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Plant identification

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 20:54

Thank you very much. It certainly is!

Plant identification

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 17:33

Could somebody tell me what this is please? I have always thought it was a euonymus, but having googled images of euonymus, have now decided that it isn't! Any information would be very welcome.

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Cats!!!

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 08:43

I seem to recall that in the advert for it deer were mentioned as one of the animals for which it could be used, but I am not 100 per cent certain. Definitely worth a try though.

Cats!!!

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 08:38

When setting up the scarer you have to adjust it to the size of the animal you want to scare - small, medium or large, so, with it set on medium,usual garden birds do not activate it.

Talkback: Growing herbs

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 08:31

My herb book advises 'If growing for the seeds choose the sunniest and hottest spot in the garden. If you do not want the plant to run to seed choose a spot with partial shade. When growing for leaves, pick off any flowers as soon as seen to prevent running to seed'.

Cats!!!

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 08:19

I, too, used to be plagued by cats and tried everything. The sonic cat scarer was fine for a while, but the batteries never lasted very long and a couple of the more persistent cats even got used to the noise and ignored it. The best gel I found was one with added garlic. Can't remember the name but I bought it at B&Q. This worked well, but the smell was atrocious! The neighbours all closed their doors and windows when I put it down and the odour even permeated the outside cupboard ceiling and went into our bathroom above. However, I now have the best (and most expensive) scarer ever. It is the Contech Scarecrow Motion Activated Animal Deterrent £49.99 at Amazon). It connects to an outside tap and shoots a jet of water at anything that moves within its sensor's range. It was a nightmare to set up but now that it is working I think it is brilliant. No cat has been near the garden for three weeks, which in a way disappoints me as it was really amusing to watch them run when they were 'shot at'! This was definitely worth every penny spent on it.

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Leeks

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 06:30

Thank you. I have taken your advice and given them a feed of growmore this morning. I'll now wait and see!

Leeks

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 14:41

I transplanted my leeks into their growing position on 20th May, but forgot to trim the leeks and tops before putting them into the ground. They have now grown to about eight inches tall, but look very thin and a bit straggly. Is this the reason and, if so, does anybody know if I can do anything about it now please?  Also, if there is nothing I can do, will they thicken up eventually, or have I lost them for this year?

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Plant identification

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Leeks

Looking thin and a bit straggly 
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