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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:11

A pea souper so far and humid.  Perfect for planting. (dahlias, grasses and tulbaghias and some sunpatiens) 

Hosta help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 07:44

Morning  jekylandhyde

no..not the wrong thing but......

if you put too many pellets around you are merely attracting snails.  Use them sparingly placing half a dozen or so around your hosta.  Not too close either.  If it is wet the pellets are not effective.  Warm dry or misty conditions are fine.  Replenish pellets after heavy rain 

the very best way is to handpick them off.  

Metaldehyde works on slugs and snails.

consider nematodes too....specially for slugs.....but a few discreet pellets, clearing away any rotting debris and hand picking is very effective 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:38

Planted out Spigelia Marilandica, agastaaches,,salvia patens and others.  Trimmed lawn edges.   Warm dry day until sharp shower came and went    Heavy mist now 

Propagating Elder

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:20


remove bag now and wait for roots to appear at bottom of pot.  Then repot.  By mid summer it will have filled that pot so you pot on again or plant out

well done 

What memories do your plants bring back?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:04

If I may post again, many plants here have sentimental value, even a rose (most know I'm not too keen) is planted as a reminder of my mum.  Many plants for private memories 

Where else can we mix passion and sentiment? 

suggestions for best plant for my balcony

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:40

J. I. number 3 is ideal 

suggestions for best plant for my balcony

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:15

Now that's classy adamadamant.  I love the hakon grass.    It improves year on year.  Just use john innes for both plants 

marguerite / fuchia - winter

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:02

Emmapynn, no they will not survive a normal winter outside in most places

since you are (wisely) looking ahead, take cuttings in summer of both plants.  You can then have plants for next year.

What memories do your plants bring back?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:49

Hyacinths rekindle memories of my sister who died young.  

Stinging nettles.....always fighting and always seemed to end up in them 

raspberries when I was young in my grandfather's garden

gosh! So many plants bring back good, even emotional memories

....nice thread Punkdoc  

Help with mail order plants

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:42



I am annoyed with this.  It gives the many good online suppliers a bad name.  Never, never have I received such trashy plants.

please let us know how you get on 

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