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Latest posts by NewBoy2

Sparrows Stripping Chard

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:47

I have the following in my garden daily

Ravens.....Magpies.....Starlings.....Thrushes....Blackbirds.....Sparrows....A Robin....Gulls....Wood Pigeons.....Street Pigeons.....and Mr Fox

I feed them bird seed and sultanas

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:44

Edd..think you have missed your true vocation.....schools inspector or crowd control at a footie match !!

Sparrows Stripping Chard

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:55

Little tinkers have attacked my well established chard so its a race for me to eat more than them

No remedy required friends


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:53

I bought 6 plastic slug traps and you 1/2 fill them with cheap beer

After 2 days there are @ 6 in each 

Try the website    

They only seem to have one with bait at the moment which I dont like  but they may still have the ones I bought in stock

Good luck

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:49



Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:43

Thanks Edd

The plants are in a conservatory and yes I have watered daily 

I will regulate the watering and put them outside during the daytime

Frosts ?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:39

Thanks Dove and fairygirl

New Pond & Related Plants

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:33

I am going to sink a small pond...4 foot by 3 foot with a depth of 1 foot more as a feature than a "working " pond

? What plants could I consider planting in and out of the water

It is a south facing garden and just in front of the house and sheltered on one side by a 2 foot tall couple of perennial plants


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:30


Some of my plants have started to show raised spots on the central leaves like braille

They appear to be healthy despite this 

? Any thoughts please

Frosts ?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:28


? When is it " Generally "agreed that the threat of frosts has gone and its safe to plant out

I have followed the dates on seed packets and lost courgettes , tomatillos and caulis


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