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Latest posts by Aliesh

blue butterfly

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:16

This beautifull bright blue butterfly was flying around my allotment today.

 it's wings underneath are not so bright but it would not open its wings when it landed which wasn't for long. It was very small not sure if it is a common blue or holly blue.I thought it was stunning i don't get many of them in my area.



nesting blackbird

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:09

Hi chicks have started to fledge today, still not sure how many.

 This was the first very brave and left the shed in no time.

problem daffodils?

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 16:32

Thanks bookertoo didn't think of that. i have given them a seaweed feed and hope they will do better next year.

problem daffodils?

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 16:09

I have lots of blind daffodils this year and i have noticed the leaves on some seamsort of two tone stripy does anyone know if this could be a virus?

 As you can see not many flowers

 Stripey leaves.

nesting blackbird

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:00

chicks hatched! not sure how many  both patents busy feeding.

soil testing

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:57

Thanks have a wilko nearby  might try theirs.

soil testing

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:14

Can anyone recomend a good soil testing kit. not too expensive?

Large polytunnel and beds and no clue where to start

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 09:03

wow what a fantastic poly tunnel your so lucky! i would start to clear it a bit at a time by just digging over and removing weeds.Or you could use weedkiller on it all.Once cleared you could maybe concentrate on a small area and cover the rest with black plastic or old carpet to stop weeds growing.As its so big it may be too much to use all the space this first year if your new to gardening. Salad crops are easy for a beginer Lettuce and raddish ect.The ouside beds look like they could be rasberrys,but cant realy tell a close up photo might show then better.Once you start you will get the bug  good luck and keep us up to date .



Small Urban Gardens and Water Butts - Advice Required

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 11:49

Hi i have  recyled an old rectangle  plastic water tank on my allotment.

A small container would soon be filled and overflow!

nesting blackbird

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 18:12

 Hi thought you might like to see this black bird nesting in my shed

its nest is so round and neat. can't wait to see chicks.

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blue butterfly

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problem daffodils?

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