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Latest posts by Verdun

Liming effect on slugs?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:24

Youre ducking the question Jo.......that's cwackers 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:23

Beautiful here right now Jo....... 


Liming effect on slugs?

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:15

I dont think alkalinity affects slugs and snails except to an excess. ,

even if it excess of lime...what cost to your soil honeysuckle? 

A pond, birdlife, a snail hunting regime, nematodes, pellets....these are the only options in dealing with slugs n snails

however, on an allotment liming on an acid soil is advisable.  Talk to the other allotmenteers there. 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:09

Ladies, ladies . Aint no lady Lindsay.  

Pleased flamingo is flyng now 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 17:22

I Think the most important piece of advice was to water it Lindsay.............


Mildew free monardas

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 17:18

Thanks Zenjeff.  an old fwvourite too.  

Gathering and preparation, treatment of Sumach or Stag's Horn

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 13:05

Start treatimg them asap Steph.  

In the lawn use a lawn weedkiller.  glyphosate or sbk elsewhere......unless you really want to cultivate them for cordial etc .  But, could be an expensive cordial 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 12:17

Well its coming back here where the sun belongs Panda

thanks Runny .......hope the itching improves asap 


To move, or not to move

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 12:11

Hiya Horseygirl

Jasmine is defmitely a plant for fhe open ground. So that is the ideal.

however, as big a pot as possible will give your jasmine a longer healthier life.  Use a john innes compost, not your usual multi pirpose purpose.  I would also add a handful or two of dried manure mixed well with the soil.  

Yes, you move it now if you can untangle it without too much brutality.  I like moving some plants at this time of year because the conditions are still warm and they will settle in well in preparation for next year.  since it has only been planted for a few months I really don't think your plant will be fine for the move.  Water well though of course 

good luck Horseygirl 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 11:26

Hey.........sun is making an appearance.  Well trying to to. 

since I boasted about our glorious summer to someone last week its been all change. Whilst the east has been enjoying scorching temps we have had rain, rain and rain. 


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