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To one off nematode slugs or not?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 08:23

Went out with torch and salt solution and picked up several snails and slugs. First time this year.  Not the nicest job in the world but effective


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 08:20

Morning everyone 

dry, calm and cloudy.  Feeling mild.

still very much on the cool side for April at night.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 18:02

Ashes are tokens only........for my mum we will scatter in places she loved, enjoyed or spent time in.  Her church, her garden, where her daughter's ashes were scattered heads ago, and her favourite walk way.  It's just about respect 

I guess I'm an atheist too.  Can't imagine a caring creator when I see the problems in the world.  Can't really believe in evolution either.....for me ts an impossibility. Like throwing ingredients in the air expecting to see a cake! 


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 16:55

No Runnybeake didn't sow radishes .....forgot . Will do so tomorrow.

planted out more lettuce plants though now drizzle has gone.  

Not exactly sure where to plant out lysimachia bougelais (?).   For 3 plants so a group or 3 individuals.  

Bought some hot chilli plants ...scotch bonnet.  Maybe Stacey can say if they are hot enough..  Potted up into 9 cm pots. 

Anyone growing sunpatiens?  The hype about them is attracting me.  Bought some for containers

Fuschia fuss

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 16:46

Vine weevil grubs very much still around Jimmy 

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 14:19

For not much more Sandyr, you can purchase a buzz in a 2 Litre pot and enjoy the flowers this year not next year or year after.....if at all 


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 14:15

Chrissy.......IT IS.    Dead as a parrot. . No more. Deceased. 

I help a friend with her garden sometimes.  Now and then I have to remove a dead plant. I know if it's dead or not but she will say to leave it, it might recover.  I have dug up a dead plant and she will secretly replant it somewhere. Her secret place is full of dead twigs 

if voyagerxp later says the plant has recovered I will humbly apologise.  put something else in and enjoy it

To one off nematode slugs or not?

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:46

Used nematodes already.  Soil is warm enough here.  A "one off" will do its stuff for a few weeks but will need to be re applied after that (apparently).  I assume nematodes have a limited life span although I would have expected them to increase in numbers over the season.....

effective only on slugs so snails will still need control.  


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:40

Hello folks 

drizzle.  Overcast  .....hmmm!  Supposed to improve now towards a good Easter

woke to a leaking washing machine.   checked filters and for blockages but suspect a leaking filter (although it looks ok to me)  or blocked hose.  Extended warranty....from Comet though so usure if it's of any use.  And of course everybody has closed down for Easter holiday.  

Want to quickly sow a few radishes later.

happy Easter everyone 


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:32


have to disagree about cutting back to 2'.  It's gone I'm afraid and won't recover.  Cutting it back and seeing a dead bush in your garden all summer long will be wasting growing time and looking at an eyesore.

look at this as an opportunity now to replan and replant that border.  

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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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