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Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 23:08

I use an empty compost bag turned inside out - they are black on the inside. Most of the big bags reach the length of my troughs. I fold them around at the ends to get a good fit . I usually make some holes about an inch up the sides to allow water to be retained at the bottom. You don't see the black for long as the plants soon cover it. 

Geranium - but what type?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:05

Looks like Claridge Druce to me but as Nutcutlet says here are so many  different variations it is hard to be sure.

Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

I wonder if it is one of the Sorbus family...looks like my whitebeam but I think the leaves are not quite the same...

worm leachate

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:14

Use it all the time - great stuff! The only reason that I know that could cause a problem is applying it neat or not dilute enough which could burn the roots and cause harm. However you have the dilution rate spot on and I see no reason why it should only do good to your plants.

Shrub id

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:11

What sort of berries does it produce?

 

What tree?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:04

Could you post a picture, it will be easier to id 

Shrubs and plants dying in established border

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:25

The marks on your pear tree are unconnected in my opinion. These marks are pear rust.

http://rhs.org.uk/advice/Profile?pid=236

hedgehog

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:13

If you want to find out more about hedgehogs I can recommend a great book I am reading at the moment which dispells a lot of myths and explains alot too.

The New Hedgehog Book by Pat Morris

birds

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:07

Hi, birds don't mind what quality your feeders are only that they are kept clean. It is really important to regularly wash them with hot soapy water in order for disease not to build up on them which can cause diseases to spread between birds and across species.

Offer different types of seed and see what comes in - whole sunflower seeds or sunflower hearts are popular with a large range of birds. Peanuts behind mesh (baby birds can choke on whole peanuts) will also bring in different birds - I get woodpeckers on mine.

By offering food in different ways you will also increase the types of birds in your garden  - hanging feeders; bird table; scattering food, scraps, fruit on the ground.

In winter or when the weather is cooler - grated cheese and  fat balls are two other things to try.

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:24

Is that a flower bud at the top of the bottom picture Jap3? If it is maybe a photo of it when it opens would help confirm id.

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