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Cheap seeds

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 11:11

does anyone know where I can get Bush Courgettes please...  Has anyhone grown these?

Plants between concrete path and wall

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:35

When we were in Porthleven, Cornwall last year we saw some really pretty pink daisy looking plants growing in the walls and paths and I have been looking for some for our rockery but we have no idea what they are called.. Does anyone in Cornwall have an idea please? 

Cheap seeds

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:30

Mother in law and I raid out local Horticultural Society for discounted seeds and gardening goodies!


Posted: 04/01/2013 at 17:19

I hope not!


Posted: 04/01/2013 at 15:44

oh no... I dont want an invasion.,... its bad enough with the squirrels

Broad beans again

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 10:19

thank you, I will go and sort them out this morning.

Broad beans again

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 10:10

so should I uncover them then and let them harden off properly. is it too late.. 


Posted: 04/01/2013 at 10:08

thanks so much for that advice.. we do have a lot of pots at the end of the garden now and I think they are running back forwards to the stream across the neighbours garden, or they could have a nest nearby... we have only seen one so far, hopefully there isnt a family of them, we wont know if its the same one or others unless we catch one and "mark it".  I did tell my husband not to put too much food down at once.... all we need is rabbits and deer - its a bit like Snow Whites Garden sometimes.


Posted: 04/01/2013 at 09:26

we have got seed and fat balls out for the birds and we have a number of regular visitors feeding, also a couple of squirrels which we dont mind but lately we have noticed a brown rat, about the size of a small guinea pig darting in and out amongst the pots at the bottom of the garden... we have a small stream nearby and wondered if it has come from there... Do we need to do anything about it... i.e. informing local authorities or a trap for it... I feel its a normal part of life for wildlife but I dont want it coming near the house..does anyone have any ideas on what to do... We dont want to stop feeding the birds so are careful what we put down but rats can climb up anything apparently - not sure what they do actually they eat seed and peanuts?

Broad beans again

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 09:20

I planted my autumn beans and they grew about 3" outside in a raised bed, then the last couple of months I have covered them up with a cloche and fleece but they seem to be eaten by something.  Does anyone know what could be eating them and what I can do, will they be able to be saved?... the leaves are being nibbled not the stalks and they are about 6" high now. This is the first time I have done any winter planting so hope I have done the right thing in planting them out.  The blinking squirrels seem to be eating all my bulbs too even though they are covered in netting.

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