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Rat free bird feeding

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 11:48

Try a metal pole feeding station with a squirrel baffle on the pole. They then can't get up the pole to get to the feeders. 

You could also try the Pest Off bird feeders

Feeding birds.

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:31

Hi Trillium2cv

Re parrotts. We were plagued by them as well but have managed to find some feeders to out fox them. They are sphere/globe metal grid type squirrel guard with the feeder in the middle and far enough away that they can't get their beaks to the food. Can't remember what make they are off hand but will find out for you. 

Also tried putting the long slim squirrel guardians over feeders to stop the parrotts but it did not work as the parrots could still reach the food. 

I have heard also that if you use a feeder guardian and put uncut cable ties protruding out occasionally around a feeder guardian this can work.  So might try this for the long squirrel guards and see if it works. 


Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 17:26
I would be interested in very fragrant shrubs and trees as well. Neighbour has done garage\outbuilding conversion and the smell of extremely pungent cooking smells now drifts over our patio and garden. Think they may have put the vent inches from the boundary and above fence level. Hence we need to mask the smell with some very fragrant plants.

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 12:55

Try 'Lotil' cream. It's extremely good for cracked and bleeding skin. It has worked fabulously for me to heal my hands when they start to crack and bleed (usually in the winter). Their website does mention about using it for gardening also.

You can buy it in tubes or in a pot from chemists. 

Buddleja Flower Power - no multicoloured flowers only purple

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 17:34

An update - I ordered a 3 litre Buddleja Flower Power from a different internet company and am delighted to say when it arrived it was multicoloured (purple, orange and pink). Horray! It was nothing like the plug plant flowers I got from the original supplier which were solely dark purple. Glad I managed to get a refund for the plug plant ones. 

Buddleja Flower Power - no multicoloured flowers only purple

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:27

Thanks for the link Flowerchild, interesting seeing people's experience with Buddleia Flower Power. 

I contacted the internet retailer I bought the plug plants from and got a full refund. 


Bargain of the year

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:16

Last year I spotted lots of different good sized clematis marked down to 75p each in Homebase. I bought quite a few and they are growing really well

Buddleja Flower Power - no multicoloured flowers only purple

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:44

Thank for the advice.. Will now contact the supplier and ask for a refund and will buy more elsewhere. 

Buddleja Flower Power - no multicoloured flowers only purple

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 16:10

Thanks for your replies. The flowers stayed purple the whole time and then died. No colour change seen at all. 

Buddleja Flower Power - no multicoloured flowers only purple

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 13:01

Has anyone grown Buddleja 'Flower Power' from plug plants before, if so please can you give me some advice. 

I bought some plug plants of Flower Power from an on-line plant supplier last year and they have just flowered for the first time. The flowers are only dark purple and not the colourful purple, pink, butterscotch etc they are advertised as having. 

Do the flowers on the plants develop the multicolour flowers in following years or have I got dud plants? 

Many thanks in anticipation of your replies.

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