Latest posts by Blubell

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Wrong plants sent by mail order

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 07:36

Glad you have received a refund. I'm sure your friends will appreciate your gifts.



Gardening today

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 20:56

I may get one myself. The trugs are rather heavy when full, so wheels will help. Also good to use as a base to work with, a bit higher than the floor! And so much fun! 

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 20:48

I have many niger but I don't see them attracting the bees. Not sure what to suggest for this time of year. I have a mahonia shrub which attracts bees but it is approx 3 ft and can grow to 6+ if left unpruned.

Wrong plant wrong place

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 20:41

When I moved into my current house I had two Pampas next to each other. They initially stopped people using my garden as a shortcut. Once the perimeter hedges I planted had grown, they were no longer needed as a barrier. I dug one up and left the other. It had been left for over 5 years so I cut back lovingly for two years in an attempt to tidy it up. I have now seen sense and realised that the Pampas was too big for its space, especially as it was planted very close to a wall and was not able to spread it's wings. Sadly my Pampas is no more and has filled my wheelie bin. Is the moral of this story to remove the wrong plant wrong place at the earliest opportunity or is to let things live, even if it's not forever? I will leave you all to ponder....

dividing hostas

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 20:29

Ive done it....well one pot anyway. I'm going to leave the other one till wArmer climes to see if it makes a difference. Also need to save up for new pot as no room in garden.

Wrong plants sent by mail order

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 20:22

As per the sales of goods act 1979 , the goods must match the description when advertised for sale. Failure to comply, is a breach of this act. Ask for a refund, quoting the above and if no response advise that you will seek reimbursement via small claims. I often find quotation of the sales of goods act usually does the trick

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 19:13

Have been out and planted some lily bulbs today. Accidentally trod on my one and only flowering crocus and dead headed a hiding snowdrop whilst trying to recut back the hardy geraniums to show off my snowdrops. . All noticed a small but very pink bud on my prunus. 

butterfly sighting

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 19:06

Aww thks tootles.  The sighting has made my day

butterfly sighting

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:57

Here to here to warmer weather. 

Thks Dove - useful info. Shall keep my eye out for more to come. I'm in sussex so notepad warm as south west but obviously warm enough. 

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:53

Been planting a clematis and Lily bulbs today so I've had my two friendly robins observing. A few bluetits and lots of house sparrows. 

What is the rspb red list?

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Wrong plant wrong place

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butterfly sighting

i thought i saw a red admiral -i did, i did, i did 
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How and when to prune an acer

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dividing hostas

hosta dividing 
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flowers in wrong season

confused flowers 
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Pansy colour

Pansy colour 
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Cleaning patio

Suggestions for patio cleaning  
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Attacking pampas

Garden clear out 
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Talkback: Feeding birds in winter

I try and do my bit and the birds happily eat all the seeds and fat balls provided However my peanuts are hardly ever eaten and go mouldy .... 
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Snowdrops make an apperance 
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don't waste my time plant!

What plants do you battle with each year and perserve with instead of letting go? 
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Last Post: 14/01/2014 at 17:29

winter jasmine

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Talkback: Rose pruning

I have a rambling rose that has appeared in my garden and I have let it stay even though I haven't seen it flower. It is already 8ft and cli... 
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Talkback: Growing mahonia

I have two mahonias in my front garden Charity and an old fellow not sure of his name. He is very leggy and I as m going to have to bite the... 
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