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Posted: 11/08/2015 at 11:50

Unfortunately we don't have a shotgun, only an air rifle which is ok for vermin, but wouldn't like to use it on rabbits.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 11:49

Great fun! You see so much more than with just looking at them, insects are scary!

 This is my jumper, it doesn't look at all hairy, I love this lens.

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 11:44

I thought the same Dove, just put a lemon drizzle cake and banana loaf in the oven.

Nut must be back by early afternoon, wonder if any were leftovers.


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 11:43

Where do you live Gerry,  down here, in Devon, they have eaten loads of stuff in my garden, it's bare in places, the only upside is that I go out each day, pick up the many piles of dropping for the compost bins.

the farmers haven't been out shooting for a couple of years so now over populated again leading to sickly and diseased ones.

You will have to change your plants to ones they don't like.

I am making a list and have started seeds for next years rabbit proof plants.

Potential jam??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:16

I think they are Sloes DD. you add them to Gin, for nice flavour.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:12

Those are two of my most hated places here, won't catch me in either. Twice I have been to Exeter and caught up in bomb scares and Barnstables a nightmare.

i have ready:



Meadow Sweet

White Aquilegia

White Aconitum (saving some for Hostafan)

Dark blue tall Aquilegia

Yellow tall Aquilegia

and the unopened packets I mentioned before.

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:04

I hope we see some photos of the scones

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:58

The advise I would give, as I always do, is cut those bushes down by at least half, that thin wispy growth is no good at all, if you want a hedge, growing right from the ground you have to cut then back, taking tops off will not work. Those around the front, bordering the road will have to be cut down as far as that little light green shrub on the corner. If you look at the start of this thread you will see by Befuddleds trees.

unless you want it like that of course.

i can't believe people are paying this price for Laurel, you would be far better off buying these plants at 2 ft tall and just pinching the top 2inches out, 

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:48

I bought a very cheap macro lens for my iPad, just to try, only about 5.00,

the top pic is a Cosmos, the second a tiny flower from a Pelagonium head.

i may now buy a better quality one. 

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:31

Thanks for the tip, sounds good.

Discussions started by Lyn

Seed ID please

Any ideas 
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Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
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Last Post: 16/10/2015 at 08:18

Insect ID please

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Last Post: 07/09/2015 at 15:50

Seed head ID Please

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 23:03

How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Last Post: 18/08/2015 at 12:18

Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 17:41

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 16:32

Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 07:42

ID. Please

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Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 19:41

Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 12:47

Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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Mirabilis Longiflora

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