Lottolearn


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Problem Bunnies

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:11

 sounds good!

Problem Bunnies

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 15:45

Thanks Ceres, very sensible and yes I agree, can't have both I guess. I've been spoilt as I have had both for three years but this year I've put a spanner in the works I guess. Try to cure one problem and cause myself another! I am going to get some of those wire mesh covers to keep the fruit covered. Hopefully bunnies will then realise no benefit in jumping up! 

Birds get thirsty too!

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:58

I leave lots of water out too at various levels. The most interesting one is the big dog bowl of water I leave mainly for the cats to drink from but a blackbird loves to come and have its daily bath there. Cats don't bother it and it's not bothered. Such a sweet sight. Water gets hot too so I need to keep changing it to keep it from being a hot bath!

Problem Bunnies

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:26

I have some raised beds that are about 18 inches high and have been fine for a number of years despite having wild bunnies running around the garden. But this year one wild bunny has decided it wants to make it it's home and has been jumping up, getting under the mesh cover and digging a hole. No idea if it's got babies, hope not, but it comes back every day and sits quietly among the strawberries - which it does eat by the way!


I've tried putting planks along the top to make it higher but it's managed to get over those, pull them off or just make a bigger hole in the mesh netting. 


I suspect the problem this year may be as I decided to fence the garden - before it was just young hedge plants. Mainly to keep out dogs which kept messing and digging, so I put up wire netting along the bottom of fence which of course means the bunnies are now enclosed. 


I'm about to make small holes in the fence to let bunnies out but not sure if that will persuade bunny to vacate raised bed. She seems so happy there but meanwhile I'm not getting any strawberries. 


Any ideas anyone, or do I just have to live with bunnies?

Curling Lupins

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 18:08

yes mistake on this forum. thanks!

Curly Lupins

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 18:07

No Rinus, no fertiliser given at all. 

Curly Lupins

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 18:06

Hi

Yes did the first post in the wrong section I think so I duplicated but couldn't see how to remove the first! Anyway, thanks for the suggestion. they are definitely not waterlogged as they are in a really good raised bed with free draining soil. Oddly my older lupins are doing much better in my clay soil elsewhere. I'll look up anthracnose. There's definitely no rotting, just the young leaves' stems go curly like a pigs tail and then die. 

 

Curly Lupins

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 17:01

I have three fairly young lupin plants that I've put into a raised bed in order to get them to grow on before I put them in their position in the flowerbed, to hopefully give them a chance from slugs etc.

They were all growing well but now the big leaves are all flopping to the ground and the small young leaf stems are curling around and then dying off. What's going on? I can't see any slugs or snails (even at night) so not sure what's getting at them. 

thanks


 

Curling Lupins

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 16:53

I have three fairly young lupin plants that I've put into a raised bed in order to get them to grow on before I put them in their position in the flowerbed, to hopefully give them a chance from slugs etc.

They were all growing well but now the big leaves are all flopping to the ground and the small young leaf stems are curling around and then dying off. What's going on? I can't see any slugs or snails (even at night) so not sure what's getting at them. 

thanks


 


 

Rudbeckia and Echinacea

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 12:06

Thanks for all these. I have some known echinacea and some known rudbeckia and they basically look the same with similar leaves.  However thanks to your helpful link I can see that the echinacea purpurea has pinkish stem bases while the rudbeckia does not. Unfortunately the echinacea white swan does not as I have some of those that are known. Hopefully I've got them all sorted now. Thanks!

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Problem Bunnies

Raised beds have been infiltrated 
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Curly Lupins

lupin leaves are curling up 
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Curling Lupins

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How do you tell them apart before they flower? 
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