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Cats!!!

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 22:06

I too have a water scarecrow which has proved very successful. Having read various reviews, don't be seduced by cheaper options of the original  Contech water scarecrow as they appear to be a waste of money. I liked the idea that they were moveable and 24/7. I move mine around the a garden to protect areas mainly from foxes - protecting the patio from being fouled, young seedlings I have planted out, newly planted bulbs etc. My mum uses hers to scare off herons from her pond. I have no deer but deer are listed on the box so it should work for them.Although they run on a battery, it lasts for ages. You just have to remember to turn it off when you go into the garden as it will give you a shower!!

Mares tail

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 22:25

Hi Alison, I have pinged another thread about mare's tail which nmay have the answers you are looking for. Hope it helps.

Does anyone know a proven way to rid my allottment of mares tail?

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 22:23

pinging this for Alison.

Name please

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 22:21

Lorraine,Post a picture when it flowers and you will probably have more success.

Common garden mint

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 22:41

Sounds like powdery mildew. It is a fungal disease and mint is susceptible to it.  Pick off all infected leaves and improve conditions.Your growing conditions may need to be changed. Powdery mild often occurs when a plant dries out - can happen easily in a pot...maybe consider have burying the pot in the ground or putting a saucer under the pot to stop this happening. If the plant is in a shady position....consider moving it to a sunnier spot. Make sure there is good air flow around the plant. 

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 22:49

Prunus 'Amber Beauty'

Shrub suggestions

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 20:04

Autumn is the best time to plant. Soil is warm, they get a chance to get their roots down before winter and you shouldn't have to water so much   at that time of year.

 

Name please

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 20:08

What colour/shape/size are the flowers?

Duckweed

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:18

I control it by scooping it out regularly but even if you get rid of it completely for a while - it usually is reintroduced through the wildlife visiting your pond.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:15

Hi Lilylouise, those bees in your nest box are probably tree bees. Gary Hobson posted some good pictures of them on this thread. They nested under my roof tiles a couple of years ago and moved on late in the summer.

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