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My wee garden!

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:50

Looks fantastic, lovely boxer!

Fuzzy Lillies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:18

Thanks for link, very informative!  You think that I could put a cloche over it and release some ladybirds?

Ants eating pansies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:43

Thanks Dave will have a look out for slugs and snails. do you have any tips for keeping them away?


Ants eating pansies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:49

Could ants be eating my pansies? The are in a bed next to ant nest, and I just noticed one plant in particular is full of holes and wondered if it was the ants?


Fuzzy Lillies

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:41

Hello hope someone can offer a bit of advice. I planted these last year. Very chuffed as they have multiplied However as you can see the ones on the right have some kind of fuzz on the buds. They had it last year and flowered ok. I am wondering though if this is something harmful. It hasn't affected the others.

Would love a bit of advice, don't want to leave them there and its something bad and affects the others

Thanks in advance!  

Mother -in-law tongue flower

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:31

wow that's fantastic! I had no idea they flowered. I got one recently,  was too big for the pot so I split it and now have four! My grandmother had one, it was and will always be referred to as Ellen's Tongue in my house! :0)

moving to scotland

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 07:47

Hi twinkletoes,

I live in Ayr,  moved here 2 years ago and just got my first proper garden. Ayrshire is a great place to live and we benefit from the gulf steam, so we have a milder climate than other parts of Scotland.


Not much else I can add i think jeannie has covered it all!  


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 11:04

Aw this gave me a good chuckle this morning! Can't imagine how this would possibly work. Visions of a cat warden lurking in the bushes, catching cats doing their business where they shouldn't, chasing them through peoples gardens, to capture them and identify owner. Ridiculous!

If you don't wants cats in the garden get a dog, or borrow one for a while until cats learn.

I would be more interested in encouraging horse riders to scoop the mammoth messes they leave behind in the parks and roads near me!


Ideas for a small, low maintenance garden (almost from scratch)

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 22:24

Hi Clare, I too am new to gardening so can't offer as much help as others on the forum. But here goes...With regard to the soil I had the same problem, lots of stones, I bought a sieve and painstackingly sifted out most of the stones, the soil is much better and once you start planting it will help the soil. I threw in some annuals, mainly french marigolds this year to get it going. it is a big job, a backbreaker and you will have a problem with what to do with the stones.

I notice you have a lot of containers so you can fill these up while you sort out the soil.

Good luck!

Ps Love you dog!

As for the climbers I like jasmine or honeysuckle as they give off a great fragrance.

Damaged lawn from animal activity

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:49

Can't offer much help on the first 2 questions but I have heard that adding tomato sauce to your dogs diet will help. Not actually tried this myself as my lawn is predominately weeds and I am hoping my dogs can earn their keep but killing off the weeds!

I would check with your vet before adding it to their diet tho just in case. What kind of dogs do you have?

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