of snails.....most of them in my garden......from over my neighbour's wall.  I have a feeling he has stopped using pellets.  Not masses, I guess, but I just pop them in my salt solition.  I would not throw pellets over the wall though

euphorbia

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:44

Jem, 

Domt really know.  Only thing that occurs to me is sun scorch.  Did you buy it growimg outside?  Or was it protected inside?

Often plants, even at this time of year, need to be hardened off......to get used to outside comditions like wind, sun, rain, pest etc.  

You dont say which variety you have Jem but I think your plant will outgrow this comdition.  

Black polythene

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:38

To be honest, the fosters, if mine I would simply spray glyphosate on any new growth during the summer.  By September the ground would be clear and I would then dig in compost and prepare the ground for autumn planting.  

I hate the idea of covering ground with plastic, fabric, carpet etc.  it makes for a "dead"  soil and looks awful.  It is also a haven for soil nasties.  Glyphosate is quick, easy and effective.

slugs, slugs and more slugs

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:29

Heucheras too supposedly not attacked by slugs, etc. geum totally Temgerine doesnt seem to suffer either,

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:10

Morning everyone

Lovely and sunny.  Wet overnight though. Hopefully a very fine day ahead 

 

 

lawns

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 00:06

Bet your neighbours loved you.....

Luckily,,badgers dont seem too interested in digging here.  Sandy soil, walled amd gated.  Before it was gated a badger did visit and dug up newly planted shrubs.  I decided it was the fish blood amd bone fertiliser that attracted it.

In a friend's large open garden....almost 6 acres......badgers call and occasionally cause a lot of damage.  Huge holes in hedges created overnight with large stones tossed aside.  Powerful diggers.  They create openings too for the many rabbits there.

What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:52

Good question Natter Jack

How about white buddleia....white profusion?  

My acteas seem to attract bees, etc., in late summer with their scenfed white flowers.  Hene salicifolia ...white form....has interest too in mid summer.

White matthiola ..stocks....attract bees too.  

Not really hot on bees and butterflies but I also,grow Gaura Corries Gold......lovely delicate pure white flowers on long slender stems. ,should attract butterflies!  

Onion advice please

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:44

Hiya daffodil girl,

No, dont think it's onion fly but our old adversary slugs and snails.  Go out at night and check.  I think,welsh onion is the expert here but I,think onion fly primarily affects the bulb.  

I am a great believer in fleece for carrot fly, pea moth, etc., and.for onion fly.

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