Latest posts by Verdun

If you see a slug or snail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 13:16

No point at all growing cherished plants if slugs and snails...weevils, carrot fly, etc etc.....are not controlled.  Emotions or judgements should play no role in this.

we can be good, kind people yet still kill pests in the garden!   Whether we kill slugs or not is simply about how much we love our plants

if you want a wildlife garden where mother nature is allowed to take control don't kill slugs.  Mother nature is a cruel mother though.....she is designed to oversee "kill or be killed" .  




Posted: 01/05/2016 at 13:07

It's just getting the quantities now Zoomer....not so easy to get it in large amounts.  The odd bag here and there for individual plants is about all anyone can practically get mow.

seaweed is one of the few additions to the soil that can both break up heavy soil and bind particles in sandy soil...alginic acid if I remember rightly so an excellent conditioner in its raw state

Grass on the drive

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:40

Summer this week Wessex....arranged just for you 

If you see a slug or snail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:38

Killing or not killing slugs has no connection with goodness or religion Aym. 

the kindest people I have met/meet are not religious.  



Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:08

Too late aym....I've  taken the last lot from St Michaels Mount...just down the road 


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:06

Steve, astilbes love and need water...I am sure they will be fine.

yes, wet soil is cold soil so your plants are held back for now 

to run your nose in it nicest astilbes are big colourful bushes at least 30 cm high....yours will be the same 


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:02

No probs Ceres, It will get much warmer this week cones summer 


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 10:04

Best agapanthus I grew were in the garden in a very rich part of it too.  it spread to form large colonies of blue and white flowers .

trouble was, although they looked superb (if I say so myself ) when in flower they simply occupied too much ground at other times of year.  I now have a variety of perennials and grasses there instead. 

They are better in the ground than in pots I think ......

fish blood and bone for me too 

If you see a slug or snail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 09:57

Always thought salt was quick Hosta 

aupposedly works in same way pellets do but pellets can take hours to effectively kill slugs.


Hosta help again

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 09:54

Like your style hosta and bow to your wisdom and advice.  I will resist any inclination to wash them......

not a great washer-upper as my overflowing sink reveals.  Only when I have to 

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