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Hostas and snails

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 12:09
Copper rings in the garden must not be covered with soil tho.
Copper tape works to prevent snails etc climbing pots but does nothing for any that are in the compost.
Vigilance with torch and salt, pellets, nematodes and copper tape enable me to grow hostas with very little damage
Some mulches,,like bark chips, seem to make snail etc problem worse by providing " hidey holes" for them


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 07:24

Hello forkers

morning Pat in aussieland 

dry again this mornng.  pleasant walk in semi dark to the beach.  Bit cooler overnight 

will be cutting hedge at back soon but a solanum alba is in full flower still. shame to cut it back so may leave it a little longer


Posted: 12/10/2015 at 19:23

I asked ITV to cancel coronation st and put on the footie Hosta....


what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 18:31

You cant judge me on the steam coming from my ears Tetley. 

Alliums Bulbs

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 16:59

Should be planted fairly deeply of course.    Esp the larger bulbs like purple sensation 

New Guinea Impatiens

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 16:58

Yes you can Meomye.  Did some a couple weeks back and a few more over the weekend.  They root fast in water.  They will certainly be as good....will be exactly fhe same 

Apple tree pruning - water shoots

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 16:55

No Steve do it now.   i guess you pruned them hard last winter 

what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 14:36

People seem to love griffithii     It is nice to look at but it goes deep and then surfaces all over the place.

I always careful about plants that might take over.  I would do it asapwith pp 

what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 12:14

At last!  someone to comfirm what I have said.  Well done Gertie 

The last of the Bordeaux mixture

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 11:59

Pansy,  I know how you feel.  Frustrating.  Countless more serious issues for Europe to deal with. 

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