Dovefromabove


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Squirrels

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 

Viburnum flower buds not opening

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 10:08

Aym, how old is your viburnum - if it's young it might  need a bit of potash-based fertiliser to give it a nudge into action.  Or if it's well established perhaps taking out some of the older stems and rejuvenating it as Doghouse has done might encourage it.  But don't prune until late spring.  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 10:03

BL, I think most of those beautiful shoes just live on shelves in people's cupboards - I never see anyone but Zoe Ball wearing them - I am envious of her feet (and her legs and body really 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 09:50

I think there's a bit of a design fault with feet ....... they seem to cause a lot of trouble 

Last edited: 10 December 2016 09:50:49

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 09:49

It's ok Flowers - I have it on good authority that virtual alcohol is ok with absolutely any meds    and if need be, I can always drink it for you 

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 09:25

It's not a good idea for any predator to eat all it's prey - that way lies extinction for the predator!  A healthy balance is the ideal situation for them.


Frogs, toads, birds and hedgehogs etc help us ... we can't always rely on them to do the whole job ... sometimes we need to lend them a hand (organically) if we want to grow plants that are susceptible to slugs and snails.


And don't forget, it's the little slugs that do most of the damage to our plants - most of the big slugs eat already decomposing  plant matter and other slugs! 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 09:18

Hello Flowers  and thanks x  You take care too - I'll do the shopping this morning and then we can both rest up this afternoon - I've got some knitting to get on with and there must be an old Christmas film somewhere on the telly - if your pain gets too bad I could knock up some medicinal seasonal mulled alcofrolic something or other 

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