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Talkback: Feeding the birds

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 08:36

i feed the birds and also get rats as by a railway line.. so loads of them.. but we have an air rifle and we shoot them.. i have checked this allowed and legal..

after taking out a couple of rats we find they do not bother us for some time.. and when they do we do the same.. it is onlyway to control them.. 5 years ago we had such a larg einfestation that the poor courier delivery guy had one one up his leg and down the other side while stood at my back door.. between all of us (neighbours) we paid for the rat man to come out and deal with it.. he told hus it willstay clear for a couple of years till the pick up again.. and that we have to take them out when we first see we do. never ever want to experience that again.


Posted: 27/06/2012 at 08:29

@chloesgran.. does that not effect the birds etc as well that come in.. would worry me that

i have found putting spikes in teh ground as above works and also the fact i have seagulls nesting on flat roof and they scare anything bigger than themselves off..

Are Hostas really for shade?

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 08:14

i have some in the shade and they are very happy and some in tubs in full sun all day..they are the same breed and are also very happy..thou water everyday...

the ones in the sun have more flowers than those in the shade.. and their leaf colour is not so bright.. so you can get the best out of them in both positions.

in th shade they are next to astibillies, ferns, helebores, woodruff, cowslips, primrose and jacob ladder and pulmonaires..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 08:09

@wintersong.. well i hope you will share the next crop with us all that magic cream sounds devine.. cant wait to try that out.

@cransbill.. gorgeous plants that second yellow rose is exquiste the shape of the petals and the colour are spectacular.

@ havecranesbill ..i have some cranesbill in my garden.. love htem they come up through the shrubs and flower again if i cut them back to tidy them up.. and so easy to divide and get  others from. i am atfer a yellow one..but cant find you know of one and also a red one..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 13:55

thanks everyone.. it will be very secluded once finished.. weather not helped but we are slowly making our way down the path and round the side.. it is taking time.. and money.. and never seem to have both of them together

strawberries look lovely WS.. be great with some scones and cream round yours for afternoon tea then


Identify plant

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:42

yes it is either an erysimum  ever flowering wallflower. or as it is orange and scented more likely siberian wallfower.. they are gorgeous and very scented..  and half hardy.. keep protected ove rwinter and it will survive.. you can get seeds from that but all otehr erysimum are sterile so have to be done via cuttings.

Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:38

i have been using westland 3 for £10 here.. dont go no cheaper than that.. but i have found some of my seeds not doing well.. i am rather inclined to go back to peat compost it is better.


Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:22

yes as stated you sowed to late must sow about now to end august for flower next year.

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:09

i must admit i had no trouble frowing mine from seed.. as stated above sow in spring.. just keep warm and they will grow.. most of mine did.. and they flowered next year..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:03

and here is our patio in the making...

 this is our shady patio.. as hubby had skin cancer he is not allowed to sit in the sun at all.. so this is shaded nd we are going to fix a sail canopy over the top.. so be lovely.. it is down low behind the bushes so secluded.. very nice.


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