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Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 18:38
What animals are you hoping to see? Most animals choose to hibernate and breed as far from humans as possible. Are your children of an age when they will be disappointed if animals don't hibernate in your garden?

Sadly, even if you build dens, there is no guarantee animals will use them.

On the other hand I think you would find it very rewarding if you set up a bird table and in the Spring a web-cam in a bird box, which you can watch in the house.

Whats eating my Tomatoes?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 18:26
I would put my money on Tomato Moth. Look very carefully for moth poo on the lower leaves under the eaten tomatoes. Then look under the leaves. The caterpillars are masters of disguise. Look very carefully until you find the culprit.

Plants not thriving in new home

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 23:31
If you are re-potting, I don't understand your problem as you have complete control over the plants. I doubt it is the water as you drink it, don't you? What soil are you using?

Get yourself a waterbutt, it will fill up surprisingly quickly. Just make sure you cover it closely at all times so the water stays good and insect-free.

saving veg seed

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 23:24
Yes, all that family.

saving veg seed

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 19:55
Tomato seeds can be saved. You have to ferment it first, then wash and dry it. All the others are pretty much a no, no. Courgettes especially as they are very promiscuous and you are unlikely to get what you expect.

If, when and where to use straw?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 19:51
Or floor or roof tiles. Preferably something smooth. The stems don't need to be lifted, just the pumpkins.

Plant identification

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 19:46
Poisonous.

Oak Trees

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 12:40
I would contact the council and ask them if they would like the tree. And where should it go? If you can't find anywhere for it, I would dispose of it and do a bit of guerilla gardening and plant some acorns here and there.

It will move well in the dormant season.

Stake recently planted apple tree

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 12:35
Depending on the rootstock, some trees need staking for their entire life.

Willow Tree

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 02:14
February is a good time to cut willows. Cut to the ground then they will grow again. It will be happier in the ground rather than a pot. But it does depend on the variety. You didn't say.

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