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Unwanted visitor

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 17:46

I was about to say the same as Dove.  I've currently got some unplanted areas of compost in a raised bed and I  put the wire mesh shelves from my little growhouse across the bigger spaces and stuck some of my pots of bulbs and young plants into the other bits. The mesh is several inches above the soil though. Jaggy branches work well too - I often use prunings from Berberis or Pyracantha.


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 17:30

What is that panda eating fidge?

I think he's  a Newcastle supporter judging by his 'strip'.... 

Hope you all have a great trip and the snow/rain/hail and other unsavoury elements stay away  

I meant weather when I said elements - in case you were wondering.... 

seating area designb

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 17:24

And if he'd bothered to read the thread properly he would have seen that rubber had already bought a bench - 6th post on  page 1.....


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 14:02

fidget - you and me both. I think I should stop wearing my ranty pants 

mystery pond weed

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 14:00

Sorry - no pix stansty 

Is it the oxygenator  Elodea crispa by any chance? It's gets pretty rampant very quickly. At my last house we removed  huge clumps of it because such a huge amount was unnecessary as the pond was spring fed, not standing water. 

Spring Bulbs?!!

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:53


You are not alone......I still have some unplanted. I've also managed to lose some - no idea where I've put 'em 

I'll chuck them into a couple of pots and let them take their chances. I did get about 400 planted so I'm not going to beat myself up about it -  I had a hedge to put in as well! 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:44

Pdoc- you need to  trade your car in for a boat I think...

fidget- gets me so worked up too. On the JV show today on R2 they were talking to a woman in the Somerset levels and then one in Berkshire - words fail me. I've reached that stage where I shout at the radio () and found myself saying - 'how many herds of cows do you need shifting from your property then, love?' Embarrassing.

And it's all too little too late for those in the south west, in my opinion. 

I'm away for a lie down and a Valium sandwich before they cart me away...

Crows and Magpies!!!

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:34

Here it is Tracey. It's one of those wall hanging thingies so it's against a square pot but a standard basket would do the job as well. Mine is on the remaining slabs in the garden which makes it easy to keep clean, but Dove's right - if you have it on grass or gravel you can peg the sides down to stop it moving. I have lots of pots round about it just now as the garden is still under re -construction,but they give a bit of shelter from the wind and weather!  

And no - it's not a real hedgehog - it was my oldest daughter's when she was little and we're quite fond of it 



Crows and Magpies!!!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 22:34

Tracey - I made a 'cage' on the ground with an old wire hanging basket. I have a fat feeder inside it as well, and it means small birds can get in to access the  food and bigger birds like magpies and pigeons can't. (I put food out in the open for them)  The dunnocks and robins love it, and I attach an apple to the front as well so that the blackbirds come in, and they can reach some of the food nearest the edges.

I'll try and get a pic tomorrow if I get a chance 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 20:14

Fidget - are you joining me on the naughty step....

I like Verd's hat 

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