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by DebbieP
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Les grenouilles
Replies: 17
Views: 5356

Re: Les grenouilles

Why do newts making a popping sound when they breach the water?? I've never noticed that before!
by DebbieP
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Les grenouilles
Replies: 17
Views: 5356

Re: Les grenouilles

We've got loads of frog spawn in our pond too! Yay! Spotted one of the parents on the pond floor at one point too :) I love seeing the wildlife in the garden, I think we did have a couple of newts in there too but they're so hard to see, too good at hiding!
by DebbieP
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: CATS!
Replies: 22
Views: 1375

Re: CATS!

We had a similar problem, though with our own cat! Obviously needed a cat-friendly solution, we tried a few things like the crystal repellents but we found this repeller worked best: http://www.amazon.co.uk/PestBye-Battery-Operated-Cat-Repeller/dp/B004SGC75S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332174650&...
by DebbieP
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Useful house plants ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: Useful house plants ?

How about a cheese plant? My sister and brother in law had one that lasted years and I don't think they had to do much to maintain it, just tried to remember to water it occasionally! I've been growing some Bird of Paradise plants - I've grown them from seed, but you don't have to, you can just buy ...
by DebbieP
Thu May 06, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Help needed with snail and slug control please!
Replies: 29
Views: 1540

Re: Help needed with snail and slug control please!

You could try this slug deterrent - I got it because all I could find to buy were slug killers and poisons which I didn't want to use and other natural methods that I tried didn't work. Basically, it's granite shards, so not pellets which is good and this is cheap and safe for animals and kids. This...
by DebbieP
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Fox digging up the beds
Replies: 15
Views: 3231

Re: Fox digging up the beds

You could get a electronic fox repeller, it's not strictly self sufficient as it's battery powered, but you can also get a mains adapter - I reckon it wouldn't use much electricity as the batteries last for quite a while, so it could easily be powered by a wind turbine or solar panel. It basically s...
by DebbieP
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing veg in a front garden
Replies: 28
Views: 2871

Re: growing veg in a front garden

I'm in a flat at the moment and have no lawn, just a patio which I've stuffed full of pots! I'm dead jealous of people with real gardens, however small!!! Make the most of it and grow some veg I say, even if it gets nicked someone is benefiting - who benefits from a lawn (unless it's big enough for ...
by DebbieP
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cyclists against the world!
Replies: 39
Views: 15441

Re: Cyclists against the world!

I live in Reading and although there are some cycle paths around, there is nothing like a complete network, and they stop and start randomly - it doesn't work! I cycle to and from work, I stop at traffic lights and obey the rules of the road (it infuriates me when other cyclists just cycle straight ...

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