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Talkback: Cats in the garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 12:56


I tHink its awful that you are a 'Dog Hater' and tar all us dog lovers with the same brush.............I have three small jack russels - beautiful dogs, and great company. I and my family always clean up after our dogs but you will always get the ones that dont - thats life I'm afraid and the  local councils should do more to enforce it. But Cats............they are left to wander at their leisure destroying peoples pride and joy, messing all over other folks gardens - its a disgrace. How do you know your cat always comes home to use the litter tray ? does it need the toilet and think ''ooh must get home and use the litter tray I won't do it in someone elses garden?'' Don't be so naive.....of course when your cats out and about and it needs to do its business it will do it wherever it wants to the outrage and upset of one of your neighbours...its disgusting. At least I know my dogs are in the house and when they are out they are with a member of my family who cleans up after them...............the next time my neighbours cat does anything in my garden I am going to politely parcel it up and hand it to her with a sweet smile on my face.............if people started doing this to you and you were faced with a parcel of your cats disgusting mess you might think twice about letting it wander your neighbourhood at leisure  and destroying everyones hard work and their pleasure, not to mention the poor kids that stand and fall into it or even worse, dig up what your 'pet' has left them in their word..............DISGUSTING!!!

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 10:19

Hi again everyoneo  - after getting the shed secure and no further break-ins since, look what I have won in a competition in another great magazine (Amateur Gardening :0 ) I subscribe to.......

Oh dear,, sorry the copy of the post wont upload. Basically I have won ..............

<span class="messageBody" data-ft="{"type":3}">So we have a winner of our Sterling competition! Big congratulations to Lesley Hirst! You've won yourself a gardening security set worth £50! Remember, if you weren't lucky this time, we are giving tickets away to <a href="" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank"></a> in this week's comp! Check our Facebook for details on how to enter!


Posted: 26/04/2012 at 07:47

Would also love to grow blackberries - does anyone know of a good variety? thank you


Posted: 26/04/2012 at 05:43

Thank you Koalagirl,

TeeGee - my pot is approx 40 inches in diameter - oh dear, is it too late to move some of them to another pot ?


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 22:25
Oh I see, and there's me thinking I would. E eating home grown strawbs in the summer. I'll see what other replies i get and see if everyone is of the same opinion. Seems odd that you ha e to pull them off and wait another whole year for fruit ;/ thankyou souch Italophile

Talkback: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - herbs for wildlife

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:11
I woh the varying heights and spreads and whgo about this wituld like to plant a herb do I go about this with he varying heights and spreads of the different plants?
Also where would I buy good quality seed for all the above mentioned plant types?
Thank you xx


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:06

Hi everyone,

This is my first ever attempt at growing strawberries and I have a few white flowers that have opened over the past couple of neighbour has told me to cut the flowers off just under the base of the flower with scissors to get more strawberries.........eeeeek!!

I have them growing in a big whicker tub, about 8 plants in all - I dont necessarily want to cut them off - is she right in telling me to do this????

My mum said I wont get any strawberries if I do this??

All help appreciated xx

What to do!!

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:01

Hi Yvonne, I would also like to say that I don't have very much knowledge of plants and am re-designing my side garden.......the folks on here have been brilliant in reccommending and advising me so make it your one stop shop if you need anything..........we definately aren't judgemental and are interested in helping everybody. There are some very knowledgeable people on here and I am in awe of them, I wish I was as knowledgeable but I am getting there slowly but surely. I was advised to do one project at a time and that is my mantra going forward...........Rome wasn't built in a day and yes I am still making mistakes but that's part of the learning and enjoyment of are very lucky to have a grenhouse.I am also on the lookout for one

Good luck with the garden and it would be nice to se a few photos as you go along

Take care

Lesley xx

Talkback: Tulips

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 15:47
Hi James, I'm so glad you posted this as the exact same thing has happened, to our potted tulips.
I never forget to water them so must be another reason for mine.............I planted 12 of the exact same variety in one pot, can't remember the name,they were a very beautiful, striking, dark purple. They have all come through now however 4 of them have turned a lovely yellowy/creme colour and these cream ones are half the size of the purple ones??????? Any ideas why this might have happened

A few snow shots taken in the garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 11:13

Gorgrous pictures x

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Roses - please help if you can.....

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