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?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29049.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 There are lots of them all over the border. 

Thanks.

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final-cucumber-

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