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Talkback: Deterring pigeons

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 20:15

I have stopped the pigeons eating the brassicas by putting bamboo canes every 30 cm around them, then going back and forth over the plants with very shiny silver gift tape from the pound shop.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 16:30

Fairy G, that's enough salad for a week!

Love the massive strawbwerry.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 08:08

Thank you Verdun

Salino, I am not very fond of red; my red tubes of paint are all pretty ancient as they very rarely get used I love orange/apricot and though I don't much like purple shades, they seem to work well in the garden.


Posted: 03/07/2013 at 10:12

reb4, if you have a glut of radishes - slice and use them in a stir fry; they lose the fiery quality, but have the texture of water chestnuts.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:43

Salino, I'm in the Fens too; Norfolk /Cambs border! So we have similar weather to contend with. Verdun suggests taking cuttings to keep favourite varieties.

Verdun, I can't find Joyce Grenfell plants anywhere. Any suggestions?

I Found Bees!

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:39

I have never seen so many bumble bees as this year, they love the delphiniums.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:33

reb4, I agree with you; and have been using the radish leaves in the juicer and some that flowered are in a vase in the kitchen. Also made radish soup from the big white radishes and their leaves, it tastes like the best pea soup

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:19

Thanks Verdun, I like the idea of a Joyce Grenfell plant; I used to love her performances.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 19:22

Salino, those penstemens are beautiful. I only tried them once and it vanished in the winter, (I'm in East Anglia) Are you further North? (still can't access anyone's details)

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 18:53

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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