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Stomping Snails And Non-Toxic Dandelion Killers

November 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Garden Plants, Gardening News

A few weeks ago I wrote about an English gardener who was investigating the homing instinct of snails. By marking their shells with a little spot of nail varnish she was able to check whether snails she had moved a certain distance were able to find their way back. It turned out that thirty yards [...]

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Slugs And Snails And How To Save Your Plants

August 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Garden Plants, Garden Supplies

Image via Wikipedia One of a gardener’s pet hates is the common slug and of course the second is the snail. It is infuriating to find that your plants have been damaged by these pests. There are many products designed to eradicate these pests ranging from the notorious slug pellets that you scatter beside yor [...]

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Cuttings, Gadgets and Escargots

August 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Gardening News

Why is it that whenever you take a particular fancy to a plant or shrub that you have read about or seen in a neighbor’s garden, you find that your local garden center does not sell that variety? In “Growing new plants from old” Maureen FitzPatrick suggests a way round this problem by reminding us [...]

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