Latest posts by donutsmrs

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 29/01/2012 at 17:51

Thank you everyone for your ideas to keep cats of the veg patch. I will try some of these and see which one is best. Something has got to work, if  not its back to the old pooper scooper.  

Big Garden Birdwatch

Posted: 29/01/2012 at 17:43

Just spent a lovely hour this afternoon doing the the Big Garden Bird Watch. It is always a joy to do. Didn't see any unsual birds but it was still lovely to watch them trying to beat each other to fat balls and the peanuts. Brilliant!!  


Posted: 26/01/2012 at 17:32

I tried this, as I saw Monty doing it on Gardeners World, it hasn't made any difference at all so I don't know what his secret is, please tell us Monty.

Big Garden Birdwatch

Posted: 26/01/2012 at 17:28

Hi Emma, I'm taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch, I have done it for the last few years and really love it. Through sitting for an hour and watching the birds I've seen birds that I didn't realise came into my garden like a Dunnock and a Greenfinch. Watching the birds gives me so much pleasure, and I've got a Robin that comes in, and we are getting to know each other quite well.

Remove Crocosmia

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 17:36

Manxlad, my Crocosmia were in a bed on their own, so I had no problem with other plants which made the job a little easier.


Posted: 25/01/2012 at 17:30

Hi Russel Sprout, I have had the same problem with Celeriac. I have been watering them well like you should do but they are really small, by the time you have trimmed the outer off there isn't anything left to eat. They are such a lovely versatile veg, great for boiling, steaming, roasting and so tasty. I am going to grow them again so hopefully this year they will be bigger and better. I am glad someone else has had the same problem, I thought it might be me doing something wrong.

Bees Are Already Buzzing!!

Posted: 23/01/2012 at 18:31

I saw my first Bee today buzzing around my Hydrangea. I don't think I have ever seen a bee in January, it has got to be the very mild winter we are having. I want to encourage more bees and wild life into the garden this year so seeing this little bee is very encouraging. 

Remove Crocosmia

Posted: 21/01/2012 at 16:33

I had a lot of Crocosmia that had to go due to the garden being altered. Mine was only a small amount but I dug the corms up, saved some of  them and put them in pots. We did put Round Up on the ones that were left as they continued to grow and that seemed to help a lot. Where my crocosmia were, we have made our driveway larger so concrete works a treat. 

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 21/01/2012 at 16:21

Hi Eddie Jefferies, Love your cat it really made me smile 

Talkback: Plans for a garden

Posted: 20/01/2012 at 18:54
Hi Kate, I plan to plant more perennials into my front garden this year. The last three years I've planted Petunias, Busy Lizzies etc. I've got some Dahlia tubers to go in and hardy Fuchsia's that I've grown from cuttings. I've also got Foxgloves that I've grown from seed that I collected from my original plants. I'm just hoping I can pack it with even more colour this year and encourage more butterflies and bees. I have put three bird nesting boxes up for Blue Tits and Robins, all they have to do now is move in.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Bournemoouth Air Show

What a Beauty 
Replies: 7    Views: 632
Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 19:18

Flying Ants

Replies: 1    Views: 633
Last Post: 15/07/2015 at 21:15

Bargain Plants

Replies: 11    Views: 1058
Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 08:21

How Tall are your Brussels Sprout

Replies: 7    Views: 584
Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 20:45

Azalea Cuttings

Replies: 2    Views: 977
Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 19:23

They Are Back

I think summer has arrived 
Replies: 2    Views: 699
Last Post: 01/05/2014 at 19:31

Double Reply and Large Font

Replies: 5    Views: 1082
Last Post: 07/01/2014 at 20:26

Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

I am determined to keep on top of the seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow my seeds little earlier than I have done in the past. I h... 
Replies: 23    Views: 1845
Last Post: 09/01/2014 at 21:15

Talkback: Autumn harvests

This has been the first time I have grown marrows and they have grown so well, I only put two plants in. We have eaten some of them and with... 
Replies: 1    Views: 666
Last Post: 02/10/2013 at 22:45

Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
Replies: 2    Views: 1004
Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 12:29


They are so lovely 
Replies: 13    Views: 1098
Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 17:53

RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
Replies: 2    Views: 846
Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

California Blue Bells

Never Grown These Before 
Replies: 12    Views: 1872
Last Post: 10/05/2013 at 15:56

The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
Replies: 6    Views: 859
Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 20:34

Still no emails

Replies: 3    Views: 993
Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 11:53
1 to 15 of 46 threads