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Garden programmes on the web

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 07:55

Thanks kleipeiper...will check out prog about Cornwall later 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 07:53

Will be planting out today and some seed sowing.  Temps day and night supposed to hover around 10 degrees so perfecf for planting.

enjoy your time in the garden Beaus Mum 


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 07:50

It's not real Bushman 

wish you well Pat 

morning folks....colder but dry and pleasant.

plant delivery as well as small seed delivery expected today 

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 07:44


(usual prcedure is for the birthday girl to bring in cakes )

J Parkers let down

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 18:53

RonD, never yet has a supplier not EVENTUALLY responded satisfactorily to me.  refer to a garden forum you are on, refer to your rights in law, refer to the action you will take if no response within 3 (whatever number you choose) days.

recently, because an order was 3 weeks overdue, I sent 2 enquiring emails.  a token response from them produced no delivery of goods.  A deadline email produced an immediate plus another free of charge.  

earlier this evening local restaurant was very slow in providing food...very slow.  I asked for a free starter and a free dessert.  Full now 

alas, we have to FIGHT for our rights folks 

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 18:47

So many "organic" ways recommended to protect plants but I wonder who decided they actually work.  Sand and grit?  Thousands crawl across the sand dunes here  snails crawl over the rough textured surface of my home 

How to improve the Trowel?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 18:41

Would you like a heated handle Pansy? 

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 16:22

The way to use pellets is to use them sparingly.  Just half a dozen or so around precious plants and not actually too near them.  Lots of pellets simply attract slugs/snails

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 12:15

Copper pipe around hostas in the ground are effective too. You need to lift it now and then to clear dirt from it.  

I remain convinced that regular picking off slugs/snails is the best solution 


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 12:12

Hiya Valerie

I would do it clean cut and,,no, I would not seal it with anything.

ideally you would wait for warmer weather....late prune but infection is likely to enter as things are now.

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