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Latest posts by Aliesh


Posted: 02/07/2014 at 22:05

Today i had a humming bird moth in my garden WOW they are amazing !

i have not seen them before, just been reading that they have a good memory and come back to your garden at the same time each day. i am looking forward to seeing it again tomorrow maybe. 

seedling id

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 22:01

I do have lots of forget-me -nots but i did't think these were them,

maybe i will let them get a little bigger before i decide to keep them,

Thanks for your reply.

Pesky birds

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:28

I had the same problem last year, kept finding pieces of slate on the patio every morning from a large tub with a maple in,  thought it was the dog as some of them were quite big but it was blackbirds, they stopped comming after a few weeks.

seedling id

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:19

These are some seedlings that have grown in with my lettuces from my compost

Not sure if they may be wallflowers, 

Can anyone id them please.


seeds in compost

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:15

I sowed some lettuce and salad leaves a few weeks ago in a large container i mixed in some of my own garden compost and loads of seeds from the compost have grown.

 I suspect that my compost does not get hot enough, does anyone else have this problem ?

Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 14:39

Just looked at my penstemons a blue and a dark one they also have a little of 

this mystery white substance on them.  could it possibly be fairy dust ? 

I also have a new one called Amelia Jane in my back garden but it's not in flower yet 

and no sign of any white stuff.

plant id

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:36

Thanks that's it  still can't remember where i got it.

Just read it's good for relaxing and insomnia, 

It's a shame it's not good for memory.

plant id

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:23

I planted several of these last year and now they are flowering i can't  remember what they are, not sure if i grew them from seed or if they were plugs.

They are between 5 - 6 ft tall  the flowers are pink and fade to white, and they have an amazing perfume. Can anyone advise what they are please.



Posted: 29/06/2014 at 14:44
bumpity bump oh no i wanted help with plant id, but can't post my photo !!

Sparrows on a Hot Tin (Conservatory ) Roof

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 17:04

It's been manic in my back garden today, our blue tits have finaly fledged they have been competing at the bird feeders with 2 or 3 pairs of great tits also feeding their young. Birds everywere ! we can here all the young ones in the trees at the back of our house. It's been great watching them all.

Discussions started by Aliesh


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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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lots of tiny frogs

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unknown tree

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