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Latest posts by happycottontail

Essential reading/subscriptions for a new Gardener

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:13

As well as The Garden (RHS) and GW, I also subscribe to The English Garden and find that each of these complements the other two.

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:08

So far, so good...shhh!

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 12:53

Oh jatnikapyar, what a shame!  

fidgetbones, I had the same idea, and there are now 4 CDs swinging in the tree.  We'll see if that has any effect. 

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:34

I thought you were supposed to stone the crows, not shoot them!  ( not that I would do either) 

Fidgetbones, I picked and cut into two large rosyish apples and the pips were still white, not brown.  I thought pip colour was a good indication of ripeness.  And tasting a bit confirmed they were not ready.    They are a sweet eating apple, but I'm not sure which variety.

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:50

I have a small apple tree, but it is laden with lovely eating apples not quite ready to harvest.  Today I disturbed 2 enormous black birds calmly sitting in the tree and pecking at my apples, and about 5 or 6  fell to the ground when I chased the birds away.    Any ideas to prevent this happening?

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:57

Ooh, lots of food for thought there Zoomer - thank you!  Just the sort of info I needed.

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 10:02

Peter, I could do all those things you suggested if I had more time!  But I was hoping for some quicker pointers!

Zoomer, thank you for providing me with a great one!    I didn't know about Greenfingers.com, but the site looks really promising.

freaky-clematis

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 15:34

Hello DD - nice to know someone else has had the same problem as me!

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 15:30

Dove, for me the standard was ideal, as I have placed it in front of a gap above the boundary fence to provide screening from the neighbours' chidrens' play equipment.

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 15:23

No nut, your advice is too valuable for that 

Discussions started by happycottontail

Pesky pigeons

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Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

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Surprise tomato plant!

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Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

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Hebe Purple Pixie

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Japanese Anemone not happy

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Agastache Black Adder

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What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

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Can you identify this clematis please?

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Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

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Thinning out and transplanting annual flower seedlings

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My latest post - now you see it, now you don't

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Help! I'm being attacked!

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Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

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Agastache Black Adder

Dead or just plain lazy? 
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