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CATS

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:00

I've found Pepper Dust works a treat after only 2-3 days, but needs to be reapplied if it rains. Cheap enough though.

Like others have mentioned, I also place short lengths of cane/sticks in between young plants so they can't get into a clear patch easily.

My parents have used the ultrasonic system and say it works brilliantly. Doesn't harm any wildlife, nor the cats, but they hate the sound. Problem is, some people with sensitive hearing can (apparently) hear the noise too!

When I see a cat trying to make its toilet in my beds, I pull out the hose and aim it at them - they are normally out of the garden before I've even turned the water on 

Ceanothus

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 20:54

I thought they were really tough plants? Shows how much I know...

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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 20:51

I know excatly how you feel Muddy re the kids bit - I'm gazing out of the garden door, almost chomping at the bit!

Set to be fair and warmer the next few days - thank god, as I'm building a raised bed with OH, adding some slatted trellis to our back fence, putting down some plum slate and generally moving plants around - oh and a much anticipated trip to garden centre which, after so many weeks of garden inactivity, I'm very excited about

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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 11:19

today's forecast (hahahaha!)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

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Posted: 13/02/2013 at 14:05

you spoke too soon Andrew

Clematis nelly moser

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 16:29

I have a nelly M too, north facing and it's currently shooting everywhere.

I've heard the 'Before June, do not prune" rule, so Nelly M which flowers after June does need pruning.

Someone (I forget who) also suggested remembering when to prune it, calling it the Valentine's day massacre (ie, cutting back to just by the first green shoot) on Feb 14th - made me laugh at the time, but at least I remember it now!

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Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:27

off you go then Obelixx

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Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:26

Then I can finally start building my raised flower bed, laying some plum slate and moving stuff around - oh and a few trips to garden centre too...plus sedun-roofing the new shed SO STOP RAINING!

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Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:25

Come and join is Busy!

Snow has turned to sleet...now rain :-/ not amused...Spring like last year please, starting around March 1st (daughter's birthday) would be nice, thank you

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Posted: 11/02/2013 at 14:58

Good for you pema

My husband and I emptied the shed, moved it to other side of garden, wood preserved the inside and moved a bamboo, also in the pouring rain!

Feels good, doesn't it?!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 09:49

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 116
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 22/09/2014 at 12:01

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 254
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 331
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
Replies: 7    Views: 236
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
Replies: 4    Views: 318
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 18:35

jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
Replies: 2    Views: 281
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 15:42

Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:54

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
Replies: 4    Views: 260
Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12

tools I no longer need

where can I sell them? 
Replies: 18    Views: 428
Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 22:06
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