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Garlic wars!

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 14:29

At this time of year could be squirrels.They are burying now for their winter store and can smell disturbed soil so wherever you dig they will. If it is use thick plastic netting anchored down so the garlic can grow through it but the squirrels can't dig. As Fleurisa said it could be birds....blackbirds are the worst for doing this....keep an eye out so you can see what is doing it.

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 18:46

Keep your lawn short

Keep your borders full

Keep your vege patch fenced off

Then make a small sandpit with cover from rain (under shrub/tree) to encourage them to do their business there and plant a small herb garden area in the sun for the cats to enjoy sleeping in.

Happy cat, happy you. 

All too often people forget that cats eat or deter vermin. The very vermin that would nibble on your veges, dig up your bulbs, destroy your flower beds. Strip the bark from your shrubs and trees.

I would much prefer the odd bit of doodoo to rats, rabbits, pigeons, mice, voles, squirrels etc. etc.

As a gardener I live with the fact that whoever or whatever poo's in the garden I will tread in it lol! Like anything else you get used to it and deal with it. Trust me fox is the worst! Makes me gag every time 

seed share

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 12:57

Oh good, glad something is growing  Hope its something unusual. Let me know! 

seed share

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 21:50

Awww I've been missed.  Thanks guys. Won't be on much for a while or at least until we get some hard frosts. I have never been so busy. Other stuff going on too but have 17!!!!!!!! gardens on the go at the minute. I need a holiday!  

Sent your seeds....finally......today James 

seed share

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 15:43

Hi all  Not been on here for a couple of months soooo....apart from Clueless do I owe anyone else seeds and if so what? Checked thru messages but quite frankly am lost after such a long time away! ...love the santa hats!

Pruning

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:28

I only prune in Spring. Lavatera are very prone to frost damage on new growth which is why they can be short lived but they don't have to be if pruned once the weather starts warming.  

Is this poisonous

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:12

Aha  Upside down Hypericum lol. Yes berries poisonous unfortunatly.

Is this poisonous

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:03

Bet I know what it is....I can sense it lol. Love the squirrel Paula 

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 23:10

LOL I feel your pain Sara (insert cuddle smiley) Sometimes you can overload on information and everyone has different advice but I am sure it will all work out in the end and look amazing  My pond was a puddle compared to what you are doing lol.

is it too late to prune a lilac tree?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 21:07

The buds for the following year develop very soon after it finishes flowering so by trimming it you will lose the flowers on those branches but thats all. If its pretty mature I doubt you'll even notice!

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