June’s Slug Control

Days are getting hotter and drier, and more inhospitable to the slug which must stay cool and moist to survive. So now the manic spring planting season is over, it’s time to turn your attention to the kind of places where slugs love to hide during these hot summer days.

The sudden burst of lush new growth provides ample places for slugs to take refuge, so keeping this trimmed to a minimum not only helps show off the explosion of colourful summer bedding, it also robs the slug of some of its daytime haunts. Keep the lower leaves of larger annuals pruned because slugs love to shelter there too.

Keep your lawn edges trimmed. This not only adds that finishing touch to a freshly mown lawn, it removes another favourite slug refuge.

It’s from places like these that slugs emerge in droves to launch their night time attack on your plants. Go on a nocturnal slug hunt and see how many of the little blighters you can collect and dispose of. It’s a surprisingly effective form of slug control.

In memory of Barry Bauer

It is with deep sadness that after a short illness, Barry Bauer passed away at home.

Barry joined the garden centre in April 1999 and over the years became a valued, trusted and hardworking member of the team, almost becoming an institution.

He could be stubborn and grumpy but at heart was a real softy.

Both Mark and myself will miss him greatly, as will the rest of the staff and many suppliers and delivery drivers.

R.I.P

Jacque & Mark Hassall.

We will be observing a 2 minutes silence at 2pm on Wednesday 31st of May and we ask that customers bare with us at this time as a mark of respect.