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Ask Alan

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:39

Cotty - Flora dog lives in the US. 

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:24

No that doesn't work - we don't have permission to access that site - if the pics are saved to your pc all you need to do is click on the green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:22

I'll be sending a batch to GJ next week - have been sorting stuff out and also have some from my daughter 

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:17

Don't think anyone's advocating extinction FB, but it is a big issue for gardeners, parents and potential parents as I'm sure you understand. 

I've owned cats in the past, and they've had dry sand trays in sheltered places (eg. the log store) which they've used.  Of course I couldn't monitor them 24/7 but I did speak to gardening neighbours who said they were not aware of my cats using their gardens.

We are surrounded by cats here, and we don't have any ourselves, and we do get 'loo visits' the neighbours' cats - I've bought rolls of chicken wire to make wire cloches to protect seedlings in the veg patch, and I will clap, shout, chase and fire a water pistol at them when they peek their noses through the Hedgehog Gate in the fence.  Our neighbours know that we would never hurt them, but we are not averse to giving them a good scaring!  It doesn't seem to put them off us, as when we go out of our front door the neighbours' cats come and greet us for a bit of a fuss 

Our immediate neighbours keep their cats in overnight, which does help a bit.  It would be good if everyone did the same, for the sake of gardeners, the wildlife and the cats themselves - it is usually in the early hours of the morning that cats become traffic victims. 


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:10

Verdun - do you want cake today or not?  Better behave 

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:03

I agree Clari - we should never under-estimate the damage caused by toxoplasmosis infection - as someone whose career involved the assessment and support of severely physically and learning disabled children, I can confirm that infection by toxoplasmosis results in some of the most severely disabled children in the UK.


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 08:48

Hi Pam and welcome 

It would be good if you could start a new thread for your query, with a descriptive title, so that people with an interest in this sort of problem will see it - this thread has a title about potatoes and your question may not be spotted. 

Click on Forum Topics at the top of the page, then choose an appropriate Topic and click on Start New Thread (or something like that).


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 08:13

Good morning KEF - the sun's just come out here  How's the aches and pains?

How do I deter/ catch thieves from my allotment

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 08:01

Best to get Community Police involved.   If they're slow to react lobby your local councillors - it's the council that pays the police and gives them some priorities. 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 07:59

Everyone's entitled to an opinion - just not terribly polite to disparage other people's choices 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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