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Slug resistant plants

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 12:33

good point Zara......many new plants from garden centres do carry nasties.  I always check rootball thoroughly before planting.

not keen on the salt solution though except as a salt water in a container to collect slugs and snails in.

we are now in the season for large slugs and tiny snails it seems. Not a lot of adult snails though.  Luckily the large slugs are not too numerous but they seem to do a lot of damage unless spotted and killed

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 07:24

Ha ha supernoodle.  You got me 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:50

Hey, it was fine Musher.  I took it in good fun 

When to mulch perennials?

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:48

Mulching for me is done in autumn.  Every new planting is mulched at the time.....spring,,summer,,autumn or winter.  

No hard and fast rules...common sense helps. however, the type of perennial determines the extent of mulching.  Cosmos meed little or no mulching. heleniums need plenty.  An understanding of each plant's needs is required

jo, I use that manure too and find it excellent 

Stag's Head Sumach

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:42

Cutting a stag horn is a sure fire way to get it to sucker.

Stipa tenuissima flopping

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:37

Mine are cut back in early spring, kept short of water and in sunniest warmest spot.  Never experienced tenuissima flopping.

remember,,cutting back now by a third means the loss of flowers which would normally remain until late autumn. 

Plant ID - my own thread

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 22:34

Guanajuato is a fabulous plant Hosta.  My one and only survivor has finally grown away to flower now.  Glorious blue rivalling the best gentians

Plant ID - my own thread

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:24

You see, we share good taste Philippa 

currently I have patens guanajuato, cambridge and another, uliginosa, guaranitica,,love and wishes, a lovely unnamed blue microohylla, elegantissima and  Amistad  ....all superior to hot lips


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:18

I'm probably one of the most caring of people tell there is nothing vindictive in what I say.  

I'm now reading and hearing so much emotional hype and blackmail now in the Media and it seems we all have to say all the 'right" things.  politicians, do gooders, priests, blah, blah are tickling people's ears and displaying their "goodness" by saying popular things.  I have neither the time nor the patience to indulge these hypocritical people

It's the guy in the street and his family who will pay the price.  

Ok....I too will say no more


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 19:05

Finished planting my lavendar summer will herald a curving flow of scented blue flowers 

astilbe chocolate shogun arrived today.  Love the leaf colour.  

Meant to divide one or two heleniums...( job for weekend now) ok, not recommended at this time of year but I always get away with it and the resulting plants are so much bigger by mid spring.  Heleniums have been fantastic this year again and fast becoming one of my favourites.

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