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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:06

As you suspected, this subject has frequently been discussed on here.  I think the general consensus is that the Water Scarecrow is about the only deterrent that works consistently for everyone. 

If you put 'cats' into the search bar at the top of the page you'll get links to all the other threads discussing the problem.  Sadly they sometimes get quite heated. 

Walking on flower beds

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:59

With great trepidation - the Shady Bank is quite high up - I just look for spaces to put my feet and hope for the best - I only have to do it to get to the climbers at the back - the rest I can just about reach if I stretch - as long as my back's behaving.  

My difficulty is getting down from the Shady Bank - I'm sometimes stuck up there until OH comes to rescue me 

Make Sense????

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:55

Get another one to put where The Boss wants it - or take a cutting - or is she a mite impatient?  

Plant ID please

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:48

Snap Hostafan



Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:46

Good morning Chicky - let's hope we all get a good weekend - the rain can go and happen over the Dogger Bank and Scroby Sands - the seals won't mind will they? 

Honeysuckle dying

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:43

Sound theory Mike - which is exactly why I recommended the use of the organic slow-release FB&B to feed the soil long-term after the planting problems have been remedied, rather than to dose it up with quick-acting nitrogen.

Farmers have learnt to their cost that applying heavy doses of nitrogen on crops results in soft lush growth which is frequently followed by mildew which they then have to spray with fungicide.  

It works the same with garden plants.

Growing plants 'hard' makes them stronger and more resistant to disease. 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:26

Good morning all  

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you BL - we could do with sunshine too - we have a friend coming to stay today and tomorrow we'll drive to visit the Aged Ps - friend has met them and has a copy of Pa's RAF memoirs - then he and OH will go and bagsy a good table in the Lord Nelson while I sit and chat with Aged Ps for an hour before I join the men for lunch and then go for a walk down by the harbour - we might even catch the little row-boat ferry across the river to Walberswick and walk across the dunes.  So we need a nice day tomorrow too 

Please identify

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:18

I still do it - OH gets covered with it 

Are you able to ID this tree / shrub

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 06:17

Sweet chestnut  

Loads of them in the gardens where I used to work.  Very familiar. The jays used to plant them everywhere and so did the squirrels. 


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:51

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Have you seen this rose?

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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