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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Baffling a squirrel. happy days

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 11:14

We had a bird feeder full of sunflower hearts hanging from a small cherry tree - one morning I looked out of the office window and saw a squirrel had pulled the top off the feeder and had his head stuck down the tube scoffing the sunflower hearts like there was no tomorrow - when I dashed out yelling and blaspheming about my bank balance he had a hard time getting his head out - it would've served him right ..................... but then what would I have done 

Anyone know what could be causing this?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 11:05

@ Dave Morgan - not sure if you'd noticed that this is a climbing rose - re your reference to creating an 'open bowl shape' when pruning.  

Shady veg patch

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 11:02

I used to have a shady garden - I grew Swiss chard, french beans, runner beans, rhubarb, beetroot and carrots.  

Good luck 

weed or veg?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 11:00

To upload a picture click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  If that doesn't work let us know ....... 

What is the best way to remove seedlings from a propogator?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:28

The link doesn't work Stu 


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:25

I assumed from BusyBee's question that the wood was garden rubbish, sticks, prunings etc. 

Timber (being heart wood) does not yield much potash - it's the ash from sticks, twigs etc the stuff of a traditional garden bonfire, that is beneficial. 


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:24

Well, that's one line of washing out, another in the machine (where does it all come from, there's only two of us )  and I've mowed the front lawn  ................ 

Shopping list to write ......... 


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:23

KEF!  I know who the culprit was .........


Donate for us 1940's garden?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:18

Donate for us 1940's garden?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 08:02

Hi Rosemummy - Michael is at Manor Oak Farm

  - still Sheffield tho 

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