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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:55

I've just taken advice from my local council about a growing problem with loud music 50 yards away from our house. They have a procedure to follow, which starts with a stiff letter and could end up in court. They tell me that the letter usually works. They will ask you to keep a diary sheet, which they will supply, and any other evidence. (You could give them a link to this site, too!)

How to attract butterflies

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 06:28

Other Cruciferae are available.

Professional lawn mowers

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 07:01

I've used my customer's Honda (476) roller mower on their lawn for about 12 years. About two hours every week from April to October. Starts first pull every spring. I've had it serviced twice and the roller bearings replaced once. Can't really fault it, which is more than I can say for a few others I've used.

How to attract butterflies

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 06:39

Looks like a female Orange-tip (which don't have orange tips). They favour crucifers for egg-laying.

Garden Voles

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 06:23

Contact local council or a pest-control firm.

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 06:16

I don't suppose there's any chance that you could get the neighbour interested in this forum?

What is this?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 05:55

The plant looks like a Euphorbia of some sort, and the weird appearance is a type of fasciation (look on RHS website). I've got two Forsythias in customers' gardens where this happens every year to a couple of twigs. The stems become flattened, straplike. It's worth keeping an eye on all sorts of plants for this phenomenon.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 15:18

Going back to the moth on the lily, I don't think this is a Silver Y (Autographa gamma). Looks a bit like a Privet Hawk Moth, although I can't do much with the photo.


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 13:35

Ask someone at the shop where you bought it.

Problem with Ivy---Hedra helix Goldheart-

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 13:33

It would legally be criminal damage to destroy it, however much you would like to. Approach the landlord in a friendly manner and ask him to remove it from your fence.

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