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Based in United Kingdom, balihainursery has been an eBay member since 12 Dec, 2001

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Slugs No More!!
I have been experimenting with different controls to prevent Slug and Snail damage to our Hosta stock on the nursery.  I tried the usual beer traps or milk traps worked to a certain extent but only worked in a small area around the traps. Hair clippings, egg shells, sharp grit, soot with little success if the slugs want to eat they will go over them. Garlic extract now this is the one that gave the best results plus with added benefits. The Garlic Recipe Get two large Garlic bulbs pl...
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Hostas in containers.
Over the years I have experimented with different compost mixes for growing Hostas in.  Bark, pumice, perlite, grit, vermiculite, rockwool, coir, garden compost, leaf litter, peat and soil in different combinations. Soil is always good but getting a good supply is a problem and you never know the nutrient content unless you get every batch tested.  Soil on its own in pots is not recommended add grit at 10% to help open the soil up. Coir was a disaster it has the habit of b...
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How To Grow Hostas From Seed.
Growing hostas from seed can be real fun to bring on your own unique plant as every seedling will be different. Before starting be sure to use well sterilised seed trays make sure the container is dry before filling with a good seed compost use fresh seed compost or make your own. To each 10 litres of peat add one teaspoon of phostogen powder fertiliser then add 1 litre of fine vermiculite and mix well add water to make the mix moist lift a handfull of compost in your hand and squeeze no wat...
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