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getting redicoulas if thats spelt write

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 22:20

Like I said Paul N "Each to there own" 

getting redicoulas if thats spelt write

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 17:37

Personally I love the program and even as a once Gardener by Trade I have picked a lot of good hint's and tips from the series. I also don't see a problem with a program being made from stories of people with health/age related/ or any other problems everyone has a right to a nice garden they can relax in what ever their age/health or life history. Not everyone is capable or able to do the sort of work that Alan and his team do. But each to their own.

Talkback: Mice in the garden

Posted: 05/03/2012 at 19:49

They are good at clearing up seed from the bird feeder and table, but I have them half way down the garden near the wildlife wall so the field mice don't come up to the house they have all they need down and shelter and it is nice to see them cleaning up down there for me

Talkback: Mice in the garden

Posted: 24/02/2012 at 16:15
Kate Bradbury wrote (see)

How lovely, angelstar958. Your wildlife wall sounds interesting. Do you have a photo you could show us?


This is a picture that was taken of my wild life wall by the local housing trust judges

when I won the Eco-Garden competition that they ran last year


Talkback: Mice in the garden

Posted: 23/02/2012 at 19:05

They recently cut back a lot of dead and diseased trees from the 400 year old woodland across the road from my bungalow and I have noticed a lot more wildlife in my garden, I have a wildlife wall I built at the end of my back garden and I know I have at least 2 resident fieldmice that have made their home in the wall, The Sparrow hawk now hunts in my garden as well now his hunting ground has been decimated in the woodland.....They did plant replacement native trees but it will be a long time before that part of the woodland is back to it's old self....I also have 3hedgehogs and at least 5 native lizards. They took over the wildlife wall as soon as I finished building it last year. And "TNKELLS" if you want hedgehogs in your garden it would be good to build a hedgehog house then contact St Tiggywinkles they have baby and young hedgehogs that were born to late to survive the winter. They are de-flead and you feed and take care of them until they reach a certain weight then they can be put in a cold place to hibernate for the winter. I keep mine in the garden shed once they have reached the right weight to survive hibernation then I release them into the garden when they wake up I had 3 babies this year from mum's that I helped last year

Talkback: Preparing for drought in the garden

Posted: 23/02/2012 at 18:38
I have dug up the lawn in the back garden and I put in raised beds last year for Vegetables I also grow potatoes and strawberries in pods...they were the only plants I had to water a lot last year but they have old drink bottles in them with the spikes to disperse the water and that helped a lot ...I have a couple of dustbins that I collect water in and often use my dishwater as well....good for killing off greenfly and blackfly at the same time.....Old established plants like rose bushes already have very deep roots and they will be the last ones to be watered as they seem to cope pretty well. I also have a dustbin for compost and one standard compost bin and a big compost tumbler and that will all be used to mulch plants that need it.I live in the East Anglia region and it has been very dry for 2 or 3 years now.

Talkback: How to grow mint from cuttings

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I love mint and already have mine growing, though I do put mine in a large pot or tub as it can be a real thug in a herb bed, spreading like mad.
Next project will be to build a raised bed just for mint...many varieties and let them grow away as they will without having to contain them.
The latest edition to my collection is a pineapple mint and I can sit for ages just smelling them.... :)) Human mint, has the same effect on me as catmint does for cats

Talkback: Insects - make your own bug box

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:27
Thank you for all the bug box info and bee hotel I have been looking for projects like this
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