Latest posts by SwissSue

Talkback: Territorial garden birds

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 08:15

Here it's the sparrows that drive everyone away, there are dozens of them and they are eating us out of house and home! A couple of blackbirds and some blue tits came when we started putting out the bird food (fat balls and several feeders) but they have all given up and disappeared. Got nothing against sparrows as such, but so many!

Hi I have this plant. Can anyone tell me what name is it? The plant seems to b

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 08:04

Hi dexterlancer, to me it looks like a Rose of Jerico or Resurrection plant, but I could be wrong. See if this link is any use:


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 16:52

My condolences, fidgetbones, sorry to hear your news!

Talkback: Common daisy

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 12:06
nutcutlet wrote (see)

If it wasn't for the daisies, clover, dandelions and their relatives, and all the other volunteers out there, I wouldn't have a 'lawn' in summer. 

I second that!

Evil foxes/cats

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 15:44

Get a dog, Jimbo, preferably a terrier!

Wishes and resolutions

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:09

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.

I hope I was missed?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 21:35

Bill, very sorry to hear that, you must be devasted! Glad your brother put his foot down and you are now warm. Best wishes and take care.

Path idea, my pathway for a great garden design

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 19:48

I think he's in France somewhere, Verdun, don't think any of us would buy anything from him. But he does have some good ideas that some might find useful.

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 08:29

Definitely knotweed, del. Perhaps I should clarify that I live in Switzerland and our waste disposal is different to yours. We do not have landfills here, only large incineration plants where all household rubbish except recyclables such as PET, newspapers, glass, etc. is burned in huge furnaces.

Ours crept across from neighbour who had bought it as a small plant. Sale of JN is now forbidden and there have been warnings to get rid.


Posted: 25/12/2013 at 08:21

Merry Christmas everyone, have a fab day!

Don't post much but enjoy all the banter and the many gardening tips, have learnt a lot, so thanks to all the knowledgable Forkers out there!

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Overwintering Cannas

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