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Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:14

We're friends on here - we can disagree, but there's never any need to argue 

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:06

Jeyes Fluid will kill cats in a very painful and unpleasant way - I'm glad you've stopped using it to keep them away from your garden.

I find that a well-aimed water pistol works, now that I'm at home during the day to use it. 

Pear Tree problems

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:04

 Is it Cuckoo Spit?  

White foam with little green froghoppers inside.  Nothing to do with cuckoos or frogs as is explaned in the link. 

It ought not to do any damage to a healthy tree - encourage bluetits and longtailed tits to your garden and they'll get rid of them for you. 



Posted: 29/04/2014 at 15:35

We have a Chapelwood hedgehog house and every winter a hedgehog  uses it, but we don't investigate until after they've woken up  in the spring - when we clean it out and pop a bit of  bedding back to make it feel like home again.  So we don't know whether it's used by Hefty or one of the other regulars.  The garden was so overgrown when we moved here that the ivy had pulled the fences down and we had to clear a lot of undergrowth to get new fences put up - now we're busy planting more 'undergrowth' for the hedgehogs and birds, but in the meantime we feel responsible for providing them with some accommodation 

Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 15:27

I've clicked on the pic and it enlarges well - but I've no idea what those little eight-legged creatures are 


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 15:01

Yes Victoria Sponge - that's exactly it, he may be desperately trying to find food, or he may just be chilled and unwell, or suffering from a heavy worm infestation. 

However, we've watched  'our' Hefty out and about during the day late in the year and he's a very stout fellow compared with the other hogs that visit us - he tends to go into hibernation late, waiting for our ash trees to drop their leaves - then on a dry day he'll gather leaves for his hibernaculum - I think he's sussed out that in November/December leaves tend to be damp at night but on a sunny day they're dry - it's great watching him busily snuffling about with leaves in his mouth. 


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 14:56

Cheers David xx  ((hugs)) 


And that's given me an idea for a thread ........................................... 


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 13:50

Oooh yes please Mrs G.  I've just been sitting by the pond watching a blackbird having a drink - that pond is a great time-waster 

Clematis help please

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 13:17

I'd repot now 

gardeners world

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 13:16

I have an Erythronium Pagoda - think I paid a fiver for it - just googled some - they're available at £4.45 online.  Not as expensive as lots of other plants ........ 

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Crown Prince squash???

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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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