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Talkback: Feeding garden birds in winter

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
'Cover branches of holly berries with netting to keep birds away' I have just read the above in your list of jobs to do! Here's an idea, why don't we let the birds eat the berries to help them survive this freezing weather.

Talkback: Winter snow and tender plants

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
You will break down the structure of your soil by trying to cultivate it in freezing weather, tinypurpleant. Keep off your soil when it is wet or frozen. The worms will cultivate it for you when it is warm enough and annual weeds will be killed by the frost.

Talkback: Stinky plants

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
My fascination with growing obscure plants has caused me to end up with 3 Amorphophallus Titanum residing on my kitchen windowsill. They're still only young, but I think they may be given out as Christmas presents (Kate?!) prior to them (hopefully) becoming ready to flower in a few years!

Talkback: Derelict gardens

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
At times I do wonder why my neighbours bothered to buy a house with a nice sized garden. I look out my back bedroom window and see with 1 or 2 exceptions, Grass from the back fence right up to the back door. Still after all it could be worse I could have some of your so called wild gardens with prames old tyres and bikes to look at.

Talkback: Gardening with children

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
Why is your son wearing odd shoes? Could you not afford to get him a matching pair? Like you I was given a small area of the garden to grow marigolds, radishes - I've never liked them since.

Talkback: Guerrilla gardening and wildlife

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
oops - I should have said "local provenance", not "native provenance".

Talkback: Sowing seed indoors

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
My greenhouse has been insulated with sheets of bubble wrap and is full of overwintering pots and tubs of tender plants and shrubs. Since potting up the pelagoniums from the garden they have put on a lovely show in the "warmth" of the greenhouse.

Talkback: Plants for perfume

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
I heartily agree with Bobbie on the Daphne, my odorata 'Aureomarginata' flowers for about 8 weeks and is a real scent show-stopper. The other early heavily scented plant I adore is Viburnum x Judii, its beautiful white flowers have the most remarkable scent. Who needs roses?

Talkback: Growing and eating apples

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
Could you not grow apples in large pots? I am hoping to grow apples next year once I have got the allotment going

Talkback: Urban foxes

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:41
Hello Kendo46 The best people to ask for advice about 'your' fox is 'The Fox Project' good old 'Google' will give you thier phone number. I'm not sure if they still carry-out rescues but are very helpful. Many years ago there was a very poorly fox living close to our local park. After speaking to them, a 'Fox Project' volunteer came & set a Badger trip-trap/cage. This was baited with raw chicken. The first night the trap was set it caught a very angry (but full-of-chicken) cat. This was released unhalmed & the next night our target Fox took the bait. It was cared for by F/P the volunteer & returned fit & well some weeks later. Good luck.

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