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Resurrected Eight

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 11:58

I know ... but it's a skill worth acquiring so they tell me  ... practice makes perfect 

How can I stop squirrels digging into my palnt pots

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 11:52

I've known people fix smallish holed wire netting over the pots after planting and find it effective.  The plants grow up through the holes and it becomes pretty invisible.

As for bird food - there are some really strong squirrel proof birdfeeders available nowadays - there are some here  and 

Hope  that helps. 

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 11:17

Hazel ((hugs)) get well very soon 

Plant which has the most impact on gardening and the plant which has started your passion, according to you.

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 10:15
raisingirl says:


You have that in common with my greyhound. ...

 I think that's the only thing I'm likely to have in common with her - if only I had her metabolism and elegant figure 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 10:10
Obelixx says:

...  Anyone seen the new line-up for the Bake Off?

 Yes.  I like Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding ... not sure if they're right for Bake Off tho.  I'm not sure if Paul Hollywood will 'get' Noel Fielding's humour ... may well make Paul be even more prickly than he has been when fun has been poked at him.  I wasn't going to watch ... but I might ... 

Plant which has the most impact on gardening and the plant which has started your passion, according to you.

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 10:04

I went to a tiny village school ( only13 pupils in the whole school at one time) and we were taken out for regular walks along the footpaths by a plant-obsessed gardening teacher who taught us all the plants' names and where to find orchids and stuff like that - I've been obsessed with plants ever since - and when I was very little my granny's gardener showed me that a horrid prickly plant produced wonderful delicious raspberries, then gardening seemed like a good idea to me   So I suppose the plant that had the first big influence on me was the raspberry.

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 09:59

Oh BL - that's awful - really not on - how could anyone think that it's ok to behave like that   ((hugs))

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 09:41

Good morning Fairy   PM

Good morning Wonky ... keep warm and dry ... and don't get blown away ... put some big stones in your pockets ... 

Plant which has the most impact on gardening and the plant which has started your passion, according to you.

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 09:36

I was thinking as I watched GW last night, I think the plant that has had the most impact on British gardens over the past 50 years has been the Leylandii .............. unfortunately 

Imagine taking a balloon ride over a typical area of suburban gardens nowadays - and then imagine what it would be like without the Leylandii hedges ... 

compost from manure

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 09:33

I agree - it'll be too rich to use neat - if it's well rotted you can add some to loam/compost/leafmould etc to make a potting mix for mature plants - I think it'd been too rich for seedlings and young plants.

As H-C says - add it to the veg patch, or dig it in when preparing new beds and borders.  

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