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Latest posts by HOLEDIGGER

Talkback: How to plant hyacinth bulbs

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 22:03
I normally dig a deep hole,sprinkle some grit [bulbs don't like to sit in the damp].because the Hyacinth bulbs have flowered, they may not flower next year,they will need feeding, The leaves and stem must stay intact,these will help to carry food back to the bulb also apply a feed to the area, take care, the sap or liquid from leaves and stem may cause skin soreness.

What DO they put in bags of mixed birdseed?!

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 22:32
Thanks smflyman ,i am not having problems with squirrels it is PIGEONS that are the trouble.

Talkback: How to grow mint from cuttings

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 21:48
I have some veriagated trailing mint,some of which i put into pots and use as a trailing plant in flower pot or baskets, nice!!!

What DO they put in bags of mixed birdseed?!

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 21:38
I to have problems with the spread of seeds from my bird feeder, spread around not by Squirrels but Pigeons,and oh boy! do they make a mess of everything, The idea of birds of pray is something i hadn't thought of, makes for an interesting idea,we do have the odd Sparrow Hawk, they don't make any difference to numbers though,any ideas??

reallly need help please

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 00:09
Spelling correct? if it is sorry cant help

Plastic bags for seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 00:05
I use plastic pots, in supermarkets, by fresh fruit and veg there is usually a supply of small plastic bags, use these til seeds can be transplanted into single pots.

what will you do to deal with the drought

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 22:17
When planting up pots,planters and hanging baskets,i always use water retaining granuals mixed into compost-- dont just sprinkle-- mix ,because sprinkled, it can form a mass of jelly, no good to plant or soil. Something else to try, moss mixed in to compost, really holds the moisture, also blotting paper at the bottom of basket etc, talking of bottoms,try disposable nappies, these really soak up fluid. one last thing ! water little and often, to much water on dry compost is useless and wastes water and time,and if you can make it luke warm water just to start WOW

Talkback: How to clean bird feeders

Posted: 12/02/2012 at 01:00
Cleaning is important!! i do mine about once a month, hot soapy water a bottle brush, and dry properly, because if you don't! the seed will stick and sprout. My problem is PIGEONS and how,!!!! only had them for about a year,the damage they cause is very visible, also taking the smaller birds feed ,The mess really does need to be cleaned up often. So i am asking ,how to persuade them to go elsewhere???


Posted: 12/02/2012 at 00:32
Dont think you will gain anything by going wild with secateurs, except cold hands and plants that wont thank you! If you leave it a little later the shrubs will soon catch up.


Posted: 12/02/2012 at 00:22
I dont have a lawn,to much like hard work, to get it to look as i wanted. I have heard, that when gardeners need to get rid of grubs, that eat grass roots eg Leather Jackets, gardener lays black Plastic on lawn so that grubs raise to the top, plastic taken off, Breakfast for the birds, not sure if that would work for worms.

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