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by Parsons Jack
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Collared Dove R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Hi Primrose,

Sounds like that one had a lucky escape!! If they regularly nest in such conspicuous places, it's no wonder that the sparrowhawks like them. Apparently they are partial to young starlings as well.

Cheers, PJ
by Parsons Jack
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: lovely day today
Replies: 44
Views: 6482

Cold, wet and windy along the seafront this morning at 6 am. Why is it that whenever I look after my neighbour's greenhouse, it always turns cold :evil:
by Parsons Jack
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Climbing beans screaming to be planted out
Replies: 34
Views: 6982

I've sown a few Runners this year as a token gesture, but will be growing climbing french Blauhilde and Cobra mainly. As others have said, french beans are so much nicer.

Cheers, PJ
by Parsons Jack
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Asparagus not growing yet.
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Thanks for the replies. I'll relax for a few more weeks then :)

Cheers, PJ
by Parsons Jack
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Asparagus not growing yet.
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Asparagus not growing yet.

Hi all,

I've recently moved here and have an established asparagus bed. So far there is no growth. Should I be worried yet, or could it be a late variety? I haven't grown it before, so don't really know what to expect.

Cheers, PJ
by Parsons Jack
Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: lovely day today
Replies: 44
Views: 6482

Lovely day here as well today. Managed to get the grass cut, and started on the second of six horizontal Junipers which are having to come out. The previous owners made some lovely flower borders in the front garden, but planted these junipers thinking that they would stay small. Apart from the odd ...
by Parsons Jack
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Collared Dove R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Collared Dove R.I.P.

Hi all, About 10 feet from the bungalow we've got a rose covered pergola ( if that's the right word ). About 2 weeks ago a pair of collared doves decided to build a nest right on the top. Mrs. dove has been sitting tight for the last week on her very flimsy nest with almost no cover at all. All was ...
by Parsons Jack
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Inaugural Opening Meeting.....
Replies: 70
Views: 10014

People who can't wait to get on their mobile as soon as the interval starts in the theatre. What the hell can be so important that it can't wait another hour :evil: Dog walker's along the seafront who don't pick up after their dog, although there are bins about every 100 yards. It's not that bloody ...
by Parsons Jack
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: slugs and cats double trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

Re: cheers

will definately have a go with that thank you, i think every cat in the local town uses my garden for a toilet, thank you anne x 8) Hi amvpugh, They also do safe slug pellets which work as well. I've used them for a couple of years now. You don't get left with loads of dead bodies, as they seem to ...
by Parsons Jack
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: slugs and cats double trouble
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

cats

Hi All, I moved here about 3 months ago and the garden was used by cats from all directions. I starting using this cat repellent and haven't had to pick up anything for about a month now. Hope this link works OK. Cheers. http://www.monrobrands.com/growingsuccess/detail.php?category=Animal_control&am...

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