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Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 12:41

I've had reasonable success in the past by spreading coffee grounds (wich also seemed to help deter slugs), citrus peel and placing moth balls in an old milk carton with a few holes in - seems they don't like strong smells!

The other trick my granny used to advise was to spray them with water - ok if you see them about, but not so good at night!

trimming rhododenrons

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 12:37


I was lucky enough to speak to a member of the Scottish Rhododendron Society at Gardening Scotland who advised me to prune after flowering, and to do it over a three year period, i.e. a third each year - this gives new growth a chance to get going and still gives some lovely flowers each year!

I did my first prune last year, and still got a great amount of flowers - if the rain stops for a while, i'm hoping to get this years done!

Poorly Gloriosa Lily

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 12:34


Not sure i can help exactly, but i keep mine in a conservatory with a pretty constant temp during the day, and then bit cooler at night - had lovely flowers last years, although this year it is a bit slower growing. i keep the soil just damp and feed every 2 weeks!

Based on the weather we've been having it may be that it's not liking any variations in temp - especially if your greenhouse is not heated!

I hope it picks up as the flowers are lovely!


Posted: 22/06/2012 at 13:07

I bought one of these from a small independent nursery, and was advised to cut it back for a second flush of flowers - but they also suggested i bring it indoors or keep it in a greenhouse over the winter as they thought it might come back next year!

I can only wait and see what happens - nothing ventured nothing gained!

Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 12:27

Really lovely - i'm inspired for my own little garden now! Well done on all your hard work and effort - bet your neighbours are very jealous as i know i am!

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