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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 08:38

Good morning folks

Bright here.  Looking promising...well see 

Will be fun n games today.....a meeting with council planners today to object to an application then further haggling over a laptop later for a friend.  Then lunch ....an all you can eat option I think.  Well, I'm still a growing lad 

Yes, Clari.  Your pond is going to be fantastic when finished.  Ponds always look huge at the excavation stage but then look much smaller when complete.  

Hope everyone has good day 

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 23:49

Well Hamza you now know they are aphids......they will be more frequent during spring and summer.  I too use soap or washing up liquid or you can buy organic soap sprays for them.  They do weaken your plants by sucking all the goodness from them so you do need to control them.  I hope you enjoy your gardening 

Gravel versus slugs

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 23:40

Trouble is slugs dont read the scripts.  They are supposed not to like gravel...too sharp.....sand....too dry .....or a number of other materials.  They move across gravel very easily.  The Towans behind me is sandy yet myriads of juicy fat slugs are seen crawling there.  I have gravel paths and slugs use them.  

Supernoodle, just enjoy your slug free situation. 

Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 23:29

Hello Muvs

I grow a few delphiniums and, yes, the slugs love em.  But it's when those shoots first appear that the greatest danger exists. Get past this stage and you're on your way to great delphiniums.  

If you really dont want to hand pick, I would use a combination of copper rings ( they are pretty effective) and a few pellets.  A couple of slates over the pellets over a couple of stones etc to keep birds off them should work very well. Good luck 

Mulching with privet

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:34

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:32

Hiya hamza

What green,things?  Insects?  What do they look like?  Are they tiny?  

I can see you are angry about them   But we will get rid of them 

Mulching with privet

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:28

Tend to agree with you Nut 

Mulching with privet

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:17

A word of caution.  Those shreddings used  as a mulch will rob the soil of nitrogen as it rots down.  fine for this time of year but in the spring add a balanced fertiliser to it.  Probably a little more than usual.  

Pruning budleia

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:11

I have a recently acquired buddleia Ivory.   Even that I prune hard back.  Most everything I grow is pinched or cut back when young.  It makes for bushier, better plants later

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:20

Chicky, yes Trehanes are excellent.  My blueberries came from them.  First class.  Please add to "the good guys". 

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