Bee witched

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Calling all fern experts

Posted: Today at 14:38

Hi Montyfangirl ..... I'm also a fan of his 

I grow Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen' .... it's a lovely plant.

It's in a shady / moist spot with trilliums, erythroniums, some painted lady ferns, and Eomecon chionantha. All of the other plants disapear over the winter so it's nice to still have the green of the setiferum. I do trim all the old leaves off late spring as they are starting to look tatty by then.


Gardner's World Digital Edition subscription

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 22:33

Hi Kili,

If you have a hunt around on the internet you will find offer codes / promotions that will mean you'll get your subscription at a much better price.

I subscribe to the paper version. It usually comes with a "subscribers only" leaflet with features and offers. Last year one of these was for a free hose reel for just the cost of the postage. It was on a first come first served basis as there was limited stock .... I was lucky enough to get one. They also periodically send out free seeds and useful gardening info booklets  .... and a really nice calendar.

I make good use of the 2 for 1 gardens visits card which is also sent out and lasts a full year. I'm not sure if you would get this with a digital version. 

So, I think it's good value for money. I pass my copy on to a gardening friend  ... and give away any seeds I won't use. 

Hope this is helpful.


Epsom salts

Posted: 23/01/2018 at 13:04

Hi Tony,

Some useful info here ...

Bee x

English language

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 16:52

My contribution has got to be  ..... busy as a bee!

Bee x

Garden lawn

Posted: 31/12/2017 at 12:08

Hi pjay,

Just to add to what others have said ..... it would be worth feeding your lawn each spring and autumn (there are different feeds for each season so check you get the right one). Just like any other plant, grass needs nourishment ... especially if it's coping with your children's games!

Bee x

PS .. great game last night .... Mo Salah  ... genius 


Posted: 26/12/2017 at 22:14

I copied and pasted the link into another tab and could read the article .... so it is still there.

Bee x

Trees in memory

Posted: 21/12/2017 at 20:45

Evening everyone,

I measured the oak in my garden earlier today ..... came out as 114 years old .... so a mere youngster compared to Hostafan's.

It probably started life as a squirrel-planted acorn as we are the first people to garden here .... there was an old saw-mill here before we built our house. We've positioned our lounge window to look directly at this tree and it gives us a lot of pleasure ... and leaf mould!

It's just great for wildlife .... with flocks of jays noisily feasting on the acorns ... daredevil red squirrels ... and tawny owls perching on the branches on the look out for supper.

Started thinking about what was going on in the world when it was a sapling  .... possibly WW1  .... votes for women in the UK .... the introduction of old age pensions. 

It's an honour and a great privilege to own trees.

Bee x

What are you hoping Santa will bring you?

Posted: 16/12/2017 at 19:18

Evening all,

Sorry I just can't get excited about cars ..... but if Santa is watching then what I'd really like would be for all my slugs to take a one-way ticket to somewhere else!

Oh, and LFC to win the Champions League (and the FA cup).  

Best wishes to all,

Bee x

Monty's Own website LIve

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 13:29

Thanks James,

I don't do twitter etc .... so probably wouldn't have know about this without your post.

I see he is a patron of 'Bees for Development'.

Our beekeeping association had a talk from these guys .... very inspiring.


Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 20:30

After vowing "never again" .... I recently relented and sent for the 48 plugs of lavender offer - 24 each of mustead and hidcote.

Total cost of £5.95 including postage .... estimated delivery before end Oct.

These arrived last week and are great  ... all potted up and the greenhouse smells gorgeous.

I just thought I should report a happy ending for a change.


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