Latest posts by Blubell

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:11
I plant my hellebores at the bottom of my escallonia
Hedge and they look lovely and fill the gap/messy bit at the

Talkback: Feeding birds in winter

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 18:59
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 . They are in
a regular peanut feeder and in the same location as the other feeders,
Any suggestions ?


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 22:20

Obviously lol!

70 days until.......

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 21:39

Been out today to dead head primroses, trim a few conifer branches sent wayward by the wind and pick up cat poo left by visiting cat grrrrr. Need to replace battery in cat deterrent.  Had a lovely chat with as couple of dogs walkers who stopped to comment on the garden. Friendliness makes the world a nicer place .

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 21:32

No money and now where to plants seeds or plugs. Saving for April when I will be tempted by seeds which you can grow direct in the soil. Always buy too many, thinking I have a garden twice the size ....


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 21:23

Are the 'traditional' English snowdrops small and perhaps bigger ones are imports ?

Have no evidence to back up this theory just a thought! 


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 22:15

Yes it's a a great feeling of achievement  being able to divide and multiply your own grown goods. Just as good to share once overcrowded will  be a few years yet with my snowdrops though! 


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 21:53

Yes in the green. I planted mine as bulbs two+ years ago hence the slow start but we'll worth the wait. 


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 21:35

Am a very happy bunny. Been in the garden today and discovered 3 snowdrops. 2 more than last year - yay! 


don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:49

Verdun - will do! Tks

Discussions started by Blubell

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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Last Post: 16/02/2015 at 20:29

flowers in wrong season

confused flowers 
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Last Post: 25/01/2015 at 09:40

Pansy colour

Pansy colour 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 22:22

Cleaning patio

Suggestions for patio cleaning  
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 17:02

Attacking pampas

Garden clear out 
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Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 14:21

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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Last Post: 30/11/2017 at 15:49


Snowdrops make an apperance 
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Last Post: 20/01/2014 at 09:17

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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Last Post: 01/01/2014 at 17:57

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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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:24

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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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 15:35
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