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allium

bought this allium last year, i was so pleased when i saw it coming up this year ~ but......
i wasnt the only one to be watching it grow ~ a slug ~ or something bit through the stalk and i found it lying on the ground.



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Lovely flower heads, also love the seed heads too!

2 May, 2011

 

Its lovely rub vaseline on the stems to stop the slugs

2 May, 2011

 

The little sods took out most of the new growth on my favourite Toad lily....

2 May, 2011

 

little b*****s!

3 May, 2011

 

we should declare war i think.

3 May, 2011

 

Invest in a few froggies, that will sort them!

3 May, 2011

 

might need a pond!! dont think there are any near here which explains a lot.

3 May, 2011

 

thats a shame.... ive had to stake mine from the strong winds....

3 May, 2011

 

Something similar happened with one of mine :( Not sure whether it was wind or mollusc, but the severed head was found lying on the floor :( Interesting thought about the vaseline though...

31 May, 2011

 

yes i must remember that one

31 May, 2011

 

make yourself a toadhouse, Sticki... if you have a broken terra cotta pot...that's roughly broken in half..place in like a minitunnel on the soil in a nice sheltered spot...toads like to rest in there while out and about eating slugs, mosquitoes, and midges...then you have the slug problem taken care of and can watch a happy toad go about his business...toads like a nice garden and aren't as demanding of water as frogs are...mind you, a nice pond really completes the garden. Toads mate and lay their eggs in water as well...had a lovely lady toad in my last garden pond who trilled long into the night...when she laid her eggs the goldfish had a feast! sad...

2 Jun, 2011

 

now thats a good idea ~ thanks Lori ~ if i find a big pot ~ i could call it Toad Hall!!! [wind in the willows was/is my favourite book!!]

2 Jun, 2011

 

Love wind in the willows! Toad hall is a marvelous idea :)

8 Jun, 2011

 

:-)

8 Jun, 2011

 

;-)

10 Jun, 2011



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