Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Jumbo pea nuts

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 15:54

Try the RSPB site - if they don't have what you want you could try contacting them for advice - if they don't know I can't imagine that anyone else will

Good luck

What a difference a year makes

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 15:50

Wow!  what a difference painting the shed a light colour really takes your eye away from the neighbour's extension and brings the focus into your garden.  That's a triumph!

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 15:46

Hi Novice 7 - If they're in a sunny spot I find they need watering virtually every day, and they need a good soaking, not just a dribble, but you have to use your eyes - if the plants start looking 'soggy' or as if they're developing mould or rot near the roots, then cut tight back on the watering. 


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:59

I agree Nut

Ants vs lettuce

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:56

The lettuce and rockets will be absolutely fine to eat as long as you don't use any pesticides to try to clear the ants.

The ants like nice dry soil for their nest - I suspect that during your week away the soil in the container was dryer than the rest of your garden and the ants moved in.  If you water your plants, give the soil a good soaking andthen  keep the it damp the plants will be happy and the ants will move out

Information please

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:03

I'm sorry, but if I were you I'd move it - it is growing right on the boundary line and flopping over their garden.  They'd be within their rights to cut it back to the boundary line. 

They obviously have different tastes to you - they like clear lines and clean gravel.  Presumably they don't impose their taste on you and if I were you I'd avoid appearing to try to impose my taste on my neighbours' garden.

Good neighbourly relations are worth a mint!


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 11:23

Ignore the Error Message, click on the 'x' and wait - it usually clears itself and your picture appears.

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:28
Green Magpie wrote (see)

If there are envionmental reasons for a pesticide ban, then the bad results would not be immediately obvious. ................ I think the trouble is that there's some blanket rule saying that any substance used to kill or even deter wildlife has to be approved. This is where it gets silly, as some creatures are deterred by harmless substances - and some, like slugs, are not likely to be an endangered species anywhere!

Yes, of course - I was thinking more of the 'harmles substance type' rules, like salt and coffee grounds - otherwise I'm all for strict policing of the rules


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:25

Wonky - put him in backwards - the starfish thing doesn't work that way round!

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:27

But at least, with the melons, he says he's trying different methods out as a sort of experiment, he doesn't expect them all (if any) to work.  Some people are just a bit more stubborn/determined/tenacious/pig-headed than others.

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