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Posted: 02/09/2012 at 10:34

Yikes spikes If you have cats in the neighbourhood its very hard to stop them doing what unfortunaltly comes natural to them.

I have had to strike a balance also. I feed black birds and have many kitties trying to get them. I use a water squirter and chase them out to the front garden where i give a reward them in the way of treaties and this trains them to wait out the front and not enter the back.

I use to have a cat that chased all the others out of the garden and sat next to the black bird whilst he munched his way through his breakfast. Unfortuanatly he passed away and now the jobs mine. So if you want to scare the kitties out your garden - get a tom cat and he will see them all off.

Failing that stop feeding the birds if looks like its going to mean the demise of them.

Moth Orchid

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 07:58

Thank you very much Alina. Will the same procedure occur throughout the year many a times or just once?

Moth Orchid

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 07:44

My indoor Moth Orchid has just lost its final flower. What should i do now - keep watering it or trim it? When will it flower again? Its the whilte variety and i fed it well whilst it flowered all summer.

Thank you.

Annuals, Perenials and Bi-annuals

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 09:44

Thanks Christopher i will seek out the plants youve listed and see if i take a fancy to them.

Annuals, Perenials and Bi-annuals

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 21:37

Thank you Alina - i had some violas last winter and considering they are so delicate they endured frost snow and strong winds.

Tulips are a definate in my book. I heard they only flower once - is this true?


Annuals, Perenials and Bi-annuals

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 19:59

Thanks guys - it really is a grey area isnt it. I will continue to buy what i like and look up the rest on the internet.

Whats good for winter interest in pots? Hardy and colourful preferebly.

Also Im looking forward to buying my bulbs of which i will plant in september for spring colour. I fancy Orange - any ideas guys?




Annuals, Perenials and Bi-annuals

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 18:05

Im a beginner so bare with me on this. I wondered how to distinquish between recognising all of the above without having to read the label at the garden centre? Is their a hard and fast rule as to what will be an annual, perenial etc?

And more importantly what the major difference as to why a plant will only last one year wheres as bi - annaul can do another year and so on?

 Excuse spelling

Thank you.




MMM slugs climbing up to the fascias of the house.

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 17:19

Alina W - thank you it all makes sense now.


Sotongeoff i thought as much. From now on - I must remember to sleep with my mouth closed

MMM slugs climbing up to the fascias of the house.

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 14:43

Does anyone know why this strange occurance exists? My neighbour also has the same trails going up her house too. It dosnt cause any problems - i just wondered what can they be up to?

Cutting back grasses in Spring??

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 07:34

Thanks Christopher2 i also find the remnants od baby stipas usually around the vicinity. I have 4/5 pots now.

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