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Posted: 24/10/2016 at 16:59

I have one twenty quid scarecrow and it's a helluva lot cheaper than the endless other methods which don't work, not to mention the fury it gives you when you stick your hand in a pile of c**p.

It's simple to use and you just move it around now and again to thoroughly deter the regulars and the occasional offenders. Site it where they enter the garden or near bird feeders (the main attraction)

I now have no cats coming in  here, and I often don't have it on at all. They've clearly learned to b***er off somewhere else 'cos they don't like it up 'em. 

and no - why should I or anyone else have to get a cat or dog or provide facilities...bizarre 

The cheque's in the post Hosta....


Posted: 24/10/2016 at 12:47

Skewers certainly don't work here - see my pic earlier in this thread. 

and anyway, why should I have to stab myself to death every time I then go to do something in my garden.....

water works - you have to move it around, but it's the only remedy I've had. 

They do it on the grass here as well Logan, but they now c**p on my neighbour's lawn instead of mine.  

Think the window cleaner has learned to be quite speedy too....

Why doesn't my blackthorn produce sloes?

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 12:41

Ironically, we had the warmest driest spring I've ever seen here, but the bees weren't around at the right time and the flowers were non existent anyway. 

Hardy geraniums

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 12:38

I hate those too Yvie  

Do you mean pine toilet cleaner Verd? 

Never had a cultivated geranium wihch smells of anything...

Why doesn't my blackthorn produce sloes?

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 08:09

I had very little blossom on myblackthorn hedge this year so it may be down to the weather/climate this year. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 08:05

Morning all/afties Pat.

How sad doc. I watched a MASH reunion show last night and got quite emotional thinking about how nothing changes. Many of the episodes were based on facts provided by doctors and nurses. I don't think anything will ever change - there will always be some bunch of zealots wanting to bomb the c**p out of someone else, and some poor souls doing their bit to help will be in the wrong place.  Can't let human decency get in the way of a vile war, can you?   

I thought about those young army lads I met on the hill yesterday - some of them looked like they should still be in school and were struggling to get up the steep bits. Gets things totally in perspective. 

Hpe oblelixx gets her stove working soon....

Work beckons here too chicky. It's a bit chilly out there but dry for now although the ground's very damp. Had an early night last night - must have needed it as I slept well.

I'll catch up with you all later. Have a good day.

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Posted: 24/10/2016 at 07:55

You just upload an adblocker. That stops them. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 21:18

Lovely pix B'man. Glad you had a nice trip and a lovely break. Goatfell always looks good  

Interesting pix Johnny. I suppose we take it for granted that we have more 'history' here. Nice to hear those stories though. Are you still trying to keep the Americans out?  

My walk today was changed from the one I intended. I've posted pix many times from Ben Donich so I hope these aren't too repetitive

I stopped at Luss anyway and got some shots down Loch Lomond

View from Luss across the loch

Rainbow appearing over Beinn an Lochain, Donich's neighbouring hill

Bheinn Bheula across towards the Cowal peninsula

I liked this 'Lady' shaped rock

she had a pretty good view - when the cloud wasn't down....

The Cobbler - the summits were all shrouded in cloud today

Beinn an Lochain through the 'V' in the rocks


Pano of the surrounding hills

The 'lour'ing' sky

The 'view' down to Ardgarten on Loch Long

The soldiers, and the summit trig in the top right corner


Posted: 23/10/2016 at 18:04

Waterscarecrow is the only thing that works for me - and I've tried all the most successful methods.

You wouldn't believe how they could still get into a raised bed covered with vertical bamboo skewers and hooped canes.... 

Last edited: 23 October 2016 18:07:30

Poor fatsia :(

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 18:00

I've always had them in the ground in shade. 

You can keep them potted but they often suffer from not having enough moisture in a pot. The foliage is so dense so rain struggles to get through and people often forget about watering. It's surprising how dry they can get. The right soil and care fro a potted specimen is needed. 

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