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squirrel

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 00:02

Miss seeing them. Think I've seen maybe 3 in the last 5 years  

YOUNG STARLING ?

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 21:02

Never seen a young starling with a white head and bib like that. Looks really pretty. Is it a different one to the normal one you see? 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 23:46

MrsG Just brilliant made me LOL too.

Little Ann have never seen such exuburiant sweet peas!!!!! Do you have some secret formula to make them grow so tall and healthy?

Kef do those lilies smell as good as they look? Love the colour 

what--is-this

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 23:32

Wow lucky you. Wish I found something as nice in my garden that I hadn't planted 

plum-tree-split-full-of-fruit

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 23:11

Haha! Just noticed you're Derbyshire....reet different up there ya sen  

Fair enough point taken your weather might be a little behind us I guess.

why-is-it

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:42

LOL Paula!

plum-tree-split-full-of-fruit

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:37

Um.....I am sure your way works just fine for you Waterbutts  

I was taught by RHS that plum trees should be pruned June/July and even on this site it says the same thing....just saying  

 http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/pruning-training/how-to-prune-a-plum-tree/248.html

new-garden-preparation

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:16

Smokin I have never double dug in my life. It destroys the soil structure.

I usually just roughly dig clay soil over and leave it to the weather.A rotovator will be easier than hand digging but same affect...ok probably better than hand digging...but just use over ground the once. The less you mess with the soil the better. Then leave nature to do the rest. The ice gets in and breaks it up but doesn't chop all the worms up. They will then come up through soil to get to manure thereby aerating and dragging it back down. 

Lavender - how to plant/space out so as to let plants thrive?!

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 21:48

I don't chicky I just cut flower stalks and a bit below. I cut hard back in spring x

plum-tree-split-full-of-fruit

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 21:44
waterbutts wrote (see)

Sorry Addict RHS advice says " never prune plums in winter because of the risk of silver leaf disease."

Thats what I'm trying to say. Any pruning should be done no later than July or the break will not have healed up enough to get through the winter

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