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Cat or fox

08 Jun 2016 09:21

 it's probably a fox. i have terrible problems all over my garden. the poo absolutely stinks and it's really, really attractive to dogs !!! when they roll in it -- OMG you need to run for cover as you can smell it for miles !!!

they poo on the patio slabs, on the steps, on the path as well as the grass, it's so annoying, I am forever having to hose down places where they've been !!! they've also dug up my lily bulbs earlier in the year that are in pots as well, wish they weren't so damned clever then I could keep them out of my garden for ever  


Bee & Butterfly Friendly Plants

08 Jun 2016 08:59

hello, I've bought quite a few nice plants in Morrison's and it usually tells you on the lables that they are good for insects/bees/butterflies. also wyvale put good info on their plants/labels as well. don't forget when you plant your shrubs, to keep them well - watered for the first year to help them establish a good root run. have a look on the RHS website which gives lots of information on this subject.

good luck and enjoy  

Not really a problem as such

08 Jun 2016 08:46

hello,, first of all apologies for my rant last week about all the cookies that appear on here after I logged on, sorry just had a meltdown and thanks for the tips on how to try and get rid of them

I need some advice on what to do with an extremely overgrown Xmas cactus. At the moment it's trying to escape from an 8 inch plastic pot which sits in a large ornamental china pot that has gravel at the bottom to aid drainage. The whole thing sits on an old telephone stand in the porch and when I looked at a 10 x inch pot which is also much longer as well as wider, it just looked too big to sit neatly on the stand when re-potted. Then I thought about just putting it in a new ceramic pot instead but it wouldn't have any drainage holes in it.

Any ideas gratefully received

thanks, shazza

Lily beetles

08 Jun 2016 08:37

hello, yes I have these critters on my lilies and am in Swansea, don't know if this is near enough for you ???


Not happy

03 Jun 2016 21:00

thank you to everyone that made suggestions to help me on here. will get OH to have a look at PC to see whether he can re-set things to get rid of these ads for good. that's a main gripe of mine with technology, you can't look at another site without then getting an advert for what you've been looking at. I am all for moving with the times, however, it really annoys the pants off me.

this is a gardening site yet i'm bombarded with ads for cars, furniture, food, website development (!!!), and even how to set up a new business (i can honestly say that i've never had the slightest interest in the last two) so why I am being targeted with those I don't know !!!

anyway, will let you know how I get on


Not happy

29 May 2016 21:50

hello, not having been on here for quite some time, thought i'd have a little mooch around and see what everyone thought of Chelsea this week. Was very surprised at new style of site and have only been on here a few minutes and already it's driving me nuts. It took ages to log on and every time I want to look at different posts/messages, I have to wait ages for all the adverts to load as well !!! it's like watching ITV all over again and that's exactly why we don't bother with that channel. I don't know why the Powers That Be insist on changing things all the time, the site was perfectly accessible as it was. Unless things improve, can't see me bothering with this forum again.  


02 May 2016 17:14

hello, having spent the last few years putting in plants to encourage wildlife, thought i'd ask a question about a problem I seem to be having. I bought six different coloured Buddleia's which grew well and flowered like mad last year. We had some awful weather and when the sun finally came out I had hoped that we would see lots of butterflies on these plants that I was assured would attract them. I have 5 x purple and blue ones and 1 x white plant and although I was glad to see that the white one had lots of bees, it attracted absolutely no butterflies at all (there were none on the purple or blue plants either). 

All the plants are in sunny spot so why is only the white plant attracting bees but no butterflies ??  


No blossom

02 May 2016 16:57

mine have usually started but are slow this year due to the recent cold snap, leaves just about out, will probably have to wait bit longer for the flowers, maybe when temperature gets bit higher later in the week