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I wouldn't think it a waste at all; they can continue for ages yet.
Spud you like?
Horrible things; they try to take your eye out if you try to weed near them.
There was a sparrowhawk here too, plus
1 male chaffinch
2 female chaffinches
2 collared doves
1 male blackbird
2 blue tits
1 male crossbill, though I am not certain it was not a redpoll.
djjjuk, I don't know what the weather is like in your area but if those plants have been hardened off and your ground is not frozen, I would think that you could plant them. I put in one of that size late autumn and it is merrily flowering away.
Oh FG, are you flooded or just very soggy? You could send some starlings down to the Fens; only saw one the whole of last year I love watching them squabble over the fat balls and they always have that 'pulled through a hedge backwards' look about them which somehow reminds me of myself in the mirror
My gourmet clients in London asked me if I was growing peas for their shoots! Not b.....y likely was my response; after all the effort of getting them to germinate I want buckets full of peas, not one salad of pea sprouts.
Pauly, it is what my builder calls it. It is gritty sand. I had some left from a hard landscaping project and my builder who is a keen gardener said to use it to 'open up' compost and clay. I also use it to mix with compost for seeds and just about everything. I think it is about £1.30 or so from a builders merchant for a small sack; but much cheaper if you get them to deliver one of those huge 1 ton bags.
Artemisia only grows max, 3' and is poisonous, though very fragrant and pretty. Also it is recommended that it is cut back hard once a year, which would make your hedge very small.
rspb site is down i think; too much traffic! Will have to post the count later. Saw a Sparrow Hawk eviscerating a pigeon on the lawn this morning, lovely, just when I was eating breakfast