Lavender Lady

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Advent prizes

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 21:51

Well done, I have that book, it is brilliant,  his garden is just amazing.

urban gardening and cat poop

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 17:08

Unfortunately you cannot train cats from going where they want to go.  I have two elderly cats and they don't wander very far so do it in my garden but they did used to when they were younger and out hunting and wandering about all day. 

You cannot keep cats in your own garden, they jump over the fence and gate.  It is their natural instinct to wander and go hunting.  I do appreciate, however, it does bother people who do not have cats of their own and they have the mess in their garden but no matter how responsible the cat owner you cannot tell a cat where to go.  They are not like dogs.



Greedy starlings

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 16:59

That is cheap Kezza, I paid 3.99 for 100g of mealworms.  Unfortunately i don't have a pound shop near me but I am about 30 miles from Norwich and I am sure there is one there so next time I am in Norwich I can stock up.  Thanks for that.

Why is all bird food so expensive, they want people to feed the birds and encourage them into our gardens but the food costs so much money doesn't it.  I have made my own bird cake and that does save a little but you still need to buy the seed, etc to put in it.

Greedy starlings

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 10:06

I also forgot to put, they are so expensive that they are a rare treat so would like them to be fairly distributed.

Greedy starlings

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 10:05

I like to put out mealworms as a treat for the birds but the greedy starlings eat them all in such a frenzy that the other birds just do not get a look in.  I know the starlings have got to eat too and I do love to see them sqabbling over them but there are just not any left for the other birds.

Does anyone have any ideas how to starling proof them.  I can give them some as well but something just for the other birds as well.

Any ideas ???

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 09:19

Slugs and snails carry a disease which can cause lung worm in cats and dogs. It is transmitted when the slugs and snails go on pets food and water.  Need to be careful if they are getting into your pets food. 

urban gardening and cat poop

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 09:06

I am like you Janyce - I have two cats of my own and they tend to prefer to poo in my garden rather than the neighbours.  I just bag it up and put in the dog poo bins (although I know you are not supposed to do this really but we have to get rid of it don't we) in the winter I may put it in my wheely bin but definately not in the summer as it will smell. 

Digitalis illumination pink

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 07:12

Yes I would say about 3 feet, I have mine planted at the front of a small border with roses and other taller foxgloves behind it.  I have enclosed a pic for you to see





Digitalis illumination pink

Posted: 17/12/2012 at 18:33

I have the illumination pink, I bought it as a plant last summer and it flowered non stop from July til the first frost arrived.  Lovely plant, the bees loved it.  Keeping my fingers crossed it survives the winter but my garden is pretty sheltered. I would recommend it.

Advent prizes

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 10:20

Are you doing the RHS advent calender as well.  That has some very good prizes - but alas I;'ve not won there either. 

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