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What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:38

OK - I've just been out and taken new photos, it's absolutely pouring with rain so excuse the fuzzy bits but you should get the general idea (if it works).


What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:33

OK, so the file is a .jpg and is 762 kb and it loads into another forum that I use but not this one which is most frustrating!!!  The other forum is nothing to do with plants so that's not going to help!

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:17

OK, I'll give it a go, cheers!

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 10:50

I had intended to put a photo on here but unfortunately I keep getting an error message so just ignore this thread - sorry!

The error message is to do with runtime errors - can anyone help?

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 12:07

Yippee, we've had some decent rain at last - and a fairly mediocre storm which whipped along the coast just to the south of us.

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 11:27

By the way, we're still waiting for thunderstorms down here (Sompting, W. Sx) and we could do with a bit more rain please!

It's hot again today (Sat)

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:43

Can you describe your 'weird looking bird'?

Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:37
obelixx wrote (see)

My cats and dogs always seem to prefer the ornamentals I cultivate for display rather thatn the couch grass I could do with help getting rid of. 

They like hakonechloa, new shoots on miscanthus and so on.  Hasn't harmed them yet.

Why do they always go for the good stuff?  

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 09:40
Steve Worthing wrote (see)

 Glue a old pot saucer  on the bottom (also drill a few small drainage holes in it) Then they can throw the seeds about in that and not on the ground. I also protect mine from the pidgeons as they tend to eat all the seeds and break off the saucer.



 We did this with one of our feeders but now the pigeons have learnt to perch right on the edge of it and they're so greedy.  I like your idea of mesh around the outside though - I'll try that next.

Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 09:35

Just wondering whether Hakonechloa is poisonus to dogs - my new GSD keeps eating it.  I know that, as a rule, dogs do know wha's good for them but this is the first one I've had that likes ornamental grasses!  I've now got to devise a way to keep him away from it.

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