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Posted: 11/12/2016 at 10:35

Me too!!! 


Posted: 11/12/2016 at 10:33
Chrissy the gardener says:

I've tried this Dove and yes  it was funny but I felt sorry for the squirrel putting in all that effort for my enjoyment , .............

 Yes, definitely not a long term solution, but it did provide a morning of amusement on a very tedious office day when the IT systems and phones were all down 

Last edited: 11 December 2016 10:33:48

Whens best to Cut Hedges?

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 09:43

Hello JennieMarie

Guidance given to farmers has recently been updated so that hedges should not now be trimmed between the beginning of March and the end of August.  

I prefer not to cut hedges back from mid February onwards, as in my experience  small birds may well be prospecting and starting on nest building by then. 

Sounds as if you've got a lovely gardening project ahead of you.  Keep us up to date with your adventure 


Posted: 11/12/2016 at 08:33

Another temporary solution is to grease the pole with vegetable oil. It's great fun watching the reaction as a squirrel leaps onto the pole and slides down   However it needs renewing every day. 

dormant plant id

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 08:25
BobTheGardener says:


See original post


The phrase 'huge bulb' set me on the wrong track. That's not 'huge' , compared with some 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 08:12

Good morning all 

AA Gill 

Sleeps a funny old thing isn't it?  We like to lay in bed on a Saturday night and listen to Round Britain Quiz and were looking forward to it last night, but the last thing either of us can remember is the introduction music   But I've been awake and listening to Chris Packham and a programme about squirrels since what seems like hours ago. 

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Posted: 10/12/2016 at 16:02

Don't want to pour any cold water on your triumph Chrissy , but wait until the summer when the new young squirrels are out and about ... they'll slip through those holes as if they were greased with butter    ... but for the time being it'll probably keep the adults at bay.

Echinacea purpurea disease?

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 14:43

  Hope it helps - let us know how you get on. 

Echinacea purpurea disease?

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 12:45

I agree with Bright star.

Also, echinacea hate soggy soil so make sure there are some good drainage holes in the pot, and raise it up on a brick or something to make sure that it drains freely. 

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 12:34

Oh dear Posy, it does sound as if you have Spanish Slugs which eat much more living plant matter than our native Arion ater slugs 

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