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Latest posts by Heather Michaels

badgers

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 15:40

Nothing to do about the holes I'm afraid. We have an entire family of badgers visiting nightly in our garden. We HAVE to feed them otherwise they become very destructive indeed. Largely it works although they do have a go at redesigning the lawn on occasion. Its a tricky one. I'd sooner not feed them and have them just forage for their own but they clearly consider our garden part of their territory so they'll just keep coming back and I'd rather keep damage to a minimum (so far they've left all of my plants and veg alone). So I think unfortunately its a case of feed them in the hope that it deters them or go round and fill the holes back in. Neither of them an ideal solution I'm afraid tiptonnic

lots-of-flowers-but-no-courgettes-

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 15:26

Could be that they need a little more sunlight. And Courgettes I know like lots and lots of water. Could they be a little thirsty? If you have flowers they're definitely trying so could be that just a little more sun or a little more water might give them the incentive they need. Been growing them myself this year and so far so good, they're somewhat smaller than you'd buy in the shops but they keep on going. Mine are very liberally watered daily and they're in a sunny spot that gives them as much sun as they can get in my garden which is very tree lined and so doesn't get sun all day but I found the spot where they'd get the most.

what-is-this-plant

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 15:19

Those are beautiful. Quite jealous!

lysimachia-punctata

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 14:44

Thanks addict. My mission for next weekend is now to cut them back. I guess you can be a bit more ruthless now Busy-Lizzie if you get the urge 

lysimachia-punctata

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 13:26

Hello everyone,

My Lysimachia punctata have finished flowering for the season and are now just tall green but barren plants. Do I need to cut them back now? Or just leave them to die off on their own? I've had a scout on the internet but can only find out about pruning. Help please, thank you.

identification-required-please

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:55

gardeningfantic, due to wasps I've done war dances in the street, waiting for a bus, you name it lol and I've had some very strange looks too I can assure you (but no offers of help!). I swear these things know I don't like them, they always make a bee line for my head or chest area (moths as well) and if a spider can appear as if by magic behind me on the wall they will! They're all out to get me 

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

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:51

You think that the word polycarbonate might be scaring people off?! I don't know about that but I hope you get the answers you're looking for. 

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

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 11:09

yay it worked 

identification-required-please

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:39

Thanks Dove, I really shouldn't have admitted all of that should I?! I'll definitely have a look through the link (after a stiff drink of course!) and learn to be a big brave girl! And point taken about being frightened instead of interested. One thing I do know though is that if I'm going to put myself amongst all of these things I simply have to learn to live with them and understand them as this is their environment and I'm trying to live in it so deep breaths and I'm plunging in there! 

cuttings-from-hydrangeas

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:35

Sorry P cant help you but your question has been on here a long time with no answer so i'm responding to bump you back up the list in the hope this will get seen and someone can help you. Good luck

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

Looking for a ground cover plant

Any ideas please? 
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What am I?

Can someone help me with an ID please?  
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Hello!

It's been a long time! 
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What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Trouble loading pictures

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Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 16:50

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 16:07

Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
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Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Looking for ferns 
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