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Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:56

I often have moles on my tiny lawn. Stick a bamboo into the mound and place a large empty yoghurt carton on top, the noise and vibration in the breeze drives them away. I know this works, as a week or so later my neighbour complains about moles in his garden

Gardeners World Television

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:53

I'm only addicted to Gardeners Question Time, but I think you have a valid point. Perhaps email the BBC with this?

The demise of the front garden.

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:48

Dear FW, I am a very keen observer of front gardens; what I have noticed in London areas, as they get more 'gentrified' and are too small to park anything but a motorbike, they are changing from a scrubby lawn and a sad hydrangea to lovely tiles up the front path, a neat place for the bins, yes a bit of gravel, hopefully with weed suppressing membrane underneath, and a focal plant in the centre, sometimes with planting around the edge. They are looking very good. Where I live in the Fens, 13 years ago when I moved here, the front gardens were a boring bit of grass, but over the years, with the help of Wisbech plant Auctions things have changed and virtually every front garden is looking good. Often where a front garden is neglected, there is a very old person living there who could do with some offers of help

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:31

I realised when I moved to Norfolk 13 years ago, well, full time 8 years ago that 'we don't hold with Motorways in Norfolk; we think they the Devil's Spawn'. Well, yes and no; I hate head lights in my face ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE NOT DIPPED but I would not want to live near a motorway. That is why I don't go to many events involving lots of night time driving.

silly quotes

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:14

A lovely London woman I know used to say, 'she's got more front than Selfridges'.

Also she said, 'Oh, I wouldn't get one of those microwave ovens. I like to put the joint in the oven on a Sunday morning and then I know I've got enough time to change the beds. If I had a microwave, I'd only have half an hour to change the beds.'

So owning a microwave can alter the time space continuem. Scary.

Winter flowering cherry - Prunus subhirtella 'autumnalis'

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:08

Dove, thank you.

Decomposition of Racehorse Poo

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:07

Oldcompostheap is a wonderful name; you'd never have to dress up for any event! And you'd get away with it!


Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

As a keen as mustard composter, I would like to hear how this works for you. Around here all I can get is horse manure so cow dung is an unknown .

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:02

KEF, I could but it would be cruel

Problem Pelargoniums

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 15:58

I am not a plant scientist, but it seems to me that there is a great difference between 'bedding ' pelagoniums and 'potting' ones. I once made the mistake of putting the bedding ones in pots and got far more leaf than flowers. I have not bought the bedding varieties since, The type that I get are very amenable to unheated conservatory (except boiler is there) and slightly heated greenhouse in the winter. Your house may be too warm.

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