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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 16:35

Philippa, I think we need Rosie to tell us about that as she uses facebook.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 16:21

Good grief The bird feeders all hang from a pear tree in the centre of my tiny lawn; there are finches of all kinds (except bullfinches), and great and blue tits, sparrows etc. Will the snake try to get at them?

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 16:00

Ahhh! thanks Dove; but Robins are way down the garden beyond the g/h. The bird feeders are very close to where the snake went; would they eat dropped bird seed? The birds who feed on the ground are mainly big wood pigeons, too big for a snake to tackle I would think.

Help critique front driveway plans

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:57

Kate, I think all your ideas are lovely; except replacing the gravel with paving. Apparently, because water can't drain away so well it is a contributary factor in localised flooding.

About the flowers, what colours are you looking for?

I have the Rose Compassion over my porch; will try to post a photo later - it is spectacular and depending where you are in the uk, can keep flowering up to December.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:51

Do they eat snails and slugs?

bee success

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:50

That is really good nws

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:47

In the Fens, Norfolk. I saw a much smaller one vanish into the same part of the flower bed about 5 years ago; perhaps the holes I sometimes see in the ground are not rat holes, but snake holes.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:42

I was sitting on the terrace reading about 3 ish when I saw something move out of the corner of my eye; it was a snake about 1m long. I did a vertical takeoff, like a Harrier Jump Jet from shear surprise. I'm actually rather fond of snakes and once did a days work with a python wrapped round my neck I checked online and it was a grass snake, not an adder. It was very beautiful; it raised it's head to me and then slithered off into the flower bed.

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:36

Was very pleased with RHS on line.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:33

A bit of a bump in case anyone is interested

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Rubbish really 
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Any suggestions welcome 
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Best crop ever 
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More good guys

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What veg? 
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Advice needed on propagation 
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Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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How to empty a bin 
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