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Posted: 17/06/2013 at 18:13

Re; Cat scarer. I thingk the cat scarer maybe to high up. I have mine at two to three feet from the ground.

As for the cat/s sitting in the garden, this should not happen if the cat scarer is working. I never have cats in my garden pooing or sitting.


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 20:09

Have you had the cat repeller long? I have several around the garden and they work a treat.

Have read, that when installing a sonic cat repellent, the cat/s will sometimes confront it and try to ignore it for a while, but it gets to much for them in the end.

I wonder if your sonic cat scarer is in the right place at the right height ect.


Talkback: Rosebay willowherb

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:53

I stand corrected. Thank you oldchippy

Talkback: Rosebay willowherb

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 10:29
It's not known as Epilobium, but Chamerion.

Mannequins in the garden

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 18:40

The only dummy I have in my garden is me! Lol

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 18:29

Have about four to five inches here at the mo.

Talkback: Domes of holly

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 18:33
Had and still have fifteen Buxus down one side of the garden which were three inches high when we got them. They are now three feet by three feet and make a lovely hedge. Just hope Box blight or any other pathogen don't get a hold on them otherwise may have to consider the Ilex.

When to prune a mature Magnolia?

Posted: 10/03/2012 at 07:01

 Branches  damaged, rubbing together need attention. This is best done when the tree is in full leaf.Pruning at this time allows pruning wounds to heal before the onset of winter, and it also makes them less prone to dieback.This is also a good time to cut back or remove any outward facing shoots on wall trained evergreen plants. Cut the highest or widest-growing branches for removal, ( the ones that will reduce the overall height and spread and maintain the desired shape).

Keep large cuts into old wood to a minimum on deciduous magnolias.

Tiny moths in greenhouse

Posted: 09/03/2012 at 21:34

Sounds like Whitefly. Difficult to control. There are insecticides, which you can get at garden centres, but some are not usable on edable crops.

The parasitic wasp called Encarsia can be obtained as a biological control.

Where you have vents in the greenhouse, cover them with a bit of fleece as this will derter flying insects from gaining entry.

Help please - what can I plant?

Posted: 09/03/2012 at 21:21

Suggest you put four inches of compost on the soil to enrich the nutrient value.


Wax Begonia







Tuberous begonia 

Acorus                         Hosta
Alliums                         Iberis 
Anemone                     Iris
Aquilegia                     Ligularia
Astilbe                          Lunaria
Begonia                       Lysichiton
Brunnera                      Mertensia
Caladium                      Monarda
Cypripedium                 Polemonium
Dicentra                        Polygonatum
Digitalis                         Primula
Gentiana                       Sanguinaria
Geranium                      Sedum
Helleborus                    Thalictrum
Hemerocallis                Tradescantia
Hepatica                       Trillium
Heuchera                      Trollius

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Azaleas Buxus --

Boxwood Calycanthus --

Hydrangea Ilex crenata -- 

Kerria japonica -- Japanese Kerria Leucothoe Mahonia -- Oregon Grape Holly Pieris japonica -- Lily of the Valley Shrub Rhododendron Snowberry Viburnum rhytidophyllum

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Talkback: Rosebay willowherb

It's not known as Epilobium, but Chamerion. 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 09:49

Talkback: Domes of holly

Had and still have fifteen Buxus down one side of the garden which were three inches high when we got them. They are now three feet by three... 
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Last Post: 13/05/2012 at 19:54
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