Latest posts by Anniemarshy

Feeding large birds

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 22:30

If you manage to attract small birds you will have plenty of food for magpies and crows! 

Evil foxes/cats

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 22:28

Try spreading lion dung around, you can buy it in dried form from garden centres.  Also as suggested human pee, they seem to dislike girls more than boys,  I've successfully got rid of badgers from a garden this way!

If you can borrow a dog and let them pee over your garden this helps too.

Foxes and cats don't seem to like shiny things either especially mirrors.

You don't say if you are in a rural or urban situation, you could try asking your local authority if they can get rid of them if there's a lot.  We are rural and the local farmers take care of them when they breed too successfully.

Good luck

box balls

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 22:18

they are not generally fast growing, mine are in the ground and grow about 1-2" a year, they get faster as they get older!

Ray of Hope

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 22:15

I've a couple of roses in bud!

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 22:14

I've grown them for two years running and they were around 3ft high, great long lasting flowers but mind the spikes! 

Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 22:08
A couple of peacock butterflies are overwintering in my friends house, she is feeding them honey, is there a better food to be feeding them to give them the best chance of survival until spring?

Can't get no inspiration!

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 21:50

Is it land you want to cover and not have to do much to?  It's not clear from the photo if the view is something you want to see or something you want to disguise!

pruning a mountain ash

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 17:39

I've successfully coppiced a mountain ash it flowered in the second year and now has berries.

rose bush care over winter

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:49

If you've not pruned a rose before, it might be a good idea to look up how to do it on a website first.  You need to prune dead or diseased stems first, then to outward facing buds to the centre of the bush stays fairly clear, it helps prevent diseases.

Winter Pots

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:44

Thanks everyone, I've got a sick looking heuchera I'll pot it up and it might pick up.  I never have much luck with hyacinths the blooms always fall over.


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