Little weeeed


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hairy-compost

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 14:02

I found a cat had used it as a toilet a few days ago...Would this have caused it ? I get a lot of snail trails over the surface too. I cleaned up the cat mess immediately so it had only been there a max of 8 hours. 

hairy-compost

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 13:24

Can anyone tell me why my open compost heap is developing a white soft fur on the surface?   I have used compost in 6 large pots and in two of them the fur is also growing. What causes this and what can I do. 

final-cucumber-

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 16:30

My last cucumber on the plant (can't remember name) has grown at either end but has a very distinct waist half way down (see...not a spelling error )  It's about 6 inches total length and firm to the touch even at the waist.  What causes this - can someone give me a reason?

anyone-have-any-idea-what-this-seed-pod-is-off

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:46

I saw a plant as described in a catalogue recently...can't remember which one though . I noticed it because a few places round here have the plant and the seed pods are exactly as pictured.  The plant looks a bit like areally big sansivarious (?) - mother-in-law s tongue, with long stems. The catalogue identified it as Phornium, so I think Patty is spot on.  

wee-pond

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:33

Thanks everyone. I hope to have the pond ready for spring.  I will wait in hopes for hopping visitors

wee-pond

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 16:46

Haisie - have you tried your local freegle or free cycle ?  You could put in a"wanted" ad. You never know.  I went to our local "Steptoes"  yard and he had an old metal hip bath and a big round metal bowl.....lying open to the elements (and had been for some time) and he wanted £50!  Each !    I'm just gonna dig a hole and line it.  You could do the same with a small wall to make the edge higher and include your ramp. 

wee-pond

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 15:09

As I said above, I am thinking of adding a (very) small pond in my garden.....my question is......how on earth do frogs, toads etc find it?   I live in a town on the east coast of Scotland and unless the wildlife can read google maps, I cannot see how they'll know it's there!     I've heard the expression "If you build it, they will come" ....really ??  Will I have to import frog spawn from somewhere else?   Also, what is the smallest pond I'll need if I want frogs etc?  

Probably more questions will follow.

wee-holes-in-sand

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 15:45

Have watched.....look like elongated thin bees/wasps.  Like hover flies?  Watched one drag a beetle of some sort into a hole backwards. Didn't have camera or phone for pic. I will persevere.  

wee-holes-in-sand

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 13:43

Lol.  I'll keep a watch to see if it's bees. Thanks.

wee-holes-in-sand

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 17:40

On wandering through my garden today,I spotted these holes.  They are in a narrow border which is covered with slates - no sand nearby.  Can anyone tell me what they are and are they friend or foe?


 There are lots of them all over the border. 

Thanks.

Discussions started by Little weeeed

Larvae in my pond

Good or bad? 
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Sarracenia Purpurea

Overfed ? 
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Can someone tell me what Pupa this is

Good for garden or not 
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hairy-compost

fur on compost 
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final-cucumber-

has waisted 
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Last Post: 23/08/2013 at 19:22

wee-pond

Thinking about it. 
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Last Post: 04/10/2013 at 11:16

wee-holes-in-sand

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Compost in containers

use it or lose it-?  
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Strawberries and blackfly

Grrr 
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Last Post: 11/07/2013 at 16:11

Good or Evil

Bug Identity? 
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Sambucca

Can i move it?  
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