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This year's lodgers

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:37

I was pleased to see a nesting moorhen after a gap of a couple of years. I missed the black cotton wool balls. They're not good parents at all. They take the kids on cross country walks, desert them in the road if a car comes by, it's a wonder they aren't extinct.

The bats are roosting in one of the south facing dormers. This didn't go well last year as a nursery roost, there's not much space and it gets extremely hot. On the first fairly warm day they were hanging out under the eaves in day time. I fear some of the babies may have cooked.

I told them, but they didn't listen. They can have the entire roof space if the go in via the barge boards on the ends of the house. It's what they did for years previously.

I shall await developments


Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:24

All my plants are now on the next leg of their journey.

Truly evil weevil

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:35

There could be 2 different things here. Something eating the roots. Then worms pulling down the leaves as the lie on the surface

Twigs from lidl.....what are they?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:14

I'd need a closer look at the leaves but willow is something that would do that

Possible garden shrub help

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 09:55

The advantage of choisya is that it's good and shiny all year. Some of the best flowering shrubs have nothing to offer for the rest of the year

Dying sumac?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 09:47

Are they your trees Izzy? 

It doesn't sound good, once things start leaning and dying back it's just a matter of time

If they're yours you could cut them back to  good wood and see what happens. What happens may be suckering which is good or bad depending on how you view it. 

Stags Horn Sumach vs House Foundations

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 09:41

You may have been advised to keep them in pots so they couldn't sucker which can be a pain in the orifice rather than a danger to foundations.

My opinion is that the sumach isn't bit enough at the top, to have big enough roots to damage foiundations.

Small tree for front garden

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:54

Weeping willow is any willow with a drooping habit. Have you got Kilmarnock?

Seed swap

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:52

The swap season will be coming round again soon. 

Red currants

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 23:05

I'll bump this one up for you but not my area of expertise, sorry

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bee success

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