The Manic Slughunter:)

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Russian Vine....

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 08:17

Lol I don't do it very often Monica thankfully :) I do have the garden bin but thought vines etc., weren't allowed because of their invasive nature :/  So fed up with unsuccessful planting -  I must be doing something wrong :s ...I did pick up a Jasmine and another Honeysuckle at the same time so fingers crossed more successful. It's a work in progress as hubby decided he wanted a Koi pond so dug up my lovely beds and still to build the waterfall/rockery so I'm working around him. I'll try and post a pic later then you lovely people can maybe help me with some ideas? :) I should add I'm trying for low maintenance due to wonky bones/health so I can see the Russian Vine a big no-no anyway despite the problems it causes others :/ 

Last edited: 18 June 2016 08:19:23

Russian Vine....

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 07:52

Thank you for all your advice :) I've decided not to go ahead...but how to dispose? Thinking of burning it?..I was going to take back to the store and have a bit of a grumble tbh about selling such an invasive plant.... part of the Japanese Knotweed family I read!!! :/ How can it still be on sale? :/ 

Last edited: 18 June 2016 07:55:41

Russian Vine....

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 20:56

Hi all :) I've just bought 3 climbers in a rash purchase - oops! one of which is Russian Vine. I've got home and googled them and now panicking as so many sites saying not to plant this particular climber...have any of my fellow gardeners had experience with the russian vine and can advise? I've approx 36 ft of panel fencing to screen and any honeysuckle/jasmines have failed in the past to cover more than a few feet :/ tia :)

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:54

FilmBuffy, oh my goodness I really feel for you, I've been away from this site for a while and can see why! I have always had cats, and several neighourhood cats pay us a visit nightly. Mine uses his trays for his poo but isn't adverse to taking a pee in the garden he stays in at night because he gets beaten up by one particular tom, big brute! maybe the RSPCA needs to take a look at this site If you talk to vets/RSPCA and say you have a house cat you will find you get a lot of disapproval, cats roam, it's their nature  I have to say I'm saddened by this thread and peoples nastiness..reading through these comments and to my husband, well I won't put what he thinks  Anyway, I've found chicken wire  laid across freshly dug beds works very well until the plants are a few inches tall, or if possible can you place holly leaves around the plants on loose earth? Won't look very pretty and unfortunately will give the slimy slugs a hiding place (my arch enemy) squished quite a few today) I found grapefruit worked well too, as well as catching slugs overnight, seems to work better than orange/lemon peel I hope you have success and if not, a good supply like me of gloves) happy gardening

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 07:52

Forester2 iI've just planted an apple tree but not in the same place or near it as no room but hopefully they'll relocate to this tree when it's grown a bit


Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:03

We have quite a lot of birds visit us and nest in our hedges on all four sides of our garden, Sparrows and one Blackbird, our little Robin, Chaffinches etc., but sadly our neighbour cut down the one tree in his garden, which overlooked our back garden where all the birds used to sit...not sure where they will go but quite cross with him

Which size tree?

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 13:57

Wow thank you Alan 

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 14:30

I used to do night duty in the care homes...ill health has forced me to be at home now pottering in my greenhouse and garden...miss the 'work' so much never felt like a job to me but no chance of going back into the care sector so I tend my plants with lots of tlc

Which size tree?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 11:20

Thanks Dirty Diggin, will do

Which size tree?

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 21:31

I'm looking for an apple tree ideally a patio as I haven't much room left to plant and OH doesn't want another big tree in the garden. My local gc has apple trees on offer at the moment but they'll grow to approx 10ft in ten years(and knowing my luck reach 20ft by the following year lol) it possible to keep it a bit smaller or should I stick to a patio variety? OH is convinced it will need a lot of care and attention to keep healthy but as a child who grew up with a huge fruit orchard as her back garden i don't remember my parents struggling with all the fruit trees, disease and pests etc., :/ ...or did I just miss it being too busy eating all of the fruit?

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