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Latest posts by happycottontail

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 

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

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:48

Yes Dove, it is.  Will remove suckers forthwith.  Do you know how long any cuttings take to grow, and would they need to be grafted to something else to get the lollipop shape?

Discussions started by happycottontail

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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Muscari dilemma

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Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 23:02

Pesky pigeons

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Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 21:15

Surprise tomato plant!

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 20:06

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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