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Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 23:04

Just found this thread having started one regarding the product below

Thought I would post the details on this thread as this is what you have been discussing and you could probably give me a heads up on - value, features on the product etc.

Any comments, advice welcome and like Verdun I WILL try and walk past the plants but it is all SO tempting!!



Lidl surprises

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 22:54

Just saw the following is offer from the 12th March and wondered if anyone had any experience of the product.

I really need to do some work on my lawn and have tried forking over etc before but my lawn is just too big!  Is this type of product  worth the has a 3yr guarantee and 2 different cartridges...any thoughts?


Crocuses chewed off by squirrels/pigeons.

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:52

Invest in a waterscarecrow - expensive for the initial outlay but it means your bulbs, seedlings, vegetables and all the hard work will be the pay off. I really can't recommend them highly enough...don't go the cheap options go for the Contech one.

I now have a poo free patio and move it around the garden as the need arises - bulbs, strawberries, seedlings etc. I don't think it will work on the mice  but it certainly works on cats, foxes, squirrels and pigeons!

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:21

The heron has has to be the same one each year...I wonder how long they live  

He or she  definitely has a good memory for a good fishing opportunity - I hate it when I see the frog's legs dangling out of its beak.

That's nature, though!  

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:07

Hi Stagbeetle, It's early days for frogspawn - what part of the country are you in? Frogs always return to where they were spawned so they should be on their way (if you had them in the old pond). With a preformed pond ensure you have good shallow or gently sloped entry and exit points as the depth and accessibility of the water will be more important to them than the fact it is a new pond. You seem to have gone to a lot of trouble to preserve the water/mud etc from the old pond, I hope your diligence will pay off. Let us know when you see any action!

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 12:25

Which part of the country are you in Bekkie?

Anyone a winner?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 11:21

Never won on the premium bonds or GW.

However, I have had a moment like Blue Onion and Singing gardener when a large, I mean, huge box  was delivered. No delivery note, nothing to say where it had come from or why.

I thought my mum had bought me! After much racking of grey matter, I remembered....about 6 months earlier I had entered a competition in a mag. while sitting in a hospital waiting room and posted it.

I had won the bubble fountain with pump!

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 10:56

First frogspawn of the year for me - spotted this morning in Greater London/Essex.

poorly privet

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 23:16

Oops...I have lived in the area 20 years!

poorly privet

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 22:41

Thanks for the replies. I have lived in the area and the hedges were well established when I came....I will take some photos tomorrow - weather dependent. The first hedge started to lose its leaves last summer and gradually more and more of this hedge has become defoliated - definitely 10m now dead. The next garden over is again losing sections in the midlle of what was a healthy hedge - we wait to see if it rejunvenates but I can't see any sign of buds/growth.

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