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Angry Birds

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 16:37

Please don't think I am against their visits to my garden, the veg plot is in my main garden, which is full of goodies, every day i "spill" some chicken grain outside the run just for the purpose that they will leave the veggies, but the darling starlings are still not happy they like their fresh 5 a day

Angry Birds

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 08:52

Last year, I had probs with birds eating my beet tops and salads, so ended up netting which resolved the problem to an extent.  I have just come in from my morning peruse and cannot believe what I saw...the birds are systematically jumping on the netting (as if it's a trampoline) to push it down the bamboo cane so that they can get to the spoils.  No one believes me that it is birds spoiling my salad not snails and slugs.  I think next year I have to build a proper netted frame over each bed.

My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 10:27

Slug repellent, I did not know that...this gets better, thanks also for the info MW196

My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 17:18

This year (2012) we have cut down drastically on the amount of coffee we drink which means that I have had much less spent coffee grinds for use in the compost bin etc.  So, for Christmas, my hubby has arranged that I can take spent coffee grinds regularly from our local Starbucks. Every week they will bag up as many kilos as required so that I can add to and boost the compost, best of all it is all foc.  Can I dig coffee grinds also directly into the ground or use it just for the compost?


Slugs and snails

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 13:57

I have a high toad polulation in my garden and not too many slugs, I'm assuming the toads are looking after the slugs.

Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 16:09

I have just sowed another 10 seeds, I did not realise that more flowers will develop as I pluck the pods.  I tried some of the peas this morning straight from the plant, they are just the sweetest things in the world.  I have been living off spinach for the past three weeks, it is so nice to have something else to enjoy.

Onion help.

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 19:38

I sowed both onions and spring onions early this year and I have had not one show.

Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 19:36

I just don't want to waste any of those little jewels of sweetness, I remember making myself sick as a child eating them straight from the pod.  My first peas from my own garden, it is almost like Christmas, sooo much anticipation.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 19:05

Following a few terrible days of wind, but no rain, today was just gorgeous.  Not too hot, but enough to slightly colour my fair shoulders.

Bind Weed

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 18:06

I have to say thank you all so much for wonderful advice, since the begining of May, Thursday has been my bindweed day!! All new shoots get staked, week old shoots high up the bamboo stake get uncoiled, placed into a small plastic bag and sprayed. The bag gets tied on and I spray inside the bag once more the following week also. I have to say it is having a huge effect.  One bed it appears to be almost eradicated, this bed it totally free from all plants, I know as soon as I start to dig it over and put some plants in there, I will shake up the roots, so I am taking my time.  I have two very full neglected beds that I am also working on, but because there are plants in these beds, the bindweed appears more prolific.  I have my routine down to a tee now.  It requires dedication, and if I miss just one plant I pay the price the following week.  My neigbours think I am crazy with little knotted plastic bags all over the garden.

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Discussions started by lesinnl

of to move squash plants?

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Problem with Onion Seeds

They just wont germinate... 
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Figs tree and fruit from last year

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Angry Birds

Cant believe what I am seeing... 
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My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

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Possible to sow more peas and beans

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Bind Weed

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Lilac shoots all over the place...

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