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Rats in the compost

Posted: Yesterday at 09:31

The size of the "poo" you described as 2 inches long sounds a bit too large for rat poo, because of this size it sound more like hedgehog droppings.Have you actually seen any rats? The must be huge according to their droppings???

Help to identify plant

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:17

It is a perennial Primula obconica.

The cooler the room the longer last the flowers,

keep it moist but not wet.

Can cause allergies

Can you help id a plant I've been given?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 20:15

It looks like a Tradescantia, but be careful - they can be very invasive if plantaed in the ground.

I have one (with amazing blue flowers) in a big pot.

Cuttings from Lilac/Syringa

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 06:43

Thank you very much - I will try both ways!

Cuttings from Lilac/Syringa

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:03


does anyone know how to take cuttings from a Lilac?

I don't really know whether it's possible or not. My neighbour has a lovely white syringa and I would love to have a cutting from this bush.

And what wolud be the best time to take one?



Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:19

OOPs, they might be celandines.... so no solution??????????

I would love Lilly of the valley....

Cats in the graden

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:17

To daituom:

I have TWO cats and they don't keep the neighbours cats ( 6!!!) away - they became friends!!!!!!!!!!!!

They all enjoy sunbathing together (if the sun is shining)

I have just given up, I let some ground in a corner for the cats, clean it from time to time and dig it over.

The cats don't use the other beds so much any more.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:39

I have lots of arconites in my flower beds.

I have tried to dig them out last year but they always come back. What would be the best way to eliminate them?

Is there any special ( insectfriendly) weed killer?

Although I don't like weed killers - I just can't be digging for days and days....

Please help..............

Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 17:53
What a lovely story! I'm glad you rescued the bumble bee - every single one counts! We need them!

Cats in the graden

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 22:13

I tried Lemon oil on teabags - it seems to work. The oil is not poisonous and would not harm the cats or the plants.

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Cuttings from Lilac/Syringa

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I have lots and lots of arconites in my flower beds 
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Rosmary bush

rosmary bush is getting brown an crumbly, all the leaves/needles are falling off. 
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Moving Black currant bush

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How can I get rid of ants in my compost bin? 
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