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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: Yesterday at 20:10

Received the seeds today, Cangran- thank you

before and after

Posted: Yesterday at 19:58

Your garden looks loved now Pauline Looking forward to more pics as it progresses

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:33

That's just what I was thinking, Cangran, as I read through this: what if she had been attacked by a horse or cattle as you say. I very much doubt someone would come out and shoot those animals for being out of control on private property.

I'm not up to speed on the law of this but if I was on someone's property without permission and without any business being there I would assume it was my own fault.

I was bitten by a large dog as a child and I don't blame the dog or the owner. One of my parents took me uninvited and unannounced into the back garden of someone they barely knew through a gate with a beware of the dog sign. I think people have to take responsibility for themselves.

Best Plant to cover a drain cover

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 21:20

Was it chicky's crate with the pot half buried? I wonder if it was on garden gallery...

Edit: maybe not, can't find it...

New small pond for frogs/toads

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 08:38

I have a similar size pond, constant gardener and this year, two years after making it I had frogs in the pond. I have a habitat area around the pond for shelter when they are not in the water and I made a 'wildlife walk' along one fence so creatures can transit through safely- my garden is small and suburban so I can't let it run wild.

I also have visiting hedgehogs, I leave the gate open, have a log pile and put out food.

I'd try and do something to your feeder to put off the magpies and pigeons and attract the smaller types. Maybe a ground feeder with a cage? I do the same as Hostafan and chuck suet sprinkles in the undergrowth. It has worked as I now find empty snail shells which I never did before, thanks to a visiting thrush.

Things do still get eaten, occasionally completely destroyed but I don't make any attempt to control the slugs/snails other than what I've said above.

Good luck with the pond- maybe share a photo when it's done? 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 08:25

Great photos guys, full of autumn colours and love the contrasting textures in yours Wintersong. 

LesleyK brilliant pic of the red tree and the mixed up sky

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:45

Lyn, received your plants today- a nice surprise when I got home this eve and something fun to do for the weekend


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:40

My tactic with horrible kids is to shout/point/chase them whenever I see them lurking around the perimeter and if necessary to stop and question them when in the street. I also exaggerate/make up damages that occurred. It's an on-going campaign based on the assumption that kids want an easy life but also might forget if I let things slide. It wouldn't work against someone with a serious agenda though as I have a predictable routine.

Someone on here suggested I coat my railings with something waterproof and slippery for an old man problem I used to have.

Folk-lore. Any truth in it?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 20:14

I have (unpublished) and will again Mike. Lost over 20,000 words of my most recent one when my computer crashed so I went and got a proper job as it was too disheartening to start again. Worse things happen at sea though, eh?

Monty Don

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:05

I use my small bulb planter to hoick up weeds like dandelions it's really good at it. Terrible at planting small bulbs- you have to poke the mud back out each time. 

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Peony sprouting - should I cover it up?

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Saw a weird thing today... 
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ID if poss please

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Help with fuchsias please

Deformed growing tips and hardly any flowers 
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Pot them or store them? 
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Please confirm these are greens of some type...

...before I chuck them to the hens 
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ID's if possible please =+)

An order of pot luck perennials 
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How to post photos from iPad

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Does this look like excess nitrogen?

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Small nettle patch for butterflies

Does it need cutting? 
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Another plant ID please

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