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Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:19

Not talking about native starlings; we are plagued by enormous flocks of starlings which move in for the winter.  Though it is a wonderful sight to watch them go over on the way to their roosts.


Posted: 03/03/2017 at 01:44

The starlings have gone!  About three weeks earlier than last year.  The bird food lasts much longer now.

Wild mink

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 11:43

Relax!  Unfortunately we can't be too choosy as to what wildlife we think is desirable and what we don't want.  Look on the boards if you want to find out what I mean. Some people are trying to get rid of moles; others are trying to encourage hedgehogs.

Now the mink has cleared the pond it will move on elsewhere. Friends of ours have had their pond cleared by otters. 

Back garden rats

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 19:33

Lots of people have chickens in their back gardens.  Not to mention rabbits etc.

Identify this vegetable

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 17:17

There are some vegetables which are best left to the professionals; though some gardeners will disagree.  Celeriac, swedes, fennel, mushrooms.

Back garden rats

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 17:12

Would that it was as simple as removing bird feeders.  If you have livestock, you will have rats.  Mostly they go underground to die, though we did have a dalmation which was an excellent rat-catcher - no poison involved.

Back garden rats

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 16:20

Yes, I have given the advice before.  I wonder what you think professional rat-killers would do to get rid of the rats?

Please give your advice to rid the OP of rats, without harming the local wildlife.

Back garden rats

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 23:32

If you want to put out poison, put it in the centre of a length of drainpipe and lay it down where they run.  Nothing can get at it then, except the rats.

Help identifying a bulb eaten by the geese

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:58

Why not look on a good bulb web site where they illustrate every bulb they sell?  I'm sure a picture will jog your memory.

Identify this vegetable

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 13:02

Can be eaten raw, shredded in a salad too.

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