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The Potting Shed

Started by Tâf, August 09, 2011, 12:43:04 pm

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dogsmum


Lots of huge big black slugs out there tonight >:(
Our days are happier when we give people a piece of our heart
rather than a piece of our mind.

Nana of 8

Haven't seen a single slug this year.

Snails though, now there's another story... :bored:
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dogsmum

Quote from: Nanaof3 on July 19, 2012, 20:45:28 pm
Haven't seen a single slug this year.

Snails though, now there's another story... :bored:


Hmmm all your slugs must have come to Wales!

Now here's an idea I read yesterday...Buy cheap oats, as in Porridge oats, & sprinkle around your garden, apparently slugs love them but dry them up from the inside out  :-X & they die. If the birds get them it won't hurt them :D I'm deffo going to try it!
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Tâf

Oats is how they clean up the innards of snails for eating.

dogsmum

Quote from: Tâf on July 20, 2012, 10:57:01 am
Oats is how they clean up the innards of snails for eating.


Eh!! ???
Our days are happier when we give people a piece of our heart
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Tâf

"Roman" snails are collected, then fed a diet of oats so that their innards are swept clean of gunge before they are cooked and eaten. They don't just ask them to poo and wipe their bottoms..... so French people are actually eating snails containing oat poo. :puke:

Ian

Quote from: Tâf on July 21, 2012, 10:47:51 am
"Roman" snails are collected, then fed a diet of oats so that their innards are swept clean of gunge before they are cooked and eaten. They don't just ask them to poo and wipe their bottoms..... so French people are actually eating snails containing oat poo. :puke:


  Yeah, like cockles, mussels and oysters.
HPBG!

Tâf

Potato blight has hit the neighbourhood. Mine lasted an extra day or two, but now the haulms are cut off and binned... no way can you compost them.  :-\

Blackberries tied in, leeks that are going to seed composted, pumpkins and butternut squash helped up their strings, strawberries nom'd. Mock orange hacked back after flowering.

I fitted some solar light strings around the place to make it a bit less gloomy in the early nights.

The lawn needs a trim next, but I've come inside to cool off from the humidity out there.

dogsmum

Quote from: Tâf on July 21, 2012, 10:47:51 am
"Roman" snails are collected, then fed a diet of oats so that their innards are swept clean of gunge before they are cooked and eaten. They don't just ask them to poo and wipe their bottoms..... so French people are actually eating snails containing oat poo. :puke:


     :o  :-X
Our days are happier when we give people a piece of our heart
rather than a piece of our mind.

Tâf

Over the past 2 days I have given away:

82 Koralik tomato plants in flower

12 Butternut squash plants also in flower

2 mint plants

12 pots of Physalis plantlets.

All the seed came from plants from last year, all the compost was homemade, all the pots were donated from neighbours.

So overall cost zero... but it made me feel so nice to give them away.  ;D

So now there is space in the garden and greenhouse!!!!  :banana: :banana: :banana:

Tâf

20 clumps of Physalis seedlings planted out, as well as 8 Koralik toms that I had left over. I said I would not do it, but I have planted out 12 Sweetie tomato plants in the garden.

Parlsy, Coriander and Basil repotted.

Harvested the spuds. 4 Red Roosters yielded 22 good sized spuds, the white spuds made a little less at 20. The Roosters in the bags were the best: 3 tubers in each managed 32 and 38 spuds grown in my own compost.

Tâf

The Naga chillies got a spurt going, so I have replanted them to their final trough to move into the chilliarium.

Tied-in the sunflowers before thet snapped in this damed wind. They're over 8ft tall now.

Repotted the Lavender seedlings too.

This is a very drying wind, so I'll have to water everything again this evening.

Reattached the birdbath top with super adhesive as Oscar knocked it off again.... only a little damage.

Lisa

My lavendar is doing really well.
Gorgeous flowers on it.
I'll take a pic later.

My heather is doing well too, but apparently my can likes sleeping on one of them and has turned it into a bowl.
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Tâf


Lisa

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