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Experience using hessian / jute as landscaping fabric?

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:00

I havent any experience of using hessian, but i do have the same problem, ie steep banks of weeds, so i would be interested in the results.  I suspect you wont be excluding enough light with hessian. Im using weed fabric and it does look awful for a couple of weeks, then you sort of get used to it.

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 22:20

Im interested too, they were massive!

Penesetum Fireworks - are they dead?

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 11:29

Hmmm i think i will take them back, point out the error on the label, and get something much tougher. Its an open windy, sunny garden, and grasses seem to do well here.  

I suppose i should think ...you never stop learning, but im sort of thinking i never stop making mistakes! 

Penesetum Fireworks - are they dead?

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 08:45

Resurrected this thead as yesterday i bought pennisetum fireworks at b&q and the label says HARDY. I think i know they weren't, but became excited by the colours. I also asked staff, who read the label (!) and said yes they are hardy.

im in scotland, so i have no chance of overwintering them outside.  Im annoyed with myself really!!

How do you cope with flies

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:18

I find cluster flies come some years, and not others, but these require some serious kit or a professional.

If its house flies and blue bottles, get one of those electric tennis bat things, mine is called the executioner, its a pretty good tool. 

Reclaimed wood bird feeder

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 08:59

That is lovey! What are the little roofs made from? 

Frog traps

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 08:30

The moose was still there so i lifted it out in my hand, where it wriggled and ran up my sleeve, eeeeek! Thought these things only happened in jokes and sitcoms. 

Frog traps

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 13:40

Oh.  Before official start of experimentation, i have another frog (liberated) and a moose (some hole eh?).  I dunno how to get the moose oot without getting bitten, so i have improvised a ladder and left it.

I assumed slugs of the same colour would taste the same?

Frog traps

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 08:53

I will look into that pp. 

Frog traps

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 17:51

I do worry about frogs, i do! I still have the holes and am quite prepared to test wether a frog can get out in the interest of wildlife gardening knowledge advancement.  How do you think i can set up this experiment?

never seen a newt round here, but we get common lizards. It is a hot dry bank, not sure why frogs go up there, but the whole garden is a bit of a froggy wonderland.  

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