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Seed Swaps

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 22:44

I'd love to give my seeds away but stamp prices don't justify the freebies.

A newbie question about seed collecting

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 22:40

They were part of this mix http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=013385

Some grew to 90cm, whilst some were about 60cm. The red one was next to others of similar size, and another of 90cm.

So with what you've told me they could be any size and colour ^^

A newbie question about seed collecting

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 22:03

I have some Helichrysum I'm hoping to get some seed from. But before I do I would apprechiate some answers

If I collect seed from a red flower one will the seeds collected produce red flowers? Secondly, if its a short Helichrysum will the plant produced from seed be about the same height?

cat problems

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:38
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
RubyLeaf wrote (see)
OR garden? Who puts a litter tray in their garden? I've never read such a daft thing. Also why do you think its a good idea to put cats on a lead? They're not a pack animal. Not every cat is going to "enjoy" being on a lead. You cannot fully train a cat like a dog. Cats love to wonder. They're not going to trot all the way back to your own garden to do toilet business in a litter tray or in the garden.

I'm just a little angry how you think cats can be treated like dogs. I can only assume you're as angry with have had cats do their pooping and what not in your garden. If so I'm sorry to hear that. My nan had trouble with cats digging up her bulbs =/. I hope you, and all others find better and more practical solutions though

 

Perfectly reasonable thing to do - when we had cats that's what we did.  We had a large shallow  container of dry builders' sand in the open lean-to where the logs were stored - it stayed dry and was accessible to our cats whenever they were outside and they used it.  

Our neighbours said that our cats did not use their gardens and they certainly did not use my flower beds or veg garden.  The sand was changed regularly and it was no bother.  It would be helpful if all cat owners did a similar thing and encouraged their cats to use it.  

By their nature it might not prevent cats from occasionally pooping elsewhere, but it helps control the problem if they know of somewhere suitable outside that they can use, just as they use the cat litter indoors. 

 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

If they're empty cover them with a boards, slates, tiles etc for the moment.  When they're full of plants and well watered the cats won't be interested in them. 

Yup. My cats always try to find an empty spot in the soil. Also I think cats dislike gravel.

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 11:36
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

I'd urge anyone with a cat problem to contact Jessica - I don;t expect it will solve the problem but at least it might make cat owners think about their responsibilities.

If cat owners claim their cats are wild animals - fine, they need to be controlled and licensed.  If the cats are domestic pets - take responsibility for them - train them to use litter trays in your house or garden and take them for walks on leads.  These days it is a myth to suggest that the domestic cat needs to roam free.  Cats are the ultimate "no responsibilty" pets.  Why do non cat owners have to expend good money on "cat deterrents" ...........come on Gardeners and wildlife lovers.....get a grip.............it is not your responsibility.

OR garden? Who puts a litter tray in their garden? I've never read such a daft thing. Also why do you think its a good idea to put cats on a lead? They're not a pack animal. Not every cat is going to "enjoy" being on a lead. You cannot fully train a cat like a dog. Cats love to wonder. They're not going to trot all the way back to your own garden to do toilet business in a litter tray or in the garden.

I'm just a little angry how you think cats can be treated like dogs. I can only assume you're as angry with have had cats do their pooping and what not in your garden. If so I'm sorry to hear that. My nan had trouble with cats digging up her bulbs =/. I hope you, and all others find better and more practical solutions though

 

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 11:11

ITs certainly the wettest winter that I've known. But since its such a mild winter (2nd of Feb and no lasting ice!) maybe we'll be getting that early spring? I sure hope so!

Where will I put them all?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 11:08

Yikes, glad I saw this thread. Was tempted to buy a purple berry shrub from them (and get 2 others free in the process). Now I know its quanity over quality. Thankfully never ordered shrubs from them.

Thanks for the heads up guys

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 00:44

Thanks Clarington, I'll keep an eye out ^_^

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:52

Thanks for the advice people! Never thought to use a weedkiller. I will definatly follow your advice

Clarington can you link me this product if possible? I would like to check if its okay to use with pets (I have 2 cats).

Speaking of the rain, my lawn may not be a pool but its certainly boggy :S I do hope we get an early spring with this very wet winter.

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 00:04

The bleeders have spread across half of our small lawn, and pulling each one up seems to be a never ending battle. Plus if I miss part of it it could still come back right? What should I do? I've heard people say to dig affected parts of the lawn up, but doing this before Spring will result in an ugly patchy lawn.

Even if I am to do that do I just buy grass seed? Help ^_^;

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Callicarpa profusion flowers

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Buy or make a raised pond

 
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