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thieving-squirrels

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:31

A squirrel baffle is the only way I have beaten them - squirrel proof feeders have never worked with me if they can't get access they manage to knock them to the ground usually damaging them. Choose a location where they can't jump from a tree branch or garden arch etc and then fit a baffle - about £12. I used an old bin lid on my second feeder (does not look pretty) but does the job!!

grass-identification-please

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:25

I think it is millet, probably dropped by a bird one way or another on your patch! 

premium-vs-normal-bulbs

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:18

Ok, there could be a couple of reasons...firstly it could be the size of the bulb - larger bulbs could produce bigger or more flowers per bulb. As you mention hyacinths this could be the case or the more expensive bulbs could be treated to flower earlier - they have been heat treated or forced and therefore they are used for indoor flowers, usually flowering around Christmas indoors as opposed to normal bulbs which will flower in spring. I would expect it to state that somewhere on the packet if that were the case.

lill-ie-problem

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:11

Lilies in my experience flower once. After flowering you can feed and keep them well watered to help the plant build up the bulb again in order to produce flowers next year.

can-anyone-id-this-bug-for-me

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 15:24

I don't think it is a water beetle. If you look closely it would appear to have wings (I think)

clematic-and-climber-help-please

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 19:15

As you have got young plants several which will cling by tendrils you might be better to staple some plastic square trellis to it (image below as I don't know if I have explained very well) so you can tie in and give them a leg up.

 

 

 

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/491012513/plastic_garden_mesh_netting.jpg_250x250.jpg

street-cleaning-in-our-cul-de-sac

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 12:44

Thanks Joyce, I would speak to your neighbours then as the points mentioned will have been talked through with them before they made their purchases. They should be aware of all services, suppliers, rights of way etc. Let us know how you get on 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:46

Very dark dull and wet morning in Essex - not feeling very warm either!

cant-reply-in-messages

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:38

Fairygirl, gardeningfantic is not talking about the main thread board but personal message sending if you click on 'public profile'

Gardeningfantic, just went back into 'my messages' and although it says I have sent you a message it also says above and below it - 1 message returned but I don't you if you have replied and I can't access it or my original message has been returned - all very confusing !  

cant-reply-in-messages

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:13

Ok, now I understand. I have just sent you a personal message without a hitch (1st time I have used that section of the board). Let's see if anyone else has a problem as the day goes on...

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