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What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 18:58

Of course Steven King's the stand, all Edward rutherford's books -Paris, London New York and the rest, super way of bringing history to life! And I love all things wizardy and witchery-David Eddings, Ian Irvine, Raymond Feist ........ (Not jk Rawlings tho) 

Automated greenhouse - Year 12 AS Systems and Control project!

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:08

Done and bump to top, come on folks Elliott needs more answers x

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:02

Gosh, where to start, I am pilgrim terry Haynes (I think) was astounding - took it to my niece's wedding in Majorca and just couldn't put it down, got told off for being anti-social lol. Famous five as a kid, lord of the rings, war and peace as a teenager. Oh and gone with the wind - fab. Read time travellers wife whilst stuck in Brussels for a week due to the Icelandic ash cloud (alone and sobbing my heart out, embarrassing ! One of the greats was the kite runner ! I could go on and on  

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:32

Rights, have given them both a dose of epsom salts and stopped watering for now ! Let's see how they get on. thanks all. by heck, this gardening lark can be such hard work and can be so contradictory can't it. But I do love it. On another note, gardens teeming with lovely ladybirds but have noticed such a lack of bees this year (NW, good old Lancashire), my honeysuckle used to be almost moving over summer and this year has been noticeably quiet. So sad, bumblebee hotel next purchase. a lovely sunny Sunday September afternoon to you all 

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:27

oops, all wrong on the skimmia front then, it gets about 5 hours sun daily (when it shines, of course) watered almost daily. It's very free draining though. Will give watering a rest and get the Epsom salts going on both And will plant on into the garden soil over winter methinks ! Thanks for you help x 

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 01:41

Awww bless, so delightful x


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 19:08

That's a definite try for me now , hope I see some! Had a pair last spring (2013) wondering my garden, never been back ....  Would love to see again 

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 19:05

Ah, yes always tap water - must buy a water butt ! I put a top layer of ericacous soil on, will dig in a lot more over winter then. Thanks Mattbeer, love the name, am flora vino just now  . So scared of things drying out, so water daily n still plants tell you off - too much , argh can't win lol 


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:18

Ooh yes photos please .... Very lucky to see jays, such shy creatures, never usually see outside woodland 

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 17:28

Hello there, I've just been reading up on why my leaves of peris and skimmia are yellowing and dropping, however, it can be due to over watering, under watering, too little acid ..... Could anyone advise how can cure or treat my shrubs please? The skimmia is in a pot and has free draining soil, which I do water almost every day, so could be overwatering, the peris is in the ground well fed, mulch with FYM and not watered. I intend to cut the peris back quite hard this winter but am at a loss as to why they're yellowing. Hope someone can help me out 

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Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Best treatment  
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Help - screening shrubs

Privacy hedging but window box 
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Leave to nature vr stop in their tracks  
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Frog hopper / cuckoo spit / good, bad or indifferent

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Killer in action

Isn't nature fab 
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Rose black spot

Sorry, can't see the original thread - does vinegar spray work in your opinion? 
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Dragonfly ???

Just spotted this sunbathing - then started thundering and lightning  
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Bumblebees in trouble - seem to have a few bees in trouble . But why?

How can I help them? 
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Wildflower mats

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