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Latest posts by sterelitza

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 10:57
Get out there now folks, here in west Wales its been vile!! BUT today Mr Sunshine is back for a few days. Going out now to clear leaves etc and finish planting bulbs. Glad now that I cut the grass on Guy Fawkes day, its still growing though!! Need to brush all the paths and clear all dead growth from borders. So much to do..... So little time...... Before the next deluge!!!!!


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:56
thanks Verdun, I will give your method a go.

Talkback: Hibernating ladybirds

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 08:31
Thanks for all the information, I often wonder where these pretty and useful little creatures vanish to in the winter. I will treat them kindly in future and try to find a space in the shed for them. Should I just leave them on the workbench to find their own cosy corner to sleep in and will the spiders already in residence leave them alone?


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:15
Hi, can anyone suggest a good way to take cuttings from heather. I would like more plants from a very pretty one which is now starting to bloom. Its in a pot and I am reluctant to take pieces off in case it pouts. Thanks

Talkback: Hibernating ladybirds

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:03
Hi, we had a really sunny day here in Carmarthenshire last week which showed up how dirty the windows were, I decided to go outside to clean them, I saw several ladybirds on the window frames, they were more orange than red and I wondered what they were doing just basking in the sun.

How do I get rid of Ivy from the rockery?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 10:12
Hi everyone and thanks for your suggestions. Sorry its taken so long to post back on this one, doesn't time fly?! The Ivy is still there and I am ready to tackle getting rid of it once again. I shall let you know what success I have - if any.

Talkback: Magpies

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 05:42
Its the nature of the beast... I nearly said pest!

Talkback: Snakes in the garden

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 07:03
Do grass snakes eat snails. I found lots of empty snail shells near my dalek compost bin and wondered what had caused this.

Pink tools

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 06:35

I got some from Tesco, they are so easy to find in the garden as pink shows up whereas green or black are not as easy to see if you mislay them, the quality is not up to much but all my small garden tools used to get lost anyway.... 

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:25
Hi, I find that I have to remove the keys from my car ignition to remove shopping etc as my car locks itself, even if the keys are in the ignition. Even when putting fuel in as well... my point is that many clothes do not have pockets which makes keeping keys safe and accessible difficult when you have your hands full... any suggestions? I am always loosing my pruners in the garden too I dont know where they go as I have had to replace so many and never found the ones I lost.. does anyone know where they could have gone??

Discussions started by sterelitza

Talkback: Phormium mealybug

I have several different varieties of Phormium in my garden. Recently when some of them were being trimmed back I noticed mealybug at the b... 
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Last Post: 05/12/2014 at 06:16

mozzies in the garden

clouds of mozzies in November 
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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 18:19


Taking Cuttings 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 18:01

Talkback: Hibernating ladybirds

Hi, we had a really sunny day here in Carmarthenshire last week which showed up how dirty the windows were, I decided to go outside to clean... 
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Last Post: 07/11/2014 at 17:16

Different colour flowers on one plant

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Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 19:53

Different colour flowers on one plant

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Advice on slug free plants

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Last Post: 18/04/2013 at 08:59

How do I get rid of Ivy from the rockery?

Ivy rooting everywhere 
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Last Post: 10/10/2014 at 10:12

Seed pods on New Zealand Flax

Help please 
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Rust on my Hollyhocks 
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Growing from seed

New Zealand Flax  
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Talkback: Growing species tulips

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