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Various problems :( pics included

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 19:10

Have they been short of water and wilted at any time?

privet hedge sickly at base

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 19:06

Are you sure that's privet?  It doesn't look like it to me when I zoom in, and I have got my new glasses on ...

Even you hard hearts......

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 18:30

  I'm not complaining - I watch and enjoy almost all of them - I liked The Instant Gardener and the Autistic Gardeners, love Carol K's series (reminds me a bit of Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers - another very enthusiastic enthusiast ) .  I watched some of Mr T, I just don't think the more recent ones have been gardening programmes - doesn't mean they're bad programmes - just not to my taste

However I do enjoy GW

Bee boxes

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 17:53




Posted: 05/08/2015 at 17:48

Hosta - have a look here lots of info and also ways of making a feeding station that cats/rats don't like going into

Primrose - Muntjac are quite happy paddling around in water . The culprits could also be Chinese Water Deer - they look superficially similar and are also on the increase in the UK.   This might be helpful


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:44

We put out food for the hedgehogs and we don't get rats - well, so far anyway and we've been doing it for around four years now.   This is what what ours like .  It has to be the 'semi moist' - ours don't like the dried version.  You can get it via  Amazon

They also like sunflower hearts, chopped up peanuts and banana chips and dried mealworms.

Also every night they drink lots of water from a shallow dish that we fill with fresh rainwater from the water butts.  They have save access to the pond as there's a sloping gravel beach, but they seem to prefer the water in the dish.

Flowering plant ID, please.

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:25

I agree - Common Chicory - the roadsides between Norwich and Beccles are blue with it at the moment - gorgeous


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 16:07
KEF wrote (see)

Hi all

Dove soz to hear that Ma is unsettled  hugs ...

It's not really that she's unsettled - she loves The Lovely Home and the staff there - she just has memories of 'having to get back' from when Pa was living there and she was still at home - she used to visit him every day and then Pa would worry about her getting back home before dark and she's got confused memories of that. 


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 15:19

Hello folks - I'm back from visiting Ma - bit of a tricky visit as she was anxious to leave The Lovely Home and get back to Pa who apparently is wondering where she is   I reassured her that he knows she's at The Lovely Home, so she agreed to stay and have her lunch there as they'd catered for her ... I've a feeling the staff may be in for more of the same this afternoon

Bee boxes

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 10:21

A queen from that brood might return and start again, but not until next year, so if they've moved on you ought to be fine with having a look now - you can clear it out and leave it ready for the birds or the bees next year.

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