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Posted: 12/07/2013 at 15:58

People have to make their own choices.  Traps are acceptable to most people as they do want to get rid of the mole.  Traps cost less than 'a battery powered thing' in the long run.

I cut slugs in half with a pair of scissors because I think killing them by some other means is pretty horrible.

As I say, make your own choices.

Bolting Broccoli

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 14:07

I also presume the plants are F1 hybrids.  Specifically bred to mature all at the same time.

Remove all the flowers and you should get some secondary, but much smaller, heads.

In my opinion home-freezing of the cabbage family gives nasty results.  For example sprouts.  I would rather eat the broccoli at every meal until they are all gone.  We are having a cauliflower festival at the moment!

Clearing c

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:46

Make absolutely sure that the person buying the house knows, in writing, what you are going to remove.  This is a legal requirement, or they will have a claim against you.

You can take anything you like which is in pots when the sale is agreed, but after that date you cannot dig up plants and remove them without permission.  Though you can of course take cuttings from suitable plants.


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:39

They don't last for long.  They are part of the natural world.  Let them live, or do you want to destroy everything that displeases you?

And as for splashing bleach and Jeyes fluid all over the place.....Words fail me!

There was a photo and explanation on this board a few weeks ago.


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:34

You have three choices.  Live with it.  Kill it.  Remove it.

Not all slugs are harmful to your plants.  The very biggest seem to graze on moss rather than plants.  I leave them be.

Why won't plants grow under my Holly tree?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 17:59

Probably too dry.  The holly tree must suck up many gallons every day.

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 15:14

They only taste sweet when they are very, very ripe and just about to fall off the bush.  They definitely need sugar to bring out their flavour.  They are rarely eaten raw; usually cooked.

Does anyone know what plant this is? :/

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 15:03

Rose-bay willow herb aka Fireweed.  Member of quite a big family Epilobium.  It is a weed.

a downside of this weather

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 00:47

Don't you know that kneading bread is the best way to clean your fingernails!

Plants to be potted at the front of a house.

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 00:42

If they are to be right on the road, how are you going to prevent their being stolen, vandalised or otherwise mucked about with? Trouble is if the display is nice, the plants will disappear.

Had you thought about window-boxes?

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