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Getting aerial ivy roots off brick

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:51

you made need to use ivy killer if its on your house walls as thou you can pull and remove it the mortar might come with it.


Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:45

I know cats can be annoying as slugs but in their defence  I have to say thankyou to my neighbours cat who has kept the rat population down which poison coundt and I dont like using.You can use things like orange peel around special spots a s cats dont like the smell .

bird feeders

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:36

I have noticed that they feed madly at the feeders when they have young then disappear for awhile.If you have a feeder near a bush it helps to protect the little birds from predators such as sparrow hawks as they can dive for cover.Very often when you put up a new feeder they wont accept it for a long while very suspicious or if you move it.

Talkback: Daddy longlegs

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:30

I fear the worst is a buzzing mosquito just as you turn the light off.The daddy long legs I cant say like them so that's why I am shutting the windows now autumn here.

last night's Gardeners' World

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:25

It was a good programme last night and yes Monty was honest about his mistakes,that is what makes it.We all make mistakes even if we've had years of experience,you never stop learning.As to that lovely garden,its good to see someone with such enthusiasm but everyone has their special interest .Gardening is one place you can be your own  identity.

Talkback: Blue-flowering bulbs

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 16:35

yes blue bulbs are a good.only time disappointed was with some blue bulbs from Holland,suppose to be blue tulips and came out yellow.

Help - how can I rescue my Clematis

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:04

you need to plant them deep with shaded feet.Put a plastic ring round it (made from pop bottle)so the slugs cant attack it ,also a few pellets in the ring (birds and animals cant get at them).don't cut right back but tie on to stick and leave till spring to prune and then only if the plant strong will need to look up what time of year it needs pruning some don't.They need lots of water in spring and feed when the flowers start. once established no problem.I have had that problem when I bought some cheap on offer plants .

mystery bulbs

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 18:52

hate to say it is those furry animals and sometimes blackbirds will do the same when rummaging around the borders.

apple tree pests

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 18:45

In the spring soak  a old cloth with cooking oil and try round tree.This stops the ants and alike doing the damage.its to late now so next year.....

What animal is this please?

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 18:40

looks like a mouse  hole although bumble bees do live little holes

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Discussions started by flowering rose

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11


sparrow hawk 
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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48

Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33

Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 22:28
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