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hanging basket watering

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 12:22

Just keep watering in the evening - forgot to put gel crystals in my baskets this year but I'm finding that watering in the evening seems to work OK for them.


Posted: 02/08/2013 at 12:20

Bindweed!!!  Grrr!  I'm like Sparkimarj - my neighbours don't do a thing to their garden and all their bindweed come tootling across to mine!  Have tried spraying (carefully); tried that Gel stuff which I think is v expensive and quite useless; tried pulling it out etc. but it still persists.

Will have to buy some Resolve and hope that that makes a difference? xx

Hose pipes

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 12:52

Hi All,

Wondered if any of you had seen the advert (was one on this site I think?) about a new hose sprayer that supposedly aerates the water as it squirts it out and therefore oxigenates the plants you're watering?  Does this make a difference? Has anyone tried this out?  

Interesting but I'm sceptical about it.

What are these growing at the base of my fern please??

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 12:48

I think these are definitely weeds! You don't want 'em!  Fidgetbones tip on growing new ferns is good - I get new ferns that have self-seeded into some little pots I keep nearby my ferns - good prezzies to give mates! xx

where do I find this strange onion?

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 12:45

Very weird and fascinating! Spicy too! 

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 14:48

Wow! Thank you all for your suggestions.  Re bird seed it's a huge bag I get delivered with all sorts of seeds in it - I also have feeders with sunflower hearts and niger seeds. I suppose I agree that I'm probably feeding them too much?

I get baby starlings, sparrows, gold finches, green finches, collared doves, Red spots, wood pigeons and greedy feral pigeons and a very tame blackbird that I saved from a cat. Also get blue tits, great tits and a weird looking bird I can't identify!??

They all get a handful of mealworms scattered on the lawn every morning.

Microwaving seeds? sounds interesting - bet they all go BANG! in the microwave?

Looks like I'll have to invest in a vigorous shrub that might withstand the onslaught from above?

Reassuring the know that I'm not the only one battling this sort of problem.



Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:13

Hi All,

Hope you've all recovered from the Thunder Storms - Garden seems to appreciate it!

OK - the only place I can put my bird feeders is near the end of the garden and the seed gets spilt on the ground and then I have a huge (ok I exaggerate) field of growing bird seeds that overwhelm everything else I have tried to plant there.  As I am disabled I struggle to clear it up daily and by the time I persuade a mate to help me we end up digging huge clumps of sprouting (rotting) bird seed off the top of the flowerbed. 

Has anyone got any advice for me please?  I suppose I want some advice as to what I can plant there that will withstand the falling sprouting seeds and take over the flowerbed leaving no room for the seeds?  Something pretty as well?  Maybe some sort of flowering shrub????

Help!  I've tried buying things that 'catch' the falling seed but the birds aren't very good at aiming at these!  

I await your responses with bated breath!  xxx

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 12:26

Chickeny blackcurrants??  Have they been fed with chicken manure??  Only way I can think that they taste like chicken???

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:51

Thanks for tip re nasty blue slug/snail pellets - will put them under a bit of pottery to keep them away from birdies.  Killed 30 - yes! 30! huge slugs the other night and approx 10 snails - yuck!  Slugs really give me the creeps!  xx


Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:46

Re birdies!  yes I feed and water them every day - I have a flock of juvenille starlings (approx 50 of them!!) that I've been watching grow up plus all sorts of other birdies, goldfinches,greenfinches, all types of tits, sparrows, blackbirds, wood pigeons, collared doves etc etc.  They all get a big handful of meal worms chucked over the grass in the morning before work - garden sometimes resembles scene from Hitchcock's The Birds!   Not tried feverfew for a headache - Does it really work Reb4? x

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