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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Is it Ok to keep picking rhubarb

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 21:29

Is it Ok to keep picking rhubarb

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 17:28


I would like advice on the perfect rose for me please guys

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 14:46

flowering rose - sounds amazing - do you have a photo?!

Paul B - that has to be the best rose name ever


Posted: 26/09/2012 at 14:44

@ Carolinesmith & flowering rose

Twigs would do exactly the same asmy chopped up bamboo canes.

It's a question of interrupting their habit really - once they are irritated by your efforts to deter them, they'll figure it's easier to go elsewhere (like a neighbour's garden instead ) and stop coming to you.

I've had cats of my own and did the same with them.


Posted: 26/09/2012 at 11:55

I see.

My garden is small, so it's a bit easier.

Between the roses I have lots of small canes and I also liberally sprinkle pepper dust - works very well there.

If your garden is large, perhaps the sonic repellant is for you - it only switches on when it detects movement. My parents have it on their patio and balcony, where it works 100%

Good luck!


Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:49

Wherever there is any exposed earth (usually freshly turned, but not necessarily) I stick short lengths of bamboo cane into them (the earth, not the cat ) and so they can't get in to dig.

I also found that pepper dust (from garden ctr) works well to deter, though you do have to apply after rain.

There is one cat in particular who is very brazen and she additionally needs the odd squirt of water from the hose to keep her at bay

I've also heard that you can buy animal deterrent sonic machines, from places like Robert Dyas, which work by emitting a very high frequency burst of waves that animals such as cats, dogs and foxes dislike, without causing them any harm - battery or main operated.

Luckily for me I never had to resort to this, as the cats have now gotten the message.

I would like advice on the perfect rose for me please guys

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:41

Try this site- I was a total rose novice this time last year and it helped to find the right kind:

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:33

joslow - if your HS is anything like Bookertoo's, then you will have flowers next year! let us know

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:32

thanks Bookertoo - I'll need to work on my patience though, as I tend to lob things in the garden recycling when they don't perform 

what type of honeysuckle is yours, by the way?

I guess at least mine is also doing its coverage job well, if nothing else


Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:26

I thought the nematodes ate every weevil in their path?!


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