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Latest posts by Aliesh

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:07

Hi i don't fill my bird feeders i just put in a small amount and keep topping them up. i do this as with all the rain the seed mixes can go mouldy. 

Jim your garden is amazing i can see why you have lots of birds you must have plenty of insects as well, how big is your garden it looks huge, i'm so envious!


stock can i propagate ?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:21

I have a beautiful stock called pillow talk the scent is amazing

it's just forming flower heads at the moment last spring it was full of flowers and had a second flush a little later.

does anyone know how i can propagate it as it has become bare at the bottom

Design ideas for a very small garden

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:17

Hi Lois, i find Pinterest very helpful, if you type in small garden ideas it will bring up lots of great pics. I agree with Patsy to try and encourage wildlife as children love to watch birds, butterflies and creepy crawlies. also pinterest have good ideas for fairy gardens for children.

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:36

I think it's a great idea LeadFarmer, the friday night programme is so short.

How many people garden in the UK  and we get one half hour programme a week. I also loved the Geoff hamilton programmes, Its realy the gardening i'm interested in,but we all have our favorite presenters.


Got some new Pots today guess how much?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:27

You make them sound like a bargain so i guess £ 20  and i do love cake 


Providing water for bees and insects

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:23

Hi love to help bees i grow lots of bee friendly flowers. Had odd bees already in the garden recently.

I have a plant saucer with just one stone in but i will now add more pebbles

How often should i change the water ?


Butterfly Release

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 17:05

that's amazing how lucky you are to have them spend the winter in your house !

i had a ladybird the other day when i was spring cleaning and giving my windows a good clean, think it came out of the window vent.

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:15

Thanks for the advice i will do that tomorrow.

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:10

 I have a mole in my allotment and his favorite place to make all his tunnels is my potato bed ! 

I am not sure if this has caused blight or if my potatoes have gone like this because the roots are damaged.

Should i take all the foilage off and burn it ?

night scented stocks

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 08:40

Ah yes i think i perhaps got mine from Sarah Raven also

i would recomend staking them as they tend to flop over.

Discussions started by Aliesh

Basket rotator

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Penstemon Plum Jerkum

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wood Anenome

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butterfly food plants

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yellow flowered 
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stock can i propagate ?

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potato problem

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Tatton Flower Show

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seedling id

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seeds in compost

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plant id

help needed please 
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for bird house 
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