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Bird flu

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 16:15

Thank you for the information. Will keep an eye out and hope for the best.

Bird flu

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 15:53

ADvice please.

we have bird flu reported in Devon. Does anyone know if it decimates the whole bird population.Does it usually kill off small song birds in the area and is there anything can be done to help Stop it.


Posted: 08/01/2017 at 11:51

We have just been sent back from Singapore in the middle of our holiday cruise. Voyages of Discovery and Swan Hellenic have ceased trading. We should get our money back as they are ATOL registered but advert in RHS mag The Garden will not happen.

Squirrel deterrent, fox deterrent

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 16:05

Two months ago someone on this forum advised to get a cat deterrant that was recommended by the RSPB. 

Catwatch RSPB approved. Mains adaptor kit because the batteries run down fast. 

Catwatch         £54.95.   Adaptor kit.    £15.95

i know this is expensive but I have not had a cat or Squirrel in the back garden since. Could be that they have gone elsewhere by some other reason, but after the shock of buying I am pleased not to see the cat again. 

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 20:59

Don't forget the lovely rich fruity smell of quince. Put in a bowl in a warm room and for two weeks they with fill it with fragrance. Thats if you haven't turned them into jelly already.

Amazing what you find at night

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 17:18

thank you all, problem solved. I am told it is the inner of a device smokers use to help them stop smoking. It must have fallen out - hope they realise something is missing. 

Could have been the start of a good mystery novel, couldn't it.

Amazing what you find at night

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 16:59

Walking out at night I found a phial. 4 cm long and thinner than a little finger, thick clear plastic with a stainless steel top.  3/4 Filled with an ambler coloured liquid. You cannot access as the top may have been broken and all that remains is a fitting. Looks like thick oil. Doesn't have any perfume odour.

inscribed on the top was VNO 6% G94A6EO5052. 

Anyone know what I may have found?

Sarococca ruscifolia

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 16:19

Excellent. Thank you -in my old hilliers book it didn't actually say for ruscifolia that it was fragrant.

happy days

Sarococca ruscifolia

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 15:08

earlier this year I bought the above. It's lovely foliage and red berries are a winter delight. Can I expect it to be fragrant as well. My hope is that it will be.

laylandi hedge

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 17:30

What a wonderful opportunity. All the growth coming on to your side has been removed so you don't need to see to it And keep cutting it back.  Cannot understand for the life of me why a neighbour would come over and remove all the branches he can't see. If you need a cheap option to keep you going till later, how about some ivy cuttings to grow up the trunks of the hedge. they usually adapt to any situation. And are fast growing.

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