Updated: Sep 25, 2021
This Sunday we are at the Woottens of Wenhaston Plant and Garden Fair. We will be taking Paca Punch plant feed, socks and our new Fibre Shoddies - pelletised alpaca fibre which repels slugs! Come and see us to learn more!
Paca Punch Shoddies
"Shoddy is the description given to waste wool being turned into cloth. Our "shoddies" are made from the short leg fibres which we have no use for in yarn making.
The pelleted fibre is an irritant to slugs and snails so they don't cross a barrier of them around the base of susceptible plants. We placed this snail on the shoddies and it immediately made it's escape off the pellets.
After a time the pellets will degrade and act as a mulch and plant feed.
For more information please contact us We will soon be supplying them for your garden! Watch this space!
In the Flower Garden
Water evergreen shrubs like camellias and rhododendrons thoroughly this month to make sure that next year's buds develop well.
Keep patio container plants well watered and feed with Paca Punch every fortnight.
Stake tall or top-heavy dahlias and lilies to prevent wind and rain damage. Dead-head lilies for a better flower display next year.
Dead-head annual bedding plants and perennials to encourage them to flower into the autumn and stop them self-seeding.
Cut back faded perennials to keep borders tidy.
In The Vegetable Garden
Water sweetcorn plants regularly and feed with Paca Punch to get the best cobs.
Continue to feed tomato plants with Paca Punch Plus and remove lower leaves to help with air circulation and prevent disease. Pinch out the top of tomato plants to concentrate the growth into the fruit that has already formed. Aim to leave 5 or 6 trusses of fruit per plant.
Cut back herbs to encourage a new flush of tasty leaves that you can harvest before the first frosts. Dry or freeze excess herbs to use in the kitchen later on.