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too much cottage garden self seeding!

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:48

Clearing and cultivating the area will certainly have distusrbed dormant seeds, so you may have a bit of a job on your hands; however, as suggested above, you'll have to wait and see. But in the immortal words of  Corporal Jones, don't panic!

RE PLANTING

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:44

Not sure what this is - botanical name?

Talkback: Hedgehogs and foxes

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 12:05

RSPCA will tell you, Jacqueline.

B******* Magpies

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 12:03

Makes you wonder how all these birds evolved and persisted in living side-by-side for thousands of years if one species was actually busily and effectively killing off all the rest. 

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 11:57

For some reason my post last night hasn't appeared. I remarked that my reference to the hunt was flippant, and that there is nowhere that foxes are meant to be.

FROGS TOADS

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 11:54

Nature is neither cruel nor kind - it just is.

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 14:20

Rats are rats with tails. Apart from that, Slowly, you're generalising about things quite a lot. There's no way we can have any old Tom, Dick and Harry walking round Regent's Park 'dropping' every grey squirrel in sight, or sitting in their bedroom window picking off the squirrels on the bird table across the street. Yes, they cause considerable damage, but do you think no-one's trying to do anything? Sadly, we started about 100 years too late.

As for foxes, as you say we provide them with too much food. I'm surprised there weren't a few on the train the other night clearing up after the stupid passengers.  However, I heard someone say the other day that numbers in some areas of London are falling. Tally-ho for the Hampstead and Highgate Hunt!

under the spreading catalpa tree

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 14:05

Get rid of OH first, nutsy.

under the spreading catalpa tree

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 09:42

nutcutlet,

The simple question is: do you really want this tree, which will only get bigger, or would you really prefer some other things in its place? I think sometimes we get mesmerised by some plant that turns out to be inappropriate to the location, and we're too sentimental to get rid of it and have something that we really want. Would you be much happier with tree peonies and other interesting, decorative and smaller plants?

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 16:49

I'll bet the choccies have all been scoffed. I enjoyed the comment on this morning's radio that he was the first pope for 600 years to resign in Latin on television.

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