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Darn pigeons

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 22:43

Air rifles sounds good! Not sure my neighbours would appreciate it much though  I'll give the CDs a try, anything's worth a go!

Darn pigeons

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:34

So everything in the garden is looking lovely, the roses are flowering, the clematis are out, the delphiniums amazingly haven't been eaten by slugs.  The only problem is pigeons. We had a resident pair last year, but now they seem to have multiplied with up to six pecking at the lawn. The lawn is now covered in pigeon poo, and you can't even put a picnic blanket down. My two year old loves rolling around on the grass and that's proving hazardous!  There is a lot of clover in my lawn, is that what they're after, should I put some weed killer down?

What has everyone been up to?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:14

I picked my first strawberry crop of the year. It consisted of one strawberry  but it was very tasty!

Rampant rosemary

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 20:38
Thank you for all the advice. I do have some one year old cuttings that are doing very well, so I might replace it with one of those rather than cut into the brown wood. It has been regularly clipped since I moved here two years ago, but was already too big really, I've lived with it for this long but now I'd like to see some more of my garden

Rampant rosemary

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 22:10
I've got a large rosemary that has got so big it's blocking the view of the garden from the house. Will it re-grow if I give it a very severe haircut into the brown wood? Thanks

Grey mould rife in greenhouse

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 18:29
Thanks for the advice. I'll try those suggestions and hope for the best. Fingers crossed!

Grey mould rife in greenhouse

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 23:39
Hi I haven't visited my greenhouse in a couple of weeks, but I had some Salvias bought as plugs which I had potted on and they were doing well. Today to my dismay I see that botrytis has rampaged through most of them. What is my best course of action, is it worth applying a chemical fungus fighter to try and save them or should I remove and destroy them so as not to infect the other plants? Any advice on how to stop this happening again would also be helpful, the greenhouse has an automatic vent so air does circulate on warm days. Thanks in anticipation of your responses.
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Discussions started by Passionate about perennials

Darn pigeons

Help with my pesky pigeon problem please 
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Last Post: 22/07/2013 at 07:52

Rampant rosemary

Cutting back overgrown rosemary 
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Last Post: 20/02/2013 at 20:38

Grey mould rife in greenhouse

Advice on the Botrytis in my greenhouse please 
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Last Post: 13/01/2013 at 10:23
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