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Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 09:53

I wish I were rich enough to use slug pellets with such abandon.  You are only supposed to sprinkle them sparingly.  With inches between each one.

foxes

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 23:28

I think the human hair and pee are for deer.

If a fox is causing trouble why do you want it caught and released to cause trouble somewhere else?  I can tell you that we don't want your urban foxes in the countryside, thank you very much.  They are too used to raiding dustbins to survive in the wild!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:55

I'm not sure that they breed in this country.  I think they are migrants from the Continent.

foxes

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 13:31

Children can be told to keep away from the fence.  If you grow anything anywhere near an electric fence you will be forever cutting back any vegetation (even grass) so that it does not touch the electric fence rendering it useless as it will short out. 

privet hedge problem

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 11:44

If you leave one of the privet plant to grow tall and flower you will attract lots of bees and butterflies as it is an excellent nectar plant.

foxes

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:02

A dog will learn to leave electric fencing alone, very quickly. The charge in the fence is not enough to harm anything, just to deter.

At Wisley they put electric fencing around the sweetcorn to deter badgers.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 15:58

Dovefromabove, my complaint was sent on to one of their technical experts who rang me at home to discuss the problems.  You are quite correct to say the store manager was not an expert in compost; he didn't claim to be!

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 09:37

Would it not be more constructive if you took a sample (or the remains of the bag) back to the store and complained directly to the store manager?  If nobody make a formal complaint nothing will be done about it.

I think you would be very lucky to get anything for consequential loss as the store cannot have knowledge of your gardening competence, but you should have your money back and a voucher.  I did a couple of years ago.

Also mention that you use messageboards, as the companies don't like adverse publicity.

Slug killer on edibles advice needed

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:47

Certainly don't throw the plants away.  If it's dry go outside and brush any pellets off the plants on to the soil and wash anything you pick.

In future read the pack.  It is not necessary to put lots of pellets down.  They can be pretty widely scattered.

Good nice looking water butt advice?

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 15:43

Aren't I the lucky one, the Wickes ones are cheap and efficient!

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