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Where are YOU?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 16:53

David K I was interested to read that you live near Cannock Chase. I had an aunt who use to live in a large wooden house in Brocton  on the edge of the Chase and my cousin and I had great times together on that Chase! 

Where are YOU?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 16:47

i am in a small village called Weston in Cheshire. 

What`s eating my marigolds?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:12

You can buy slug pubs or use a margarine tub. Sink the tub in the soil and fill with beer  which the slugs love. They fall in and die happy!  Unfortunately you can trap the odd beetle which is a shame as they are gardeners' friends. I have had success with this method, especialy when my son lived at home! 

Houdini mice

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:53

I couldn't find any holes, hope there are none in our shed.  finger of suspicion is now pointed at other half for possibly leaving the door ajar,He insists that mice can get through very small holes! I have found a dead one in a bucket full of rain water so I know they are about. I will have to encourage the local cat population to visit. 

Houdini mice

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:22

We have a fairly new shed in which we keep one of those green plasticky garden chests for storage. This afternoon whilst searching for something in this chest I found a lounger cover that had been usefully used quite obviously by a mouse to supply nice comfy foam nesting material. No sign of the mouse or nest was seen . To my knowledge the shed and chest have not been left open at any time so how on earth has this happened? 

help!! old fashioned 'proper' carnations needed

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 10:57

I have read somewhere that you can take cuttings from bought carnations and I am currentlly trying this out. if it works it would be great because you can choose your own colours and know what the plant will look like.it is certainly worth a try.

Tap water

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:43

Kevin I think if you left tap water in a container of some sort for a few days it would be ok to use. I haven't tried it on plants but have topped up my pond in the past with no ill effects on the fish. The chemicals go in a day or too. My acid loving plants like cold tea now and again!  

Growing Potatoes

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:45

I always chit my potatoes as that is the advice most experts give You could always do your own trials, chitting some and not others. Good luck with yours Alan.

Fellow hayfever sufferers

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 08:09

As an asthma sufferer most pollens affect me. I don't let it stop me gardening though I can't bring some flowers into the house,particularly sweet peas, which I adore. I do grow the perennial ones though which don't have a smell. No way could I work in flower shop.

I hope you find a way of dealing with your problem RubyLeaf

unwanted leaflet

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 16:44

Obelixx is quite right stating that advertising subsidises the magazines. I once worked in the industry many years ago and I was told that the cost of producing magazines was more than we pay for them and that the adverts keep the price down. I'm afraid that we have to put up with them and be grateful!

Discussions started by daydaisy

Plant identification please.

I bought a gorgeous planter from Aldi but do not recognise this flower 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 19:41

Goldfish with feelings!

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 09:45

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Is there anything I can do to stop the rot? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 16:19

Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 00:35

I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Due to a spring holiday I have had to buy my tomato plants this year. 
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Last Post: 29/04/2015 at 09:44

The history of the land we call our garden.

What have you found in your garden? 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 11:34

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

This little plant has appeared in an unloved part of my garden. 
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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 19:07

Composting moss

Is it OK to compost moss or should it be put in the green bin? 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 18:10

Gardener's World programme

seeds or Is it legal to bring seeds back from abroad to UK?i 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
Replies: 6    Views: 293
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:11
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