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Latest posts by Aliesh

nesting blackbird

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 18:12

 Hi thought you might like to see this black bird nesting in my shed

its nest is so round and neat. can't wait to see chicks.


Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:59

Hi in my small front garden i use wooden bbq skewers pushed in any bare soil areas point side up! this helps but its amazing how they sometimes find a space  might try the muscle spay idea.

Weeds in compost bin?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:47

Hi my compost heap never gets warm though i admit i am a bit lazy in turning it.Verdun how big is your heap? mine is four small palets fastened together should it get warm if i turnit more often? Thanks

new gardener

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:08

Thanks for the link Dovefrombove i did not know about this! I won't be using it again as i love bees and grow flowers to attract them and other insects.

new gardener

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:53

I have had theese in the past they eat the roots of your plants!

You can buy vine weevil killer from garden centres and wilkinsons you dilute and water it on .Watch out for the adult beetles in summer they are black and speckled i cruch them

stream banking

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 20:56

HI, i have a stream on the edge of my allotment which has a land drain running into it

It has eroded over the years and my other half has just repaired the drain.we were left with a large hole which has now been filled with soil, any ideas what to plant to protect the stream banking? I know willow is good but i think the roots may grow into the drain and damage it. not sure what to plant

One of my helebores

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 16:30

I have a helebore similar colour to scotkat its beautifull at moment!

Had it about 5 years but never had seedlings  thought maybe you need to have 2 plants  to get seedlings.


Posted: 14/04/2013 at 15:28

Yes it is glyphosate based, thanks for the info


Posted: 14/04/2013 at 15:12

Has anyone used Wilko concetrated weedkiller? It does not say in instructions how long berore you can plant after using, or if you can replant,i want to use it on an area covered in ground elder, then hope to re seed with meadow grass. Any advice welcome.

bird box

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 17:32

Hi Jess, i put my box up a few years ago in spring , it was not  used the first year as i think birds check out nesting sites before spring. It has been used every year since by blue tits apart from last year, they did come and check it out but didn't use it for nesting. I think that could be because i had a family of sparrow feeding in my garden and as my garden is quite small the blue tits were not happy with all the sparrows close to thier nesting site. I still have the sparrow family and have seen the blue tits fighting with them at the bird feeders. they have been going in the nest box but not sure if they will stay! Do you feed the birds in your garden? If so are the feeders near your nest box?

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potato problem

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seeds in compost

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plant id

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