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DAM CATS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 14:07

Do not waste your time on fluids, 'anti cat plants' and other crap people keep spewing.

There are 2 ways to stop cats digging (which is hiding their poo):

1. Have plants! Ie do not have areas of bare ground/earth.

2. If you do have areas of bare ground (waiting for bulbs/perennials etc) then put lots of bamboo sticks around to physically stop them getting there. Remove sticks as the plants grow.

Easy and cost free.

juniper tree

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 13:56

"...heavy duty plastic sheet was placed over the area of this garden and slates pebbles laid over for keep weeds down..."

Plants need air around their roots as well as water. The plastic is keeping rain and air from getting to the roots. It is also stopping excess water from evapourating, so the roots may be rotting in winter and dry in summer. I would remove the plant and use pots in future.

Something is eating my chives.

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 14:24

Glad you found out what was causing the damage Jenny. The Slugs in my garden (I do not have snails) do not touch my Chives but will eat Foxglove merrily!

Brown patches on my conifer

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 14:21

It could be all number of things, wind or pee. It might be heat burn reflected from a nearby wall or a fungal infection. If you have a fungicide it will be worth trying that,

Something is eating my chives.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:15
lazy gardener wrote (see)

You dont always see slime trails-but my money is still on slugs or snails-again have you scattered any pellets or anything else?-you did not say

Go out tonight after dark-with a torch-you might see a predator returning to the scene

Totally agree - you rarely see slime trails!

Something is eating my chives.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 16:40

Slugs or catterpillars in my experience.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 12:09

Grape Hyacinths are edible, but taste nothing like Chive (obvs onion like) - Grape Hyacinths taste like sourish green grapes...I suppose it will get lost in a salad but not something to go wild for!

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 20:53

1. I bought Mint and planted it in an area that few other things grow in. It started to invade next doors garden (I bad) but then it started to appear in my lawn and in borders metres away. I dug it out but now it is in 3 beds all coming up vigoursly, even though I keep strimming it. Really one to avoid.

2. I tend to leave seedlings in case they are something interesting. I know have to battle creeping clover, Bittercress and Crab grass...

3. I need to start grouping plants for impact. Am too much scatter plants here and there, where there are spaces instead of thinking what it will look like with time.

Slugs v Campanula

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:31

I find slugs eat new growth of Campanula but seem not to like them too much. Vine weevil will also eat Campanula and love to hide under veg on warm walls.

My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:03

I always keep the 'eyes' of the dahlia at almost soil level. It does help with waking the stalks up. Too deep and you risk them not waking, in my experience, at very least it slows them down for weeks.

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