Latest posts by Bookertoo

Tree Planting in border in tubs/buckets

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 14:31

There is also a root bag made by a company which restricts roots on trees/shrubs that you want to plant in soil but not to get too big.  Can't real who sells it, but probably search engine 'root bags' will find it. 


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:59

We did try that, but all that happened was that they ate what they had then started on anything else.  We do have alot of squirrels, and anything that woks for anyone is good.  I find chicken wire and holly cuttings over pots useful, this year laid alot of very prickly hedge cuttings on the ground over areas of newly ground planted bulbs which seems to have reduced the digging.  Will know more in a couple of months I guess. 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 12:30

Snowdrops in sheltered areas near the hedge very much up, while spikes but not dropped over yet - soon though.  Other areas, the grey spikes of leaves show, some not at all yet - but they will.   They have been spread wonderfully by the birds over the years, lovely patch below a road sign just outside our drive where the birds sit and digest their meals!


Posted: 31/12/2014 at 16:26

Feeding the squirrels is fine, till they empty their feeder, when they come back to the bird feeder and empty that as well!   If I let them, they could cost me a small fortune, but I will go on as I really want to feed the birds, especially in this colder weather. 

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 16:15

We're at the stuffing and nips stage too - such a great meal and such a delight!  Let's all enjoy whatever we are having and be thankful to whatever you believe in that we are lucky enough to have it all, and each other.  Raising a glass to all …………..

Recent advertising posts.

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 13:47

Hear, hear

I got lucky last night...

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 13:46

The big greenhouse (relatively speaking) has had no heating yet, and open doors when dry enough.  The little plastic seed tray one got blown over twice so we have taken it down and put the bits in the garage till the next growing season gets under way. 

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 13:44

Whatever you celebrate around this time of year, may you all be happy, blessed and joyful - and looking forward to Spring. 

Waterproof Garden Shoes

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 15:21

Indeed - and I guess he could have white or red wellies according to his taste - good idea!

Waterproof Garden Shoes

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 15:09

I loved that, but somehow I doubt the present Pope could get a new pair of shoes for the equivalent of 200 lire!!

Discussions started by Bookertoo

What the ?*******? is doing this?

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watch out, watch out ……..

…… lily beetle about 
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Odd corrections?

Use of the English language! 
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Happy seasons greetings to all

Be joyful 
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squirrels and their cleverness

the unending bane of my life 
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Solomon's seal

Where and how? 
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For whom do we garden .............

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frosted lilies

any advice? 
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out of season plants

why are these wanted? 
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bird feeders

caged fat ball feeder 
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Hazel nut queries

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Flippin' pigeons

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