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Latest posts by SwissSue

Miniature Fruit Trees

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 05:25

Mmmm, that's a shame Fidget. I'm lucky, we only have red squirrels and they stay in the woods. Must be real pest in the UK, cute though they are!

Miniature Fruit Trees

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 17:30

I have an apricot in a 50cm pot which I planted last autumn. It was covered in blossoms, but unfortunately the lousy spring didn't bring any bees or other insects to pollinate them and I forgot to do it by hand, so only have 2 apricots. Hope to get more next year.

I think a 15" pot is way too small and not watering enough doesn't help either. Try replanting them in bigger pots in a mixture of John Innes 3 and some garden soil (mole heaps would be great if you have any nearby). I think you just have to give them time to establish themselves properly.

plant/weed

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 17:23

Don't know what it is, but weeds are plants too, you know!

more mystery plants to be identified

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 17:21

L are poppies! M looks like a nasturtium.

Feline Invaders.....AKA Cats

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 06:17

You've got a problem mate, perhaps you should see a doctor!

our bitch is ruining the lawn .... any ideas?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 19:27
little-ann wrote (see)

take it for a walk to do what it needs to do

In fact, take it for several walks, she can't want to pee every 5 minutes! If an accident occurs, do as Gardening Grandma said, pour a bucket of water over it immediately.

Feline Invaders.....AKA Cats

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 19:05

"always get the standard answer, that cats are wild animals and therefore cannot be trained". I'm afraid they're right, Justin, whether you like it or not. Experts will tell you the same. Try soaking teabags in diluted Jeyes Fluid and spread them around the garden, lightly covered with soil. Should work, if not, take it easy and get a cat yourself, it will chase the others away and also give you much pleasure!

Sunflower Assist

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 10:15

Not a question, just a passing comment. For some strange reason, sunflowers that I have sown never come to anything, but the ones the birds have spread around in winter grow beautifully!

Garden sculpture

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 10:11

Hi Cody, the sculptures are beautiful, what a clever Dad you've got, you must be very proud of him! If I lived in the UK I would have loved one!

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 10:08

Get a reinforced one that won't kink and it's worth spending a bit more on brass fittings. The plastic ones crack and break after a while due to UV-light and changes from hot to cold weather.

Discussions started by SwissSue

Hellebores

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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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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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Bitter beetroot

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