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No nice, cute grannie tat in my garden....

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:16

Ha ha! you're not my friend who hates gnomes and ghosts are you?? She'd smash that to pieces and her other half is driving her mad by buying gnomes at the mo...he puts them on the shed roof where she can't get them!

Earth worms

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:12

Yep hubby and grandson will be hunting worms during the summer! Have had several people commenting that there seemed to be a lack of worms around was that due to all the wet weather? Finding lots in our garden now but where do they go when the ground is waterlogged? Would worms drown?

Earth worms

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 21:51

Yikes! I don't look that carefully at the worms in the garden I just hope that I don't chop them in half when digging! This might be one for the grandson to complete during the summer holidays

Covering an unsightly north facing wall

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:52

How about an ivy or a climbing hydrangea, ideal for a north facing wall apparently.

Blue foliage

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 21:46

Hi Verdun, how about Echinops 'globe thistle' or a Eryngium 'sea holly', Bugle has a blue-ish tinge to the leaves and some begonias have shaded leaves?

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 13:33

I can't get a photo of my cat across  she's a tabby and white with tabby and ginger, and a white tip to her tail, very cute, very troublesome - catches birds, moths, mice... had a broken pelvis last year so spent six weeks in a cage!! I think it's stopped the bird catching though. Great video -it's good when the cat comes out on top

Christmas tree needles turning brown

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 13:22

My son visited Santa about 14 years ago and was given a tree, it's now in a large pot and is about 3ft high and the same in width. It goes a bit brown on the edges and I think it's dying but then grows again. I water it occasionally, daily during the summer, apart from that it's in the way at times - by the side gate so getting the bins past it is a pain, it won't die!!!

When to plant out dahlias

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 09:50

wow you need a big garden for them then!!!

When to plant out dahlias

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 22:27

Hi Red Dahlia, I planted mine out on 5th May, I'm in Dorset so it's a bit earlier for us down here than where you are but we had a cold night last night and the dahlia's are fine. I put them outside for about two weeks during the day so they're quite happy and already growing well, although the slugs have got four of them

S.O.S baby bird

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:43

If the parents can still feed it, it should be ok - just keep the cat away - can it fly? might be in shock at the moment.

Our cat took a blackbird 2 years ago, she took out all of it's tail feathers so it couldn't fly but I know someone who takes in injured birds so she took it away. It lived in her aviary for about 6 months and then she released it into her garden where it's still living very happily. Do you know anyone who could take it on? Sometimes worth phoning RSPCA for local contacts.

Hope it's all right


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