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Can anyone suggest a low growing plant to deter pigeons?

Question from mrs finch

Hi, my bird feeder is in a prime spot where I can see it from the conservatory. Despite using no mess bird food there is always a pigeon or two waddling around underneath it trampling anything I attempt to grow. Can anyone suggest a low growing evergreen prickly plant that I can plant round it. Preferably, but not essentially something that smaller birds can hop through/under. Thankyou.

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  • Posted: Sat. 6th February 2021 09:12
  • Last reply: Sat. 27th March 2021 20:01

Garden planner- can I delete all and start again

Comment from mrs finch

Hi, I moved house a few years ago. I have been maintaining my plant lists and now the time has come to draw a plan of my two new gardens. Can I remove the plans I made of my old garden easily. So far the only thing i can do seems to be to delete things item by item, which is very time consuming.

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  • Posted: Mon. 1st February 2021 13:53
  • Last reply: Tue. 2nd February 2021 08:35

Altering my scale....help please.

General post from Tracy Hipkin-Wale

Hello all. I am new to Shoot Planner. Could you please advise how I can change my scale (in the preview) to 1:40? Is it even possible?

Thanks in advance.


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  • Posted: Fri. 29th January 2021 21:08
  • Last reply: Sat. 30th January 2021 07:29

Echinacea, young plants

Question from Hilshils

Advice PLEASE: I have 4 new young echinacea plants, expensive so I don’t want to lose them! Do I plant them out in the border now? Or put in a larger pot and keep in the cold frame?

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  • Posted: Thu. 5th November 2020 14:26

Oxeye Daisy - dividing

Question from Fiona Dean

The plant notes say divide and replant in August. I haven't wanted to do this as it is still flowering. There are still a few new blooms to open up and I had planned to wait until these were all done as I like to help the insects for as much and as long as possible. Can I do the division in, say, another couple of weeks' time? I probably won't replant many, just cull, because they have gone mad and I'm finding all the dead-heading too much of a chore! They look fantastic but I want fewer of them!

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  • Posted: Fri. 9th October 2020 14:56

Salvia gregii Icing Sugar - taking cuttings

Question from Fiona Dean

My sister-in-law was here on Monday and loved this. She asked for cuttings in spring. On checking the care for this plant it says cuttings should be taken in August. Is that because it flowers into early autumn? (It's still got loads of blooms on it, I live in the Midlands of the UK), south-facing garden.)

What would be the result of taking cuttings now? Should I wait until after it has finished flowering?

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  • Posted: Fri. 9th October 2020 14:54

Wisteria leaves wilting

Question from NICOLA BLYTH

My recently planted wisteria (June 2020) has been romping away but over the last 2 weeks I have noticed some leaves are curling, dry and dying. I thought it might be because it wasn't reveiving enough water so have been watering everyday to no avail. Can anyone advise?
Thank you in advance


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  • Posted: Mon. 28th September 2020 17:32

What to Mulch with

Comment from David

I went up to my allotment today to collect my compost I’ve made and its been contaminated with bindweed. (So I’m not using this) My question is what’s the best to mulch my flower beds with this year?

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  • Posted: Sat. 26th September 2020 17:21

Are Tatta Chantrieri's poisonous to cats

Question from Caitlynn Lewjs

Are Tavva Chantrieri's poisonous to cats?

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  • Posted: Mon. 7th September 2020 02:36

A seed from on high which is enveloping my new garden......

Comment from Jan Helle

I guess it's some sort of squash/pumpkin?

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  • Posted: Tue. 25th August 2020 21:01