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Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:06

It's great when mathematics and gardening entwine Wimter! 

Wild crocosmia is not flowering

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:01

But.....heatwave starts again tomorrow 

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:00

Loving these pictures 

Slugs/snails - the trade-off

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 21:58

......I go too Jo 

Wet soil

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 21:54

Wet ground in winter will not suit foxgloves in winter so no

ferns will love wet soil. as will astrantias,,astilbes and cimicifugas (acteas). my favourite grass ...hackonechloa...will thrive there as will many varieties of carex. hostas too.  Arum lilies will be good there as long as it doesnt get too cold. lobelia cardinallis too

Slugs/snails - the trade-off

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 21:47

Hmmmmm! That sulphate of ammonia mix?  Avoiding the leaves and it will encourage lots of growth.

nematodes work underground and only on slugs as I understand it. 

Fishy, I understand what you say about killing. ants in or near the home I comtrol/kill. in the garden I leave well alone.  On the lawn I control. Slugs and snails are so destructive and abundant that they need to be controlled.

had a spell when rabbits got into the garden.  I always caught them ...eventually....well, I was a sprinter, but never killed them.  I took them to the towans

killing is not in my genes but needs must Fishy

Slugs/snails - the trade-off

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 17:35

That b.......lack  bird 

lovely though aren't they? Beautiful song.  

whats going on

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 17:34

Vickie,,leave them.  Not unusual.

i assume these are the so-called christmas roses

Slugs/snails - the trade-off

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 17:15

No Fishy,  what a boring garden that would be.  Besides slugs, etc. will feed on whatever is left there.  Yes,they are going for the softer cultivated plants now in preference to wild stuff but grow just those and they will be eaten too.

nematodes I think provide some answers. ,so do pellets.  So do nighttime patrols.  I use a combination of all 3 but no pellets near food.

so far I am doing well.....hostas still looking excellent both in the ground and in pots For example.

it is frustrating.  Currently I have an issue with blackbirds taking all my blueberries despite being netted now.  Should have had hundreds but prob now just a few.

we have to learn to be one step ahead of these pests....with blackcurrants regular picking of the ripe ones keeps me winning....for now  


Sowing grass seed on a patch in high Summer - How to make it work

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 13:57

And scatter a little seed over near surrounding area.  Helps it to blend in Dominoman 

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