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squirrel on magnolia

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 18:32

I have a squirrel that eats camellia flowers. when they are all gone, he starts on the magnolia. Different ones fancy different things. One year all the sweet corn got nicked in an afternoon. 

They always ate  the apricots before they were ripe. I chopped the tree down.

Is my meyer Lemon plant dead?

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:47

Looks like its been inside and too hot for the winter. It may resprout if you put it out for the summer,up against a wall. Fleece it or bring it in if frost is threatened.

Feed in the summer with citrus fertiliser or ericaceous fertiliser(miracid)

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 19:25

Don't forget vases for your cut flowers. Charity shops and e bay are good sources. I have several cut crystal I only paid a couple of quid for. 


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 19:22

Mine never arrived and I got a refund.


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:38

I've been digging teasels out of a heavy clay patch. I suspect I will pay for it tomorrow. A  thrush has been imitating a robin, and bobbing around my feet picking up worms. I think he has a nest in the hedge. Robin was chuntering at him.


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:17

Kef, see puncdoc posts on plant swap thread. Quick.

cuttings from wallflowers

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 08:21

I take cuttings off the perennial wallflowers, and they flower the following year. I dont see why the other sort should be any different, but if you let them run to seed, and sow the seed in July, the resultant plants will flower next spring.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:46

The top bit looks dead, but very often it will send shoots up from the stem at ground level.  Dont give up yet.  Keep it warm and just damp. Dont feed unless it starts growing well.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:07

Sorry Wintersong,. 

...and I went to a Grammar school too.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 11:48

Ive been looking for the april fool in the newspapers. I cant decide whether its the multimillionaire hobbit who sends his kids to private school, asking us to vote labour. Or maybe the Getty grandson found dead, naked from the waist down, with blunt force trauma to the rectum, who apparently died of natural causes.

Or maybe it's the scottish woman who wants no cap on benefits, because its ok for someone who has no intention of working to have more money than a couple who each work 40 hours a week on minimum wage.

Maybe I'll just go and chop the heads off a few buddlejas.

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