Caz W

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Posted: 25/09/2012 at 16:20

I started planting sempervivum on a sunny bank in May and as soon as my back was turned this blackbird decided it was the perfect spot to do some sunbathing!  Loved the look on his face!

Snails - the French have the right idea

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 15:04

Hi Raspberry - I'm another snail hating vegetarian so I can't eat them  I have the same approach as you and now only grow plants slugs don't seem to like. I have heucheras, alchemilla, astillbe and lots of succulents too such as sempervivum and sedums. These have all survived untouched for several years now so I've been taking plenty of cuttings and hope the slugs/snails will go elsewhere!

Welcome to the problem solving forum

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 20:11

Does anyone know what this mysterious thing is growing at the base of my hawthorne tree?  The ground is quite damp (whose ground isn't at the moment!)  and covered with bark mulch. Do I need to be worried about it affecting other plants?


wild life in the park

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 19:23

That's amazing Flowering Rose.  We live near the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in Wales and have been regular visitors there for many years.  We have spent hours in the hides next to their favourite fishing spots waiting to see them, have only caught a few fleeting glimpses and never managed to get a photo!  Maybe we should try somewhere a bit busier

Talkback: Vine weevil control

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 19:11

I regularly check my heucharas in pots and the minute they feel a bit loose I whip them out, wash the roots and repot them in fresh compost.  I have saved many plants this way and as an added bonus  I even managed to get our resident garden robin to come and take the wriggling grubs from my hand.  I had tried in vain to tempt him with many other goodies but these proved too much of a temptation for him!  The goldfish loves them too.

Talkback: Growing runner beans

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 19:43

Butterflybrain and figrat you are not alone!  Beans didn't do well at all and so many blackfly this year

This forum is great

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 19:27

Thanks!  Hasn't it been a lovely day to be out in the garden today?  Loving the butterflies and bees (all sorts) on the sedum "Autumn Joy"



Posted: 22/09/2012 at 19:21

Supermarkets "own brand" breakfast oats are small and cheap and everything seems to love them.  They aren't quite as easy for the starlings to eat quickly too

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 21:58

Hi Brenda, I've had good results on chairs and tubs with Masonry paint .  Its good on plastic & terracota - everything's pink at the moment!

This forum is great

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 21:47

Only just joined in but loving it already

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