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Latest posts by donutsmrs

cat-problems-

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 17:59

I have asked before on the forum about keeping cats out of the garden. I have done the Jeyes Fluid and that does seem to keep them out, well all but one little black and white cat who comes in nearly everyday to have a drink out of my small pond. He then sits and admires my garden for while then he is gone. It is what cats do and I don't think any law will be able to stop it. It will be a waste of tax payers money, Jeyes Fluid is a lot cheaper.

loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 18:04

I agree, a brilliant series. I'm with you Fairygirl, no loud music, no shouting it is bliss. Why does everything have to be so loud these days? 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:58

This is my star in the garden at the moment, Pot Marigold. They are all looking wonderful right now and such a vibrant colour.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28250.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28251.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

Tomato experiment

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 15:25

I am growing my tomatoes in Auto Pots this year. I have put a membrane in the bottom of each pot and filled the pots with compost and planted the toms into it. It is keeping them well watered and all my plants are growing really well, as you can see. There is no chance of them drying out because water its fed into the tray all the time. It only lets in the right amount of water they require, it doesn't flood them to drowning point. The water comes from the water butts.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27844.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 All my Fuchsias are also in these pots and they are thriving. My Fuchsias were already in pots and I have just stood these pots into the Auto Pot.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27845.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

RSPB Swift Count

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

I have just had an email from the RSPB and I have now successfully submitted my swift count. The questions asked are always the same. The swifts usually depart  the beginning of August, i always keep a note in my diary and last year they were gone by  August 12th. 

RSPB Swift Count

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 17:53

Has anyone been having the same problem as me trying to submit your swift count. The RSPB web site has had a problem for the last week or so, you just can not submit your count. I have emailed them and they have come back today to say the problem is solved but again it says there is a problem with their site. I have emailed them again to let them know, they are trying to sort it out and do keep you informed. It is such a shame because I feel it is so important to to look after our wild life. 

Identify Fuchsia

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 17:27

Hi nodisab, have a look at this web site it might help you find out what your Fuchsia is called. http://www.fuchsiamagic.com/fuchsias/fuchsias.htm 

I have lots of Fuchsia but I don't recognise that one.

photos

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 17:58

I tried to upload a photo the other day and all I got was a blank square come up. Never had any problems before, it is very annoying

lawn in this hot weather

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 13:11

I never water the lawn, I feel it is such a waste of water. I always leave the grass a little longer so that it doesn't  dry out so quickly.  You see sprinklers going in a lot of gardens but a sprinkler can use as much water in an hour that a family of four will use in a day. It will soon go green once it starts raining.

Roses

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:12

I have a climbing  rose in a large pot and it does very well. I have got it climbing up a metal frame i bought that is just pushed into the pot. I grow a lot of plants in pots, I have even got a Silver Birch in a very large container that has been in there for nearly 3 years now and is thriving very well. They just need a little more TLC than plants in the ground, feeding, watering etc. Good luck with yours.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Azalea Cuttings

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Double Reply and Large Font

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Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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They are so lovely 
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Web site problem 
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The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
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Still no emails

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Talkback: Garden seating areas

I've got two seats in my back garden. One I have had for a long time and is nice and secluded and the other one, my husband got it at a car ... 
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Talkback: Early seed sowing

I have sown some tomato seeds this weekend and sweet pea. It is just great to be out in the garden, and it is lovely to walk into a lovely w... 
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Talkback: Garden birds

I haven't had many birds in my either, and RSPB Bird Watch was disapointing to say the lest as I hardly counted any birds compared to last y... 
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Big Garden Bird Watch

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