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Fox poo

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 22:06

Agree with Waterbutts, foxes foul in prominent locations to mark their territory, so on your doorstep is undoubtedly a fox. I've heard tiger poo works wonders, (sorry to suggest yet another foul deposit for your doorstep) apparently you can pick it up from the zoo if you've got one nearby. Alternatively, the DIY stores stock sensor controlled spray devices, that will squirt anything that approaches with water- might be easier to get hold of than Tiger poop!

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 21:32

Greaat- many thanks

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 14:57

Many thanks for the advice Dove, Bob and everyone.

I've had a another look, have spotted a few vine weevils so it must be them. Alongside the bed the above pants are in, is my neighbours privet which is about 2 metres high and a good 3 or 4 in length- all chewed in a similar way, so there must be loads of them. Dove, are the nematodes suitable for using in the ground? Much of the vine weevil treatments/ advice, seem to be about using on pots.

 

Bookmarking threads

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 14:47

Yes, it'd be really useful to be able to bookmark things for later reference. I often see tips/ advice that might not be relevant for me at the time, or something that I think I’ll do next year, but then forget about it, and that's the thing- if I remembered I could search for it, but in these days of information overload my memory is getting shorter. I'm sure this causes many of us to ask questions that have already been asked previously by others.

There’s so much knowledge and expertise on this forum, it would be lovey to be able to use it to best effect and build one’s own scrapbook of top tips!

 

Bookmarking threads

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 23:36

I've noticed we can scrapbook many areas of the site, but not specific threads; within "My Posts" this only includes those I have started or responded to.

I often come across threads that provide useful information I'd like a way to bookmark them, by at the moment it seems without the scrapbook facility available on the forums, I can only do this be replying to a thread. I don't want to just cause excess traffic by needlessly "pinging" threads.

Can we have a bookmark option or have the scrapbook options added within forum threads please?

 

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 15:44

Planting in instant gardens tend to be on the large size and closely planted to fill the space. having had to move a few things that went in small which have subsequently got much bigger, quicker than anticipated (I know it gives av size on the label, but to be honest, sometimes I just shove things in where I want them at the time!), the on-going evaluating and tweaking, moving things and improving is part of the relationship I have with my garden, and it's that which has grown over the years that make me get up in the morning at the weekend looking forward to spending time out there. It just wouldn't be the same if it was instant and someone else's work (not that I would mind an extra pair of hands form time to time).

planted tulips now, is this OK?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 15:25

thanks for the advice all

planted tulips now, is this OK?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 08:09

Many thanks for your advice, thankfully just 3 pots with tulips so I'll hold off doing any more until November and keep my fingers crossed we don't get too much rain!

I suppose I could put the pots in the cellar for a couple of weeks to hold them back.

 

planted tulips now, is this OK?

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 20:58

I've spent the afternoon refreshing my pots, fresh bulb compost and some new tulip bulbs. was feeling really pleased with what I'd done until I saw the "what to do now" section.... it recommends buying tulips now but hold off planting until November!

I guess there won't be much harm done, unless they start trying to grown now. is there any other reason not to plant until November?

 

Planting garlic

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 18:17

Hi,

Noticed Monty planting garlic on Friday, as well as some fellow allotmenteers (more experienced than me though!) planting garlic recently. Just browsing a few websites looking at which bulbs to buy so I can order and get mine in the ground asap, and noticed a website selling "Garlic Marco" recommending it's planted in March for harvest that August. Is it just certain varieties that need a cold snap to form cloves, should all garlic be planted about now or can some varieties be planted in spring?

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fruit cage advice please

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What's been eating my shrubs?

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