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Latest posts by Verdun

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 23:01

Zoomer, interesting.

A friend of mine kills nothing or controls anything.  Her plants were decimated by slugs,  snails and rabbits.  Early this year I suggested she spray her plants with seaweed extract.  Her plants have thrived without any serious attack. 

I have used raw seaweed for years ....not so much lately as its harder now to get....and the salt and texture were great natural deterrents.  However, seaweed spray  is,  I feel, very effective.

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 22:01

My method too but nighttime only.  

That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 21:59

Bob flowerdew might be a breath of fresh air to GW.....bit eccentric but no doubting his knowledge.  He and Andy Sturgeon would make for a good blend.  I know Carol Kleine is popular here but she is too effervescent.  Christine Walkden is just as knowledgeable but less in your face 


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 20:00

Oooooo, chicky think I'm relieved you're not my neighbour. Ha ha 

Winter pansies

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:58

Much prefer violas to pansies.  When flowerimg eases I divide them, cut flowers and foliage back and pot up.  

That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:55

Big fan of Andy Sturgeon.  Toby Buckland too.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:50

Loved the star picture Bob.  All too technical for me but fascinating.

Fairygirl, "magical" photos indeed.  See very little snow down here 

cutting long grass

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:45

And keeps you fit Jim.  

Shall I hack my Verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:44

Hiya Lynn.  100?  What a sight?    Second year plants will be bigger and prob earlier but they occupy space in the winter garden I'd rather have colour in so mostly seedlings for me.


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:39

Well done nut.  Niger is temperamental thing.  Always meant to try Potters Wheel.  More vigorous I think

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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Black...good or yuck?

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Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

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Yellow is the colour.......

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I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

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Oh eck

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An ENVY thread....

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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