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Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:28

Above all else, do not feed them.  And talk to the neighbours and ensure they are not leaving food rubbish around or feeding the 'lovely little foxes'.  Mend the fencing and you may discourage them.

Urban foxes often carry mange so try not to let the dog explore the holes they make under walls, sheds or fences.


Posted: 13/06/2013 at 23:58

No blackspot is disfiguring and unsightly.  Many roses are prone to it.  In the past there was sulphur pollution in the air which kept it in check, especially in cities.  Now the air is cleaner it is prevalent.

Soya beans

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:51

Yes they do but the pods produce far less beans.


Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:48

Blackspot is a result of clean air.  It was not nearly so prevalent when there was sulphur in the air from factories and the like.

Talkback: Cockchafers

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 00:15

What is a 'pro ado' product?  Do you mean Provado which most gardeners are avoiding because of the damage it causes to bees?  

The birds that attacked your lawn were probably rooks.  I wonder which do more damage?  Chimicals which damage bees or birds seeking food?


Posted: 13/06/2013 at 00:05

Ensure you do not feed it or it will come back over and over again.  They are very destructive, with the strength of a mini-bulldozer.

Soya beans

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 23:59

Yes, I grew them about 15 years ago.  I think you need to buy some frozen ones and see if you like them before you devote space, time and energy in growing the things.

Need I say I didn't find them worth the effort?  Dull in the extreme.

Something is eating my strawberries

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 13:37

Squirrels.  They pick the strawberries, find they are unpalatable, but can't resist picking them!

spraying veg/fruit plants

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 08:22

This would apply to every foodstuff that is produced, and is scare-mongering over-the-top Daily Mail talk.  Back it up with facts, please.

chilli plant

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:30

Poor little things.  That's not very big for the outside world.  I should think they are     a bit chilly!  Sorry couldn't resist.

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