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Dovefromabove


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Dead Lawn

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 14:40

I'm wondering whether the decline in the number of starlings in the UK has something to do with the increasing prevalence of leatherjackets - they're currently on the RSPB Red List

We have a few which nest under the tiles of next door's roof - I'm going to find an appropriate spot to site a few of these http://www.nestbox.co.uk/collections/bird-boxes/products/starling-box so that the little colony can grow a bit.  

Wildlife in enclosed rear garden

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 13:56

Foxes will walk along the top of some fences - they're almost as nimble as a cat.  But that hole wasn't made by a fox. 

 

Where can I buy ornamental sweet potato from?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 13:26

It may well be 'unavailable' because it's too early in the season - lots of plants aren't available the whole year around - try emailing them to see when it will be in stock.

Wildlife in enclosed rear garden

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 10:51

First bet - rat 99.9% sure

Otherwise - rabbit - has a neighbour's pet escaped?

what kind of chemical to delay the flowering of gladiolus?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 09:53

Not something I know anything about and I'm personally not keen on using chemicals for this sort of thing.

However, I have found this which may be of interest to you http://www.actahort.org/books/91/91_12.htm

Colditz escape!

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:58

That sounds like a great plan Fidget!

A bit like when we were very young on the farm, at threshing time all the village children and their dogs would gather in the rickyard as the men broke open the stacks - we were armed with stout sticks and the dogs (mainly terriers) knew their jobs.  Not many rats escaped

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:34
Verdun wrote (see)

Dove, Dove, Dove.   You fail to understand.  Everest is there to be conquered.  Food is there to be consumed    ...........

Unfortunately I relate to that only too well

Enjoy planting Ruffled Swan

Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:31
Verdun wrote (see)

...  Slightly alarming....my early walk to the beach across sandy dunes revealed a profileration of slugs and snails.  This mild winter perhaps has encouraged breeding???

I think that's very likely Verdun

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