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Digindeep

A few more bloomers















Hope you enjoy
horace

 
brummie nick

Can't see any slug damage on your hosta's who do you manage that?  
brummie nick

How not who'
Digindeep

Its a closely guarded secret, Brummie, but being as I know you

When I can, collect the dry/dead leaves from inside the neighbors conifer hedge, chuck handfuls under the plants....oh! and maybe a few pellets....
lizzie44

What is the plant in the second picture please? Its very pretty. Thanks
Digindeep

Ixias, Lizzie, common name African Corn Lillies, and can be used as cut flowers. You can get them in white, peach, pink, coral and red.
Often sold by Taylors bulbs at garden centres ect, they are tiny corms when planted, picked up an odd pack, at the end of last season for a few pence...well pleased with them.
brummie nick

Digindeep wrote:
Its a closely guarded secret, Brummie, but being as I know you

When I can, collect the dry/dead leaves from inside the neighbors conifer hedge, chuck handfuls under the plants....oh! and maybe a few pellets....


Nudge Nudge, wink wink, say no more. your secrets safe with me. DD.  
Grandma Bodger

Secret or not DD I shall try that mixed with egg shells which I dry well then use the rolling pin on them  
Digindeep

Grandma...egg shells work just as well....crushed small as you have said..

Also use both methods with other plants, them there slugs enjoy, lobellias spring to mind....

But yes I do back them up, with the non-mentionable fingies....
Border

Spreading ash or cinders around your plants and veg will keep slugs away.

Ash and cinders from a wood fire are best, it can also add a little potash to the soil. Tree ash makes the soil alkaline, slug hate alkaline soil.

Ash from coal fires, will also work, but coal ash contains sulphur and it will make the soil acidic which slug like, so you should use a little less of it.
Digindeep

Border....agree....but not that many these days have the use of wood ash..
in a lot of areas burning your garden refuse is banned..smokeless zones ect.

But yes my ole Gandpa always burnt his garden refuse, loads of privet and other bushes, it certainly worked for him...

Yet another old fashioned way of keeping them there slugs at bay....
Digindeep

Hi Rena, the first pick is typical of the' hangers ',as you call them around the house, six in all.

So you asked whats in them, Begonias, Fuchias, Verbena, lobellia, and in some Gazinias....
They are still not quite at there peak as yet, getting there, should look good in the next week or so. hopefully.
Rena

They are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I've only just put my first one (ever!) together and it only has petunias in it. !

(Thanks for pointing me the right direction...I get sidetracked....er, 'off topic' really easy! )
sod

Thank you all, we are just starting new gardens around little house. As it is not quite mid winter here but spring bulbs are up   and some trees budding better get onto it

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