philippa smith2

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Name that poo!

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 19:17

I suspect the above ID's are correct but don't dismiss the Hedghog simply by the size of the faeces.  They are usually obvious but they can produce remarkably small deposits

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 19:04

Hedgehogs still happily feeding here ( SW UK ) although the number of animals has reduced in the last couple of months.

Depends where you are located of course but I wouldn't think it is cold enough yet to drive them into hibernation

Cape Gooseberries

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 18:53

They should really have ripened by now but if the fruit is still firm, you can pick and place them in a tray lined with paper and leave in a warm(ish) room.

Remember to check them on a regular basis to ensure that they are not splitting/rotting.

Native or Non Native ?

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 18:46

A list if you can Onopordum and timings if possible ? Thanks

Native or Non Native ?

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 17:42

Just old I think B3 - but obviously wiser and more experienced than Young French Beans

Native or Non Native ?

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 15:49

I'd be very interested if you were able to remember which ones Hogweed - I'm guessing our "English" Oak would be .....perhaps Beech too ?


Posted: 24/10/2016 at 18:09

Your neighbour is not alone KT3 - the cats DO crap on/through the netting.  The only thing I ever caught was a sparrow - first and last time with netting for me.......far too risky just for the sake of dealing with someone else's "pet"

What is this please????

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 17:45

Looks like Oenthera - Evening Primrose - usually scented flowers so have a sniff.  The basic ones are a pure yellow and strongly scented


Posted: 24/10/2016 at 16:50


Posted: 24/10/2016 at 16:13

I had the impression the OP didn't have a cat of her own ?  I'm simply saying the suggestion of getting a cat just to resolve a personal problem is not the way to go.

I still don't understand why Hosta never opted for each Cat Mention rather than each Cat Thread - no having to get up and go to work by now

Discussions started by philippa smith2

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

The Ultimate Alphabet 
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Blatant advertising

Lack of above lately 
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Last Post: 26/11/2016 at 20:41

Hazel hurdles/panels

Using these as a fence 
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Native or Non Native ?

What actually constitutes a "native species" in the UK ? 
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Last Post: 27/10/2016 at 18:41

The media

We won't show you this as it could be distressing !! 
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What constitutes a Hedge which is limited to 2 mts in height. ?  
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Last Post: 22/09/2016 at 19:42

Twisted willow

Shallow or deep rooted ? Disruptive on a boundary ?  
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Last Post: 15/09/2016 at 18:00


Trying to kill Raspberry forest 
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The "Ignore member" option 
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Last Post: 29/08/2016 at 15:18

Myths and Legends

What do we believe ? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 18:10

Humming Bird Hawk Moth

First sighting of 2016 
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Passiflora edulis

Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2016 at 18:06

Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

What camera set up ? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2016 at 18:55

Growing a Chicken

Just trying it out 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

Best present this year !!

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