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Unblocking water buts

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 15:19

Attach a hose to the open tap and blow the blockage back into the butt.

Ensure you put a well-fitting lid on the butt. The water will go mucky if you allow any moss or leaves into it.

Sounds as though you need to dismantle it and clean it out thoroughly.  You can syphon the water out very easily if necessary.

Raspberry suckers

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 12:26

You do need those suckers - in the right place - for next year's fruit.  Dig up the ones that are in the wrong place and cut out the weak ones.  Leave about 5 per plant for next year's fruit.

The treatment for autumn fruiting plants is somewhat different, but all raspberries wander.

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 10:11

Laborious I know, but can you paint the bases of the pots, then you can recognise them again if they turn up on a car boot stall somewhere.  Or put your initials in felt tip on the bases.

Friend or Foe Part 2

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 00:16

Forester 2, it's a geranium.  A tame one, but it will seed about.

Lord Anson Perennial Sweep peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:41

Perennial sweet peas are rarely scented.  Is this variety an exception?

damn things!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 12:18

Go out at night with a torch and cut the slugs you find, in half.  Alternatively pop cut-in-half plastic bottles over the plants with the top removed, which may give some protection.

If you spread the slug pellets as thinly as it says on the container, it is unlikely the dogs will pick them up.  

A Few Questions....

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 12:11

Annuals do not require much feeding.  Sounds like you are going for over-kill with them!

Peanuts for birds

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 00:18

Whole peanuts are deadly for nestlings.  The parents take them back for the youngsters and they are too big for them to swallow.

Caterpillars and other treats are far more tempting at the moment.  Mealworms will attract robins and blackbirds, which like to feed on the ground.

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:45

Thanks folks.  Sadly I don't think they will ever meet again!

blueberries

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:40

Flowers mean they are fertile, but you probably need more than one variety for pollination.

They are doing their best, give them a helping hand by buying a bush of a different variety.

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