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Blasted squirrels!

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 12:38

I've used paprika to get rid of a rat in the compost before....squirrels aren't that removed from rats imo.

Hmmm think I'll give this a try!

Thanks all - I'll keep you posted 

Blasted squirrels!

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 10:39

Hmmmm they do hide their acorns in the same flower bed, so your theory holds. They probably stumbled upon them whilst looking for their stash.

As for a dog, much as I love them, I think I'll get some mesh 

Blasted squirrels!

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 09:56

How do I stop them eating my bulbs.....quickly!

Planted the bulbs with my children the other day and the suirrels have been digging them up and tucking in. The children will be traumatised, they've already had a very disappointing year with their sunflowers and all the rain 

Any super quick ideas? I'm worried by the time I head out to buy some mesh, they'll have eaten them all!

Honeysuckle mildew problem

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 16:34

Think I may have found the problem of the unhappy plant - just went out side to take a look and rake up some leaves.....

Discovered that the bark I had put round the base of the plant is absolutely rotten and full of mildew too!! 

I have cleared it all away so the plant might stand a fighting chance with any luck.

Honeysuckle mildew problem

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 16:15

Thanks for this I will definitely see if we can overcome the pesky mildew next year.


Sad to hear that my plant is feeling unhappy though..... 

Honeysuckle mildew problem

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 14:23

Hi all,

I bought a honeysuckle at Hampton Court this year and planted in an open area with good air circulation against a wooden fence. Although it has put out some climbers and has flowered well and now has red berries, I have been battling mildew from the start.

Unfortunately the mildew is winning, so I wondered if there are any last ditch things I can try or do I admit defeat. Pretty much all I have read is that you need to get rid of a plant if mildew has taken hold.

Keeping my fingers well and truly crossed........

My Thompson & Morgan seedlings

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 11:22

Thanks Hollie-Hock. I was thinking about a little mini greenhouse as I'm sure I'll make use of it again.

My Thompson & Morgan seedlings

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 18:04

Thank you so much kate1123 - the links are very helpful. Looks like I'm not the only one to have been confused!  

They're on my kitchen window sill atm. Dont know where they'll end up next - I havent got a greenhouse. Hmmm maybe time to buy one? This could end up a very expensive "free" gift lol.

My Thompson & Morgan seedlings

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 17:28

Dear all,

I took advantage of a GW special offer and just the other week, received my seedlings as follows - Echinacea primadonna, lavender hidcote, Penstemon tubular bells, Geum Mrs bradshaw, Delphinium Pacific Giants and Digitalis Excelsior.

I have lovingly potted each one on this afternoon (all 36!) but cant help but wonder what to do with them next considering the time of year? If I plant out later wont I be puting them at the mercy of the atumn / winter weather and lose them all?

This is my first attempt at growing from seedling so do excuse my ignorance!

Any advice very gratefully received

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