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Glaucidium palmatum - 2014

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By Andrewr


Glaucidium palmatum - 2014 (Glaucidium palmatum)

Choice woodlander, growing to one and a half feet, for moist, humus-rich soil in full or part shade. Protect from slugs.



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An interesting one, Andrew! New to me...

24 May, 2014

 

A bit 'fussy', definitely one for good woodland soil, although mine is growing in a fairly dry spot under an apple tree. And slugs love it! :-(
There's also a rare white-flowered version, but I have not been able to get that going.

24 May, 2014

 

Don't mention slugs - or in my case, snails. They're everywhere! Your Glaucidium is lovely. :-)

25 May, 2014

 

I've already lost two plants of campanula trachelium to snails - it appears to be one of their favourites :-(
I think I will also have to get rid of crinums - snails use the leaves as a hotel.

25 May, 2014

 

I pulled out some Lunaria yesterday and found massed ranks of snails under the leaves!!!

26 May, 2014

 

I think the mild wet winter suited them. I have reduced the population of slugs and snails in my garden over the years by doing twilight patrols in the garden, and putting a pinch of salt on any I find. They die horribly - it's very satisfying!

26 May, 2014

 

Eeeuch! I tread on any I find when I let Henry out last thing. Crunch! During the day, they go for a swim in the stream. ;-D)

27 May, 2014

 

I find some of mine somehow trying to find their way across the road outside :-O

27 May, 2014

 

Ah, but they have to be 'sent' more than 65m, or they return if they have made it.

28 May, 2014

 

They end up under the wheels of passing traffic - I don't think they ever make it back.

28 May, 2014

 

Awwwww....we are cruel, aren't we. (NOT!)

29 May, 2014



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