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Squirrels, what to do?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:41

Thanks for the replies, looks like a solution shall be on going then. My son hung a bird feeder on a piece of cable from one tree to another and put a CD disk a foot or so away from it either side of the feeder, they never went near it again. Strange.

Squirrels, what to do?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:41

 It's made from chicken wire around the bottom and nylon from then upwards with a black material netting on top. Think I'll have to see how a scarecrow does.

Squirrels, what to do?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 17:52

Lovingly tended my strawberries and raspberries again this year only for them to be eaten by squirrels.

I grow these in a large netted friut cage and just for good measure covered the strawberries with another net as they were ripening....but no, the squirrels ate through the netting, both lots and now they have started on the apples that I also grow in there. I find it so disheartening to spend time on the veg patch and not reap the rewards. Apart from making a scarecrow to keep in the fruit cage, will this frighten them?,  does anyone have any tried and tested methods of how to deter them.

Electric propergator question

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 11:55

My propergators are the kind that have no regulator on them so I can't change the temperature setting. Having sown some seeds and placed the trays in the propergators I am wondering if I should lift/remove the lids during the day as it's quite hot in the greenhouse, currently 34. I do have foam type shading so the trays are not in direct sunlight and there is plenty of light getting in. Im just concerned that they will be far to hot and not germinate. Many thanks.

Over wintering plants

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 09:50
Thank for the replies... Think I'll leave them in their pots and keep in the greenhouse away from frosts until spring.

Watercress

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 14:42

Would you eat watercress if it was growing in your pond? Hubby was given some pond plants by someone who grows them for a living, last year i noticed watercress growing along with them and tugged it out and stuck it on the compost heap. Well this year its growing en mass and hubby informs me that they grow their pond plants  in the fresh water cress beds. So i was wondering as the water in my pond is not fresh nor flowing would you eat it? Many thanks.

Over wintering plants

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 14:26

I recently bought two Dahlia plants, Bishop of Llandaff and Mystic spirit also a Cosmos 'chocamocha' plant as i want to redo a border in my garden. It then dawned on me that i should maybe have waited untill spring to purchase them as im sure they cannot stay in the ground over winter, they are still in the pots i purchased them in. I was hoping someone could give advice as to the best way of overwintering them i do have an unheated greenhouse, but never seem to have much luck with overwintering plants. Also is it possible to take cuttings/safe seeds from all three. Many thanks.

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Squirrels, what to do?

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Electric propergator question

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Watercress

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Over wintering plants

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