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Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 08:39

Hello muvs Dashwood

I have used nematodes for slugs etc.  I think they do work.  They are expensive but are safe to use in the veg patch.  My chosen method is hand picking at night with a torch. 

 Nematodes can only be used in the warmer months though so you could use a few pellets strategically employed or start an early hand pick 

(more importantly, do you want that yorkie bar?    Quite partial to yorkie )

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 08:28

Morning everyone

Nice and bright few mins ago but now raining. 

Stacey, I prune my sieboldii hard back every year to about 50cm from the ground.  Works for me.  I think you will,find it flowers on old and new wood so I prune simply for flowers on new wood. 

Thanks everyone

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 22:38

Hellebores

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 22:30

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes 

Planting suggestions for new path?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:59

Santolina would look good.....lovely silver grey aromatic mounds.  Aster frikarii monch for comtrast or nepeta six hills giant.  Some purple shrubs like pittosporum Tom Thumb, Berberis atro nana, prunus cistena crimson dwarf.  A couple of,choisyas for their scent too

Shady space question

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:32

Tracey, it depends on how much light you get there.

Lettuce and rhubarb spring to mind.  For rhubarb though you need to get plenty of compost, manure, etc into the soil.  

 

choice of secateurs

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 15:47

Hiya artychris

Well I get cheapos now....£5 maybe.  I am so heavy handed, so stubborn (I use them to cut wire amd too thick branches) and so absent minded (I am always losing them) that when I did use expensive ones it was a costly loss.  Secateurs from GC are often offered at half price but DIY stores sell them cheaply too.  They work just fine.

I would love to own a pair of decent felcos though 

What's your day been like?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 15:41

One heavyish shower but pleasant amd sunny here.  Planted more polyanthus. 

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 15:39

Cheeky KEF .  I resemble the insinuation 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 15:36

Hiya lily

The Towans approaches gwithian beach. Can walk on Towans or bit more to go onto the beach itself.  Just  returned from a Towans walk.  Right now tis sunny and warmish.  

Hey KEF lots of flowers ....agree that more and more are showing day by day   You mentioned myosotis.....forget their common name, hee hee hee....I think there are non seeding varieties now.  I would grow them if so.  

Quick consideration today of changing one of my side borders.  It's good time of year for ideas I think

 

 

 

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