Moonlit Hare

Latest posts by Moonlit Hare

Seeds as wedding favours

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 08:11
I used to work in a hotel and did a wedding once where all the ladies got lavender plants they where only a couple of inches tall and in pretty little pots painted to match the bridesmaids with ribbon around them. It looked beautiful. X

Very sick fuscia

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 08:01
My grandad always said if in doubt hack it back. Might seem drastic but if you get new growth through its what it needed. If they still die off your no worse off. You do have to be quite brave and brutal, he used to laugh at how delicate I was being and then go back when I wasn't looking and take it right back to a couple of inches! Lol

Recommend me a plant

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 07:56
I'm with Kate its lavenders every time for me. Or a rosemary bush... Not very original but I love walking past them on a warm summers evening and they seem to survive most weather. Fantastic value, even though they are a brucy bonus!

We've found the nest thief

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 07:47
Thanks peeps. The adults I know will be fine. The cats are just playing and I know that's just what cats do but it doesn't help bob and his chums. It's a big old hedge but its as tall as the house nearly. I think ill try a rambling rose . Because of the way the gardens lie back to back the cat scarer might interfere with next doors garden.... And at the end of the day that's where the cats have every right to be.

We've found the nest thief

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 14:24

We've notice over the last 3 or so weeks 4 eggs (unbroken) and 2 chick (only a day old or so) on the ground and 3 different points around the garden.

All the eggs and Chicks are from Blackbird nest, the much beloved and myself muted a few possible reasons as to why they might be found on the floor, we assumed at first it was other blackbirds trying to muscle in on that part of the garden, they can be quite territorial, working on the theory that squirrels / magpies and anything else we could think of would take them for food so why would they just be left on the grass. Ok maybe once if they where disturbed, but on 6 different occasions, and they're just the ones we know about.

Last night we caught next doors cat in the laurel up at Bobs nest (Bob is the blackbird at the back of the house to the left of the lawn!) It would seem the cat is just playing with the eggs / chicks and then just leaving them once they get bored.

We've tried to discourage cats in our garden by hissing at them and the odd squirt from the hose pipe if we are using it when they are sauntering by, but we're out at work all day and so I suppose it not  that effective.

We've just moved in so we could do with a way of discouraging all the cats without alienating the neighbours since we found them using the new bed as a litter tray

Any suggestions? ( the cheaper the better!)

what are these?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:35

I'm happy to be proved wrong but I'm with Muddyfork, we've a shed load that pop up every year at my Grannys!

Advice from the odlies :)

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:22

You're very much apperciated Marion as are all of the people on here who share their knowledge, young and old, it's good there's such a cross section of people who are willing to help each other out. I know that some of the questions I've had answered over the last week or so people just knew straight away what I was looking for and I'm guessing there where a few who where just as befuddled as I was!

Square Foot Gardening

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 08:28
Thank you for this, I'll be bobbing back to this one. I've just got a new garden .... Sorry house! and there's limited space but I'm quite keen to grow some veggies.

Lost lilac

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 08:21
Are there any shoots that have come up from it ... Or where you looking for something a bit more instant than that? I love lilac it reminds me of sitting in the tree in our front garden as a little girl reading. I've just liberated a few seedlings from my auntys garden which can from that original tree.

Advice from the odlies :)

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 08:11
Hear hear! I tap into my mum aunty and the much beloveds dad. I truly believe between the 3 of them there's nothing that can't be answered... But I suspect I've not asked any of the too tricky yet! Thew hee!

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ok to import? 
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new site

loads of ideas 
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