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Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 18:10
nutcutlet wrote (see)

You're right Forester, we had our coffee break outside in the sun today.

Sun Nut???? We've had nothing but torrential downpours 

But the blue tits are definitely looking at the nest boxes 

Unwanted visitor

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 17:08

Jeyes Fluid can make cats very ill indeed - not recommended to leave it out in uncovered containers in the garden. 


Unwanted visitor

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 16:55

I have bought a roll of chicken wire 75cm-ish in width, the type with small holes.  When I sow my seeds I make a sort of a cloche shape out of a length of the chicken wire and place it over the row of seeds fixing it with tent pegs - it keeps the cats off.

Now that I'm at home in the daytime, if the cats become too much of a nuisance I shall also invest in a high powered water pistol - I shall not hurt the cats - I like them - but I do not want them in my garden any more than I can help. 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 16:41

I'd take the cuttings now - just pop them in water and leave them on your kitchen windowsill and they'll root before you know it. 

There is a purple-leaved Swedish Ivy which has slightly fuzzy leaves like the plant at the front but I've never knowingly seen one - there's stuff here about it - what do you think? 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 16:26

Ah, I was talking about the plant at the back left - now I've got a better version of the picture and there's another plant in the foreground - not sure about that one but the one at the back left is a Plectranthus 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 16:24

Clari, it's Plectranthus aka Swedish Ivy - cuttings root so easily - I'd take a few and root them in a jar of water then plant them up in one pot, you'll have  a fantastic new trailing plant, much more attractive than the rather old and tired that was destined for your mother.  

I find they last a couple of years and grow rampantly, then sort of outgrow their strength and look tired so I take some cuttings and chuck the old one.

My thymes, marjoram and oregano are having to doggy paddle to keep their heads above water   They're not happy. 

bare root

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 14:26

Glad we could help - if there's anything else you want to know any time just ask 

You've chosen a lovely plant. 

japanese style but new to it all help please

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:47

One of the key ideas in Japanese gardening is to use 'borrowed views' so although you have only a small space, you may be able to devise a planting scheme which will open up 'borrowed views' of areas outside your own garden - this will make the whole space seem bigger. 

Another way of 'borrowing a view' and increasing the space is to have a reflection of the sky - so a pool of still water will do that 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:20

Lovely Punkdoc - I've got some violas on top of the water butt by our back door for the very same purpose 

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:10



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