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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". 

hanging / trailing plants

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:19

I would plant it with one variety in one colour

The purple surfinias are the best scented of the lot.  If you pinch back at planting to make bushy, feed well and let them grow you will have that planter smothered in flower and scent.

Begonia firecracker is good too.  Unlike those big blousey begonias these will flower all summer long on cascading plants. Get tubers now.  At summer's end keep the tubers for next year. 

Ivy pelargoniums ...all of one colour......will flower impressively with less water needs.  Osteospermums too will do same thing

My Garden

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:55

Lots of scope there Tracey....exciting?  

I too love my lawns.  

For me, I would add quality rather than quantity.  Less is more, as they say   Get plants you truly want rather than lots of fillers 

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:48

Yep, just prior to plantIng out ....maybe a week before

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