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Seeds from tall Foxgloves

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 12:52

Anyone know if seeds collected from taller foxgloves have a better chance of growing into taller foxgloves themselves?

Some of my foxgloves are almost 6ft tall, others are only 3ft. Should I concentrate on collecting seeds from just the taller plants?

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 14:56

I made this planter out of a fence post and a few floor boards...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/P1020382_zps797dxfr6.jpg

doves taking over

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 00:06

Im plagued by Woodpigeons in my garden. They mess all over my patio furniture and bbq. If I put the squirrel guard on the bird feeders the wood pigeons cling onto it and empty the feeders (mostly over the floor). If I take the guard off the squirrels empty the feeders.

Think I'm going to buy a Golden Eagle and tie it to my bird feeder.

Boundary marker

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 01:08

How about a low but open fence?

http://www.tonbridgefencing.co.uk/images/wooden_fencing/knee_rail_02.jpg

 

New compost corner full of ants and eggs

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 17:20

I also get ants and eggs in my compost. I ignore them, and continue to turn the compost when needed, as if they weren't there.

honeysuckle problem

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 00:17

I used a water and bicarbonate of soda solution to great effect on an aphid infected plant.

save a bee with some sugar water

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 22:54

My wife has saved a bee today that looked almost dead. I quick supply of sugar water and the bee perked up and walked off. My wife could see it actually drinking it up...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/IMG_1102.JPG_zpsobotntdt.jpeg

 

 

Compost

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 23:05

I have a compost thermometer and having mixed fresh grass clipping into my compost, with a thick layer on top for insulation, the temperature quickly gets above 40/50 degrees.

Bees

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:14

I understand your predicement but it would be a shame to destroy their nest. They will leave at some point but I can't say when. Maybe when they have left you can relocate the box elsewhere so if they return to it they won't be bothering you?

Grass Edging on a Pond

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:11

I think Monty might have used rockwool when they rebuilt the pond (lake) at Berryfields a few years ago. I recall they had professionals in to make a clay liner?

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