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Posted: 21/02/2015 at 12:13
Are the niger seeds in a special feeder with only a small slit to get the seeds out of? Only birds with little beaks can get them out then.

On cat flaps; they soon learn if you shut them out. They do not need to be tempted with anything, especially if it is raining!


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 12:02
They can be heeled into a spare bit of garden, but remember to finish them up before they develop a hard flower stem in the centre of the leek.

deliberate or not

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 11:59
Annette, did you at least consider beech?? A much friendlier choice.

Any expert sunflower growers to help with this question please?!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 09:33
Grow multi-headed sunflowers. If you grow tall single blooms the timing is crucial. Take a look in bouquets and florist's bunches; they are all of the smaller sunflowers, not the plate-sized ones.

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 14:18
It is possible to put down poison safely if it is placed in something like a length of drainpipe where the rats can access it but livestock and pets can't reach it.

Rats are a fact of life. On the farm we used the dalmation, the sheepdog used to catch them but wasn't a killer!

Repairing my neighbours picket fence - what do I do?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 14:10
It may be an easy fix, but if the neighbour wants to get a professional to do it that's his choice. And Josh will have to pay up!


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:41
Dove, WUM?????


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:39
If the ground isn't frozen they can go straight in the garden. I find their green shoots so cheering in the winter months. The cloves from the outside of the bulb will give the greatest return, I find.

As to the soft bulb; it will be fine if it is starting to throw up green shoots and there is no mould around the bottom of the cloves. There should be roots starting to grow, instead.


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 01:09
Well, what did you mean?

Where to buy pink fir apple seed potatoes?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 00:35
Where are you?

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