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chicken resistant plants

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:53

Chickens will trash almost any plant given time, as even if they're not going to eat it, they're innately curious creatures and want to keep having a go.  

When I kept chickens the only things that survived in their large pens were thistles, nettles and elderberry bushes.!  

A friend had Japanese Knotweed in her garden - she build the chicken run around it - 10 years later - no JKW - the chickens had eradicated it! 

Tree

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:50

If the tree has caused damage you need proper legal advice which none of us (as far as I'm aware) are qualified to give.

Check your household insurance - that may give you cover for legal advice in cases like this.

Good luck. 

Tomato leaves curling?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:46

There are all sorts of causes of stress in tomatoes - my deduction is that as this is only happening with one plant it's not likely to be temperatures - it has to be something that can be a variable e.g. watering.  And as Greathat said they're being watered every day, I think it's likely that is overdoing it.

However, I would treat the aphids with an organic treatment - don't want them to multiply - and they will!!!

Tomato leaves curling?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:15

Tough love 

Honeysuckle

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:13

Honeysuckles like their roots in the damp shade and their faces in the sunshine - as if they were growing through a hedgerow or at the edge of a woodland.  If a tree has grown up so that the honeysuckle doesn't get any sunshine at the top, that might cause a reduction in flowering.

Garden friends

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:11

Log piles in damp corners and flat slates/stones for him to hide under.  But if he's found your place he obviously thinks it's ok 

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:09

Most garden centres sell the eco-friendly ones - some actively promote them - look for packs where the active ingredient is ferrous sulphate. 

I've been able to get them from Notcutts. 

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS 1 METRE HIGH LOG ROLL

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:12

Not seen any anywhere Andrew.  Have you thought of trying the bamboo screening, or the willow or hazel hurdles http://www.primrose.co.uk/willow-hazel-hurdles-c-65.html?src=scrn_lhc& they come in various heights including approx 1m. 

Good luck 

gladioli

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:09

They're on their way Caroline - if you've got healthy leaves you'll get some flowers.  Depending on the variety they flower from July - Sept/Oct.  You've done it right, you just have to be patient 

Honeysuckle

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:05

Agree with pansyface - if you have fruit then the honeysuckle must've flowered and the bees have visited and pollinated them 

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