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How can I stop squirrels digging into my palnt pots

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 15:09

I think the reasoning for that other view is that they don't often inhabitat the same areas.

Whatever the reasons or causes, it's  important to encourage reds wherever possible. It's part of the reason I want to move north when I retire. A little cabin in the woods Hosta - I can be the 'mad squirrel lady' of the neighbourhood   


Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 15:03
Hostafan1 says:

With dense fog and visibility down to less than 50m in places. Why don't folk use headlights?

See original post

 'Cos they're dense too Hosta  

I went out, but it's flippin' cold and windy so I came back in after doing a little tidying and not much else. I'm becoming such a lightweight....

It keeps raining too - right after I put washing out of course. Figured the wind might still get it dry-ish  in between...

How can I stop squirrels digging into my palnt pots

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:59

There's still plenty up here Hosta, but they need all the help they can get. Glen Lyon - where I was last weekend - is full of them, but they're quite secretive, so you won't always see them that readily. I've seen them quite often, but it's usually away from the road in woodland and on estate tracks  etc.

Or squished on the roads when they cross...

There's also a school of thought that it's a myth about the greys pushing them out. Different food and habitats etc. 

Is this a wasp?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:55

Can't beat a chubby wasp ppatter  

Perhaps the angle made it look fatter too - the curve of the petal etc. 

How can I stop squirrels digging into my palnt pots

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:52

If they're reds Hosta - thank your lucky stars every single day   

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:49

I used to have Rip VW round the corner. Wonder if they're still there  

Took a few earlier- in between the bouts of rain  

Drumstick prims opening up now, and the little pasqueflowers won't be long  


the rosy buds of Clematis alpina Constance won't be too long either

I really need to split this clump of primula, but they're clearly very happy there  

Those anemones are such a good, strong red GD   

Last edited: 18 March 2017 13:50:35

Beautiful coral coloured blooming shrub-what is it?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:40

It's a Pieris Joanna. The pinky new growth is one of the nicest features. I thought you'd  meant coral coloured flowers  

Sometimes the pix take a little while to upload, or they need resized if they're  abit bigger. Glad you got there in the end  

Beautiful coral coloured blooming shrub-what is it?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:20

Hi Joanna - we're good but we're not that good...need a pic  

Or some more info. If it's just now - it might be an ornamental quince.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:02

Hang on to your hat Yvie....

Meant to say about BL's housesitter too. Why are people such a***holes? Don't offer to help if you can't be bothered to actually do what you've been asked...and as for taking stuff.... 

It's brightened a bit here, so I may go outside instead of hoovering 

Small screening

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 12:59

Prep your ground well and choose carefully for your site etc

You won't need a lot of shrubs for that distance. Good luck with it  

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