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My cuttings!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 20:13

well i know htey not thte smae of verbena.. but i took some 4 days ago this way and they are doing very well.. fingers crossed..


My cuttings!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 20:11

ok here is a link to the page.. hope i have done this right...


My cuttings!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 20:09

pam.. no this is first year for me too. but i added to my scrapbook how to ake cuttings from a piece on this site.. so easy.. also i have noticed the ones in the garden have grown shooters out.. some at leat 8 ins away.. they grow from root base bit like tuberus plants.. wasnt expecting that.. so i ahve dug them up today and potted on and have 4 more plants.. you can check the peice out via clciking on me and going to scrap book i think.

bird feeders

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 20:02

@yes pigeons.. we have wood pigeons and we are fattening them up for when times are a bit tough for Sunday roast..


I am thinking you have grey squirrels over there.. here we only have red and they are not such a problem perhaps.. very shy creatures.. we are not allowed to do anything to hurt them or deter them.  I believe that greys are counted as vermin and cann be killed if a pest.. would have to check on that. We had a scare here otehr year when someone reported seeing a grey one in the woods.. a fullscale hunt was set out but nothing found.

bird feeders

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:20

sorry.. hadnt finished.. she would fix them to the trees.. so they wouldnt bother coming into the garden area.. dunno if this will help.

bird feeders

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:19

@bookertoo.. they are metal.. the only plastic is the hole liners and the soft rubber perch covers.. must dmit i do not suffer squrriels.. but my mum used to.. she made little one sided open huts for there hazelnuts.. that kept them off the other feeders..


Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:15

@hedge help.. if they are on your side of the fence they are yours to do with as your please.. if the are a boundary hedge then you have to see who it belongs to as suggested.. but you say on your side of fence.. so cut away as you please.. enighbour can do nothing about it.. and there is some form of law i think about leylandi and height etc.. must look that up.

As for the dispute.. that is only if the police have been involved i believe could be wrong.. and if it is stated it was abaout removing a huge nedge of these things there will be no problem i think.


Posted: 02/09/2012 at 09:26

i have been told lavender puts them off too. but pepper is good one.. also spike sin the soil. i had to do this near my bird feeders.. as one down road kept getting them.. dont have it much now..


Posted: 02/09/2012 at 09:24

here is waht i have been told is a Jersey tiger moth..


 Took it yesterday on my verbena.. never seen one before.

bird feeders

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 09:21

i must admit i have still gots feeding time at the zoo on mine.. the starlings which have now got full adult plumage feed of the suet pellets as do all the birds.. loas sparrows and finches and robins..

I have gone down to 5 feeders for mo.. and they have wild bird seed in the fav at the moment and suet pellets, and sunflower hearts.. do not do peanuts as they never got eaten.. i have taken some pictures of the bird feeders i said about and how esy they are to clean..


 this is with the lid and bird rest taken out.


 and stripped down to bear tube...


 and all the bits ready to go back together..


 and sat having final dry off before bput botton and lid back on.


 and in use..

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