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An observation.....

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:07

just been out a huntin'.     

not many slugs and snails.  Not many out there but, golly, some big slugs.  I swear without a word of exaggeration that some slugs were 60 cm long and as thick as my wrist . Swore one growled at me....or maybe it was my dog 

it seems to me that slugs and snails don't go for my purple foliage dahlia varieties....Twynings After Eight, The Bishop, Bishop's Children.  The green varieties are attacked though.  

so, my observation!  Is this your experience too folks?  

Mildew free monardas

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 21:58

Thanks Matt.  I'm going for a couple of plants so that's another to look at 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:36

Mildew free monardas

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:34

Interesting Perki.  Cambridge scarlet sounds good then 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:31

Spectacular Runny . Testament to a great photogrqpher 

Liming effect on slugs?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:29

Hee hee hee 

Liming effect on slugs?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:24

Youre ducking the question Jo.......that's cwackers 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:23

Beautiful here right now Jo....... 


Liming effect on slugs?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:15

I dont think alkalinity affects slugs and snails except to an excess. ,

even if it excess of lime...what cost to your soil honeysuckle? 

A pond, birdlife, a snail hunting regime, nematodes, pellets....these are the only options in dealing with slugs n snails

however, on an allotment liming on an acid soil is advisable.  Talk to the other allotmenteers there. 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:09

Ladies, ladies . Aint no lady Lindsay.  

Pleased flamingo is flyng now 

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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