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Butterfly Decline

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 16:07
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Snap. At the moment all I've got are whites homing in on the brassicas.

same here.. last year my white scented budlehia was covered in peacock and red admiral butterflis but not one this year at all...

last year



Bug id please.

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 16:04

yes nut.. at a distance of about 2 miles

barking dogs

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 16:01

diddy.. yeah they work.. the dogs just run other way.. only way know battteries need changing is the dogs dotn run off...

hubb says the ones that can be fixedinto trees. etc can be run on both battery and electric.. and they have a larger range... we are getting one so that the dogs wont wanna come along the footpath outside ours.. and hopefully it will stop the dog mess..

what made us do it was we were laying concrete base for our new path.. we hd the front gate open to do this.. (the main front  bit is in a recess off the council footpath) and we had spent 3 hours mixing and laying this stuff and were doing final levelling.. when a bloody pitbull came running in trying ti get in the gate over me.. and of course ran on the wet concrete and then back out.. so the whole lot had paw prints.. my hubby went bolistic.. really did.. the owner said sorry and said it was our fault for not putting up signs.. so i asked if the dog could read.. she said dont be stupid... i said i am not.. you were too far away to have read the signs to stop the dog in the first place.. then she said well.. you.. you.. you should have fenced it off.. i said what the council public footpath.. or our own private path we were working on when your dog tried to jump in over me..

so told her signs state dogs to be on leads at all times on public footpaths.. she went off.. hubby shouting at her all the way "Put your bloody dog on the lead then" but she didnt.. and everyone dog owner who passed us after that passed  snide comment.. callin us evil and nasty and twats and our own fault for not having signs up and fencin to stop people..

well i really couldnt believe it.. we cant block of public footpath and when we had finished it we fenced it off across our path..were so fed up had two peoples dogs do it.. the first one didnt even say sorry.. andthe concrete that had already half set has been ruined.. as we couldnt do anything about it after the dog had ran on it..

dog owners round my way think they own the place.. they throw the balls infront of walkers and happily watch their dogs nearly take people out who dont know they coming up behind them at speed,they dont clean up the mess and they moan at eveyone else using the path.

seed share

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:48

ummmm.. i dont really do sweet peas.. the scent plays total havoc with my hayfever..


Bug id please.

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:46

dunno what it is.. but when i clicked on it and it got even bigger.. i got the ebigbies.. whoah dont like it fidget..

seed share

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:45
Diddydoit4u wrote (see)


Can any one who asked for seeds from me please check your post as i have been busy mailing this morning.If you have not had a message from me but requested some of my seeds then please pm me with the seed's that you require and please can you leave me you address.

Many thanks


to be honest i cant remember what i ordered from who.. i have only made alist of those i have to send.. i should made one up for what i asked for..

but then it is a nice surprise to get all these seeds in the post.. like christmas it is

seed share

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:43
Diddydoit4u wrote (see)

do i sence a little snobbery with this first class business? I learnt my lesson with that.Second Class get's there just as quick and delivered by the same postie.


no no snobbery at all... really i like to send some things out faster.. but youa re right second is absolutely just as fast..

seed share

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:34

thanks gardengirl, potty gardener and stacey docherty i have got my seeds.. and cant wait to start sowing.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 11:57

some beautiful pics this year again members.. i have not got much this year.. my garden is dead or dying to lack of rain all year.. and i have been unable to do much on it with my arthritis going into inflammatory arthitis with the heat..

so must say i have had no interest this year and it really shows.. amazing how much work it takes to keep it looking good.... i have had some comments about mine this year.. but hey ho sometimes other things take precident.

but i am hopin with my new wider path (ready for when i am wheelchair bound) and some new borders dug..i will be eager again as i have to fill them up.. so a bit of theraputic plant buying should be good for me

barking dogs

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 11:51

tina.. get yours self one of those dog repellent sound thingys.. cant remember name of them.. it gives out high pitch tone with only dogs can hear ... they are hand held for about a £5 or youcan get ones for in trees which have a range of about 40ft.. so that should stop them.. just put in search deterrent.. and you should find it.. put it in ya garden near their side and the dogs should shut up..

the hand held ones run on batteries and we got one for nipper when on his bikes.. as dog owners never controlled their dogs around him.. so now he can just push the button and they run off.... very fast.. he feels much safer now.. and hubby strapped it to his handlebars..

i cant stand people that allow their dogs to bark all the time..drives me mad.. we nearly got an air horn thingy to let off each time our neighbours dog barked.. but though no.. so just got one of these pitch derrent.. works great..

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