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Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:55


Talkback: 10 cosmos to grow

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:53

Cosmos from seed is so easy.  And cheap too Tim.  

Remember to label though....use a decent permanent marker pen.  And grow them in groups of at least 3 of a kind.  Pinching out 3 or 4 times will produce strong, sturdy bushy plants.  Plant them out when plants are of really good size in mid spring.  

Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:48

Oh sorry Lucid.  Not ideal then for you to heel too much.  Any family or friends?  Pay kids?  

Anyway,,it all sounds excellent to me.  Remember though garden design is better done slow.  Take your time.  Enjoy the process too 

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:43

Ok, expressed my view.   We  need to decide individually what we do about slugs in our own gardens.  

this year in most years....I have grown hostas and the rest without noticeable slug/snail damage.  Even my kniphofias are thriving now.......didnt expect them to attract these critters so caught cold (new to kniphofias in my garden) 

in a wildlife garden slugs are beneficial.......    Only to feed natural predators.   

make your choice folks.........slugs or no slugs?    

Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:32

So, levelling and seeding and then you will dig out masses of soil?  Where will soil go?    

Flowerbeds can be constructed fact it is better as you can cut out the lawn to shape your beds.  

Heeling at least 3 times is important as far as I'm concerned to avoid sinkage later 

Pathway straight or curved

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:27

You can have curved path with formal planting Sloppy.  a contrived curving path would look odd but, generally, curves are better aesthetically than straight lines 

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:22

I know Lyn but Black Adder is sterile...........

all  of my agastaches are sterile.  

Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:18

Lucid, that heeling is it a few times raking in between.

but.......think of the benefit to your health cos heeling is great exercise.

are you going to dig a pond there?  If so I would dig it out before sowing the grass seed...........?

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 18:54

Which ones Jo? 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 17:37


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