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how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 00:30
Goldfinches, we are talking about an elder tree are we? Huge is not a word I've heard used about an elderberry tree. They barely get above large shrub size. Certainly not large enough to warrent the attention of a tree surgeon.

Anyway, about the nests; now is the best time to remove them if you are going to do so. Birds usually build new nests each Spring as they are often destroyed by Winter weather anyway.

Winter 2014/15

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 01:17
If I remember correctly those that are supposed to know forecast a cold winter last year. And wasn't there something about a barbecue summer a couple of year's back. It was a wash-out.

crop protection

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 01:14
We used debris netting over the soft fruit and the cabbages this year. We put it on after any pollinating insects had done their work and we had the heaviest soft fruit crops we have ever had. The mesh is too fine for the cabbage whites to lay their eggs through.

Amarillis

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 01:10
If you have just repotted it the bulb may not need feeding at the moment, but 7 years is a very long time to go without a feed.

Friend or foe

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 01:07
If you want outdoor cats, just pop down to your local vet's surgery and they will know where you can get them or there may even be a notice on the wall. The cats will need feeding and shelter, but they need not come in the house.

Rats are very fine climbers, by the way.

blackberries and strawberries

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 16:15
Well, you will want to give the blackberry a good mulch of manure, which will submerge the strawberries.

Only you will know what you have room for. 'A ton of space', means different things to different people.

ID please

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 16:11
Not edible. Poisonous, in fact. But, I'm sure animals and birds will eat the berries.

blackberries and strawberries

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 14:30
I don't believe it is a good idea to mix up fruiting crops too closely. They put allsorts online. I can't say mixing raspberries and strawberries would work either.

Maybe I'm wrong.

The new compost heap

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 12:39
I'm glad you didn't put cat waste in your compost heap, because it is not recommended whatever temperature the compost reaches. The same goes for dog waste. Herbivore waste such as rabbit waste and farm animal waste is OK.

The chooks must have had a lovely treat!

Ginger

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:35
Frankly I find it's easier to buy a large section of rhizome in the supermarket and keep it in the freezer! You can grate it from frozen and return the rest to the freezer.

It is of interest to grow it but not very practical to rely on if you have to dig it up to use it. Bring it into somewhere frost-free and light and you will be able to keep it going for years as a house-plant.

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