Latest posts by Wintersong

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 19:43

How long did it take you to do all that candyfloss David?

Monty's Dog

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 15:42

Last time I looked,  BBC had several channels, and red button technology 

there is no excuse 

Urgent Help - Mexican Palm blown over

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:46

Er, I would get rid of it while half the work is done for you, have you seen how fast and huge these things grow?  Unless your patio is some distance from the house or a size and magnificence to warrent the price of a pot?? Planter more likely. ..

then again you may have a dwarf variety like those things exist 

just saying. ..

Slugs and catapillars! Surprised I have any plants left!

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:31
mike 14 wrote (see)

What Fairygirl says is absolutely right. I get out at midnight on a wet night wearing a head torch and bucket them. Then you need to dig a deep hole and bury them hard, unless you hate your neighbours then...............



You know they live in the ground right?  or is it only the smaller garden slugs that ascend in the middle of your prized plants in the darkest hours ? 

Slugs and catapillars! Surprised I have any plants left!

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:18

I use a redundant pair of secateurs for slugs and snails. 

Also had a caterpillar eat a vulnerable clematis this time last year,  brown thing, just the one decimated my clematis before I realised it wasn't slugs, probably a moth species around this time of year...

I'm trying a new product this year for vulnerable plants because although my dog doesn't eat the pellets, I don't want to risk it. Anyhow, yesterday's torrential rain worked wonders on my Lupins, the granules swelled in the rain and felt disgusting, probably have some untasteful agent that works against molluscs 

Monty's Dog

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 10:08
David K wrote (see)
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Were you one of those security men in the black tee shirts David?


Nah....DNA results.



Stop while you're ahead 

Foxtail lily

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 21:17

Eremurus are supposed to die back after flowering midsummer

they indeed look healthy and if it's a new clump they can take 1-3 yrs to flower

Resist moving or division unless you really have to and only when they are sleeping 

willow weep for me

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 21:14

I hope your pigmy owls remain safely ensconced in your lovely garden David 

out with the old, in with the new 

Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 21:12

There's love in there somewhere David 

Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:02

I'd like to count the missing episodes due to some other schedule and see who is really winning, sorry for being pessimistic  

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