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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 06:54

Not a plant I grow, but I've found this thread from last year - I hope it helps


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 06:36

Good morning all   We've had a lovely golden sunrise this morning - I've been out and fed the birds, the robin was nearly brave enough to take some mealworms from my hand  

I think we're going to have to have a change of planting at the back of the wildlife pond - a pair of blackbirds have trashed the turf there to get mud for their nest!  I think some overhanging ferns may be the answer - just got to manage to dig some planting holes without falling in the pond - maybe I'd better leave it until OH is here

Help on planting

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 06:27

Totally agree with Andy - plant them now - they'll be fine

Bug repellent?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:58

That's just 'the great outdoors' - make sure there's no buckets or other containers with standing water in them where they can breed, and yes -  citronella candles are fine - put them in empty jamjars and just keep an eye on them. 

If you are one of those unfortunate people who gets bitten, try using Avon's Skin So Soft (you can buy it online) - it's used by the British Army to keep the soldiers free from mozzie bites - and it doesn't smell like a mosquito deterrent.

Bug repellent?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:47

What sort of bugs?  Does your tree have some sort of infestation? 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:33

Think we'll have to head down to Verdun's cabin at the weekend to celebrate


Well Verdun, who'd a thort it???   It's a lovely place to be - as we said 'Everyone's welcome'

Certainly something worth celebrating


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:24

Flippin 'eck!


How safe are wasp nests?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 19:59

It is just the queen who builds the initial nest each year - she will then lay some eggs which will hatch into sterile females who will take over the role of expanding the nest

if you click here and scroll down it's explained pretty well

If you want her to move on just use a stick and break the nest.

Honeysuckle leaves turning yellow and falling off

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 19:25

I agree with Pansyface - keep the soil around the roots moist.

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