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Posted: 27/12/2012 at 22:09

Oh I know that, it is more that the damned dog insists on running through it like a buffoon and that takes her across the flowerbeds!


Posted: 27/12/2012 at 17:17

I was thinking more of ways to drain it a bit without using a trug!

I'm going to investigate using a syphon hose as the drain should be lower but it is 30 feet away. Syphons work on gravity and can tolerate a bit of a lift in the middle as long as the end is lower so I might be onto a winner...



Posted: 27/12/2012 at 15:57

Anyone have any sensible and not hugely expensive way of dealing with flooding? Not hugely deep but it does spread out a bit!

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 18:19
I'd be happier if the crows weren't savaging my fat balls but the blackbirds seemed to like the bits that dropped off!

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 09:50
I found the secret to enticing them in initially was mealworms and sunflower hearts.

It is almost as if they know they are the most expensive...

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 20:58

Ours mostly doesn't last long enough to get mouldy!

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 20:38

I have regular visits from loads of tits, several blackbirds, sparrows and our robin. Pigeons abound, doves visit and roving mobs of starlings appear daily.


Was somewhat surprised to see crows and a magpie robbing my fat balls earlier too!

Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 17:55

Love the work but as a vet can I please say that a regularly wormed dog is no risk to humans!


Posted: 14/10/2012 at 14:59
There is also the wonderful Beechgrove Garden which can be found on the iplayer though the series is just finishing for this year.

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 14:24
Gary, I'm vaguely insulted by the implication that I just chuck some nuts outside and hope for the best!

I have taken this garden from a featureless lawn over the last three years into as much of a bee haven as I can manage. There are bird and bug boxes and a section that I leave to its own devices. Next year I have a section set aside for wildflowers. Once I get the last bit sorted then I'll get compost bins in and a water butt.

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Buying Garden Land

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10/10 for Persistence!

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Vine Wires

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Hurry up and start spring for goodness' sake!

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This month's GW mag freebie

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Any idea what this fruit is?

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Combi shed-greenhouses

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