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Posted: 27/02/2014 at 21:28

Thanks everyone - not that I would hope other people are blighted with them but they are in for a shock tomorrow (if it's not snowing here!) as I'm taking Fairygirls advice ad seeking out my nearest Asda to 'bulk purchase' Resolva, as they are in all my beds and I have a few.  I suspect they simply threw their seeds everywhere - war is declared!!!!!

Nice to know though that I'm not alone - lovely as they are to look at they are brutes which have to be dealt with!


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 17:33

Thanks for the helpful info Fairygirl

Any chemicals you know work?

Also I think they originally came from some dodgy turf I got last year as before that - nothing.  I'll be charitable and say that they probably came from neighbouring gardens although I've looked and nobody seems to be as affected as I am!

It's the foothold I cannot take - they look as if they are going to swallor up stuff so I'll have to do something and like you say be vigilant.



Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:43

Thanks punkdoc - have I left it too late to 'zap' them this year? 

Not keen on using chemicals but needs must unless they do damage to other plants? 

Any suggestions - I did take the flower heads off last year but they are back with avengence!!! 


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:25

Please help


Celendines - last year was bad this year it looks as if it's goig to be even worse.  Spent hours carefully weeding today but there must be an easier way to get rid of them.  Some I donlt mind but last year they stopped other things coming through/

Any suggestions would be greatfully received


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 16:38

Thanks Fred

Useful advice - could I sow in September? I want to get it started before I go on my hols!


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 15:20

Thanks busy lizzie - any particular brand you can recommend?


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:45

Last Autumn I laid a lawn under trees and in shadow a lot of the time, especially this time of year - I did research (badly as it happens) the kind of turf to lay.  I used the internet and was duped!

I discovered the turf had been grown on a plastic lace - which I did not discovered until too late to do anything about.  To be fair part of the lawn in OK sh and with care and a feed is not too bad and I can live with, but the largest area under the trees is now bare - no grass at all!  I've cut out the plastic and now want to 'seed' it - any suggestions from anyone as to what kind of seed and more to the point - when can I do it?

birds flying into windows

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 10:34

Hi Welshonion


We have 2 sets of bi-folds either side of the kitchen, but they are not opposite one another - one on the side we have bird feeders etc., but the other is open to the garden and has a much more open approach.  We thought it might be the youngsters who are trying to get to the other side of our kitchen!   Hate net curtains as they will obscure the wonderful view of the garden but thanks for the suggestion anyway.


birds flying into windows

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 10:06


Large doors looking out into the garden - great, but this year especially,  birds are flying into them on a more regular basis, sometimes fatally which is very sad for us.  So has anyone found something which works and doesn't offend the eye when looking out.  Friends have disc things but I find them distracting when looking out.  I do leave the doors as dirty as I can to deter this - help!!

holly tree

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:53

Thanks for the info - looks like I panicked!

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