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Posted: 05/12/2013 at 18:30

In all the years I have been shopping with J. Parker, I can honestly say I have never had a problem, one of the lucky ones.

Talkback: Zebra spider

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 17:14

I used to hate spiders until I started gardening, don't like them in the house but put them outside.  I have the zebra spiders in the house, do make me feel cold as they jump but put them outside when I can catch them.  They don't do any harm, but think it is because they jump that people don't like them.  I hate daddy long legs, I'm afraid I woop them as they make my skin crawl, have had a load of small ones coming indoors at night at the moment.

Talkback: Clover in lawns

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 17:09

I have clover in mine, love seeing the bees feeding from it, also my rabbit loves eating it when in his run on the grass.  I also encourage dandelions as my rabbit loves the leaves, keeps them all happy.


Wild flowers not now mowed down

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 19:57

Congratulations on your award, I would love to live in the South of the country.

Slug killer on edibles advice needed

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 19:55

Hi,  I have tried all that, also Olbas Oil on T.Bags, nothing works round here, was looking at battery operated sonic sound, hoping that works.  We have so many cats here, see different one every week, I love cats but not their mess or scratching my veg patch.  I have two containers of chilli powder, thought it might make them sneeze, but to no avail, made of stronger stuff in Braintree, Essex. Thanks.

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 18:22

Braintree and Chelmsford  in Essex, Council have left the verges as they have oxeye daises, and any other wild flowers they mow around them, which is good.

Slug killer on edibles advice needed

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 18:19

I have given up with pellets, this year I have put beer into plant trays to see what happens.  Put some in the greenhouse yesterday as the slugs and snails have eaten parts of my cucmbers and peppers, I am sure the little devils still had my peppers last night, I will have to wait and see.  Trying to garden without chemicals which I have done for many years, mostly successful.

Any ideas how to stop cats scratching my veg patch?.  I have netted my plants, but they messed on the top of it, this year scratched all my carrot seeds.

Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 11:01

I grow Geraniums from seed as I collect them, sorry to say mine have always been the colour stated.  I have never seen one be one colour then change later on.  Perhaps the seeds were put in the wrong packet.  Perhaps you have grown a new variety!!!! You never know.

Favourite Gardening Books

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 10:45

I have books about Beth Chatto's Gardens, she has a beautiful place if you have not been Arthur, I live not far from it and have been many times, always something new to see each season and only £5 to get in, which is good compared to some.

Help with identifying this rapidly growing plant

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 16:34

Just looked at your picture of old stems, they look like my old stems on my Honeysuckle L.periclymenum, but leaves are smaller on mine.

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