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Posts from the ‘Dear Geeky’ Category

Mozzie madness

Dear Geeky, The backyard mozzies have been taking great pleasure sinking their bity bits into my house guests. Read more

Pah … be gone pests

Dear Geeky, My leafy vegies are growing but the white moths have appeared. What should I plant to repel them? @sciencenewsgeek Read more

I feel like pond slime

Dear Geeky, I went to a garden party at a friend’s place the other week and nudged an open bottle of wine off the table with my elbow, down, down, down, straight into her fish pond. Read more

Gifting, re-gifting and treachery

Dear Geeky, I was invited to a housewarming party recently but didn’t have time to buy a present. So, I let myself into my neighbour’s house while she was away on holiday and ‘borrowed’ one of her houseplants to gift.

The thing is, my neighbour’s due back tomorrow and I haven’t had a chance to replace her plant. What should I do? Read more

It’s not stealing is it?

Dear Geeky, On my daily walk, I often take clippings from other people’s front yards. Not too many, mind. Just the odd healthy looking specimen poking through the front fence.

But this week, I spied a rare plant just out of arm’s reach next to a neighbour’s front door. So, I tiptoed into her front yard, snipped off a piece of stalk and high-tailed it out of there before anyone saw me. Read more

Love thy neighbour, don’t kill him

Dear Geeky, On hot days, I like to garden in the nude. It’s my way of connecting with nature without feeling so, how do I put it, mumsy.

But my next door neighbour is a man in his 80s with a low fence and a heart condition. I’m worried that my exposure will give him a coronary? What do I do? Cover up or strip off? Read more

Wandering weedkiller

Dear Geeky, I sprayed weedkiller a little too liberally and it ended up wafting over into next door’s garden.

Now I hear that their lettuces have died and their tomato plants are heading in the same direction.

What do I do? Tell them I’m responsible or keep quiet? Read more