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Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:34

Hi, does anyone know if there are effective anti cat plants? I am trying to stop cats from coming into my garden and going for the birds, they are not using it as a toilet but they sit in the garden and scare off the birds. I have a sonic scarer but it doesn't seem to be scaring them off!!


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 17:49

Hi, last year the leaf cutter bees used my bug box to place their eggs but still the holes are sealed up!! I was thinking that maybe the larva didn't survive, does anyone have an opinion on this at all?

Echinacea plant

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 18:53
Thanks, might cut of the dead stuff then winter in the green house.

Echinacea plant

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 09:23
Hi I have an echinacea plant in a pot which I would quite like to keep for next year, how do I go about wintering it, any advice please?

Small sink pond

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 08:53
It's on top of the ground chica, I suppose I could pack some polythene underneath the sink and then just wait and see.

Small sink pond

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 20:45
Thanks but a really hard frost would freeze it all the way through, would it crack the sink, it's one of those old, white ones?

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 20:43
I had a two Rottweilers called Kiefer (Sutherland) and Nathan ( just liked the name) and a ginger and white cat called Leroy!!! And my friend had an Irish Wolfhound called Mouse, just because he was grey. Pet names should be given as much thought as children's names I think.

Small sink pond

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 20:36
Hi all, I have been managing a small sink pond in my garden all summer and although it has no fish in it it does have some water plants like water lilies etc, if we get a harsh frost the whole pond will freeze up, will this kill all the plants? Should I empty the pond and take the plants out and put them in the shed? Please help as the plants were quite expensive so I don't want to have to replace them all again next spring.

Bug house

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 17:23
Thanks Dove, I'm trying to encourage all kinds of things except cats!!!

Bug house

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 06:48
Hi, I have noticed that some of the holes in my bug house seem to have what looks like leaves blocking some of the holes, I regularly see bees in the holes but I'm not sure if it's the weather that has blown wet leaves onto the holes and they have stuck there or if it's a deliberate insect related cover, does anyone have any ideas?
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