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Posted: 19/06/2013 at 06:59

Lynne - is this a new problem this season, or has it happened in previous years too?

Seedling Id

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 06:53

Have you got foxgloves in the garden?

Problem Clay soil

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 06:50

It sounds as if the soil is compacted - as Fidgetbones says, dig in lots of manure and/or compost - you need to attract lots of earthworms. 

Bay tree close to house...

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 06:48

I think that in Britain we get really anxious (and with good reason) because on clay soils large trees can take up a lot of water and cause contraction of the soil around the foundations leading to subsidence.  It's not quite such a problem on other types of soil as far as I'm aware.  

In this case, whether the roots will cause damage to the drains, it depends a lot on where the drains are in relation to the tree?  Have you had the drains checked?

Bays can grow up to 20ft or more - whether it will damage the foundations depends a lot on the age of your house and how it was built.  


Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 06:39

And I can report that seeds given me by Nutcutlet are now sprouting merrily in the warmer weather, after a while of just one or two miserably peeping out into the cold spring.


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 06:36

I can't think of anything else but a badger - if they'd been disturbed elsewhere for instance, possibly by dogs, they may be out earlier in the evening and feeling unsettled and looking for a place to hide?    

There's a lot going on for badgers at the moment in some parts of the country - whereabouts are you?  If this behaviour could have anything to do with the way the cull is being managed it needs to be reported.


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 06:26

Have a good day Andy 

Have I said that I won't be about this evening - I'll be sitting on the beach at Aldeborough watching this 


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 06:23

Well done FB and the other Spam Monitors   

I would ignore it - I'm past getting annoyed with it, but I think it's such a shame when stuff like that pushes new posters' threads down so that there's a possibility they won't be noticed 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:39

FG  work is 'interesting' at the moment - we had a poor Ofsted and important heads may roll .  I'll have to watch the press and tv news as I'm away at son and daughter in law's for a couple of days. 


Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:22

I've seen them where I work in a village just north of Norwich - not that far away 

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