Latest posts by a1154

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Rabbit trap (live)

Posted: Today at 08:17

Bought one at £30. Im followong the instructions, but no rabbit, and its not taking the bait near the trap, but it is eating my cabbages and purple sprouting broccoli.

New pond questions

Posted: Yesterday at 08:04

New pond questions

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 23:03


best way to identify native blue and white bells

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 22:35

I thought spanish bells had to go into a waste bin, but this months magazine says you can take them to council tip/use green garden waste bin, as their high composting temperatures definitely kill them.  Good to know. 

New pond questions

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 19:45

Hi i thînk 7.5 x 6.5. Not so big. Ill try for a pic tomorrow. 

Ill do breakfast for them tomorrow then. 

Searches (again)

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 16:48

Nope doesnt work for me

New pond questions

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 16:46

I didnt know which category to put this query in ?

I have just finished the fish pond, sort of. I have used the black side of a reversible liner, but find the joins very obvious! it looks like a white stripe. I suppose this will disappear under sludge at some point? 

The shelf has a layer of stones and is slightly covered by the water level. It was my intention to fly larger stones across the top to hide the liner. I find the fish are inquisitive and swim up between the stones, sort of beaching themselves. I maybe have dim fish? 

3rd thing is shall i start feeding the fish? After a bit of a warm spell, its pretty cold, but they seem quite active. 

Lily beetles

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 08:53

Never seen one of these, looked it up on google and they are in specific areas, not here. The adults look pretty, (not sure about excrement-coated grubs yak!) They look like they would be easy to spot though? 

Gardeners World

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 08:52

monty did say crown imperials, but i often wish they would put something on the screen so we can read what we are looking at. I would have liked to see more of the garden carol visited, and she walked past a stunning pink shrub. Ill have to watch it again - couldnt make out what it was.

Horse manure on grass

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 08:47

it should work fine, but a large pile of well rotted manure is an asset and i wouldnt waste it on grass, if you are thinking about growing in a ploy tunnel etc.

Have you checked if you need permissions for this? If its designated agricultural land, you need to check what you can do on it - its not garden. 

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Discussions started by a1154

New pond questions

Liner, stones, fish... 
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Rabbit trap (live)

Types, bait, releasing 
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Searches (again)

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Bird feeding station

Bought or homemade ideas 
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Thompson Morgan again

Free plugs offer postage issue 
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Carex pendula digging up

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Ilex holly identification

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Summerhouse inside

Lining the walls? Painting? 
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Growing conditions 
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Plant losses, phormium, fatsia japonica

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Rose garden - height, space etc

Planning new rose borders 
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Helenium advice

Plants, plugs, seed 
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Pampas grass cortaderia

Not about the plant, more philosophical 
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Frog traps

Careful with fence posts 
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