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RE: OUR MEMORIES OF GROWING UP

#436 by Slow Jo , Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:37 pm

Yes my dad had an allotment grew most of our veg ,he would never bother with fruit though.

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#437 by Sheldonboy , Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:39 pm

My dad grew a load of cabbages when I was little. When we came back from Margate there were millions of caterpillars.


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#438 by Slow Jo , Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:44 pm

That was a problem when dad was working he could not get to it in the week ,asked me and a mate to go and spray with soapy water to stop them he gave me extra pocket money if I did.

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#439 by astoness , Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:50 pm

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That was a problem when dad was working he could not get to it in the week ,asked me and a mate to go and spray with soapy water to stop them he gave me extra pocket money if I did.


jo i know folk who still use soapy water to get rid of green and black fly...ive used it myself and it does work..


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#440 by Slow Jo , Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:53 pm

Another old remedy for weeds in a slabbed path ,put a bit of salt on them it takes time but it works.

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#441 by Sheldonboy , Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:59 pm

So you have nice clean cabbages and tasty weeds.


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#442 by Slow Jo , Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:01 pm

Of course, put salt on slugs ,and watch them fizz

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#443 by astoness , Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:02 pm

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Of course, put salt on slugs ,and watch them fizz


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#444 by Slow Jo , Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:04 pm

Of course a size 9 boot is quicker and cheaper[Hammer Head Yellow]

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#445 by Sheldonboy , Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:05 pm

Poor slugs, we don't get many slugs these days. The hedgehogs and Frogs love em. glad I'm not a hedgehog or a frog.


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#446 by Slow Jo , Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:09 pm

Were usually infested with them,so no mercy out here.

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#447 by astoness , Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:13 pm

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Poor slugs, we don't get many slugs these days. The hedgehogs and Frogs love em. glad I'm not a hedgehog or a frog.


why SB and here is me thinking that you were the prince that turned into a frog..


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#448 by Sheldonboy , Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:20 pm

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Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #445
Poor slugs, we don't get many slugs these days. The hedgehogs and Frogs love em. glad I'm not a hedgehog or a frog.


why SB and here is me thinking that you were the prince that turned into a frog..



No I'm just a slug


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#449 by astoness , Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:26 pm

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Quote: astoness wrote in post #447
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #445
Poor slugs, we don't get many slugs these days. The hedgehogs and Frogs love em. glad I'm not a hedgehog or a frog.


why SB and here is me thinking that you were the prince that turned into a frog..



No I'm just a slug



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#450 by Voltman , Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:51 am

On a serious note…. if you put down slug pellets you will encourage slugs.
Here's my version of how.

Slug pellets are often called slug bait, they attract slugs.
The slugs come from all around to eat the pellets.
The slugs are poisoned and start a long demise.
A frog comes along and eats a slug.
The frog is poisoned and starts a long painful demise.
That frog would have gone on to eat all of your slugs if you hadn't killed him.
There are many more slugs than frogs, so the slugs that don't eat the poison are now free from predators.

The same applies to hedgepigs if you are lucky enough to still get them in your garden.
There are frogs and toads in most poison free gardens, they are elusive enough not to be seen.


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