Latest posts by Botticelliwoman

Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

Posted: 16/02/2012 at 08:34

Well done, Sarah Raven!  I was thrilled to see that this programme was finally being aired last week, and last night's episode was brilliant. I hope members of local councils were watching and taking note, though I do wonder who might object on health and safety grounds to bees invading our public spaces....there's always one

Bees Are Already Buzzing!!

Posted: 24/01/2012 at 10:28

I had the largest number of bees and hoverflies in my garden last year than I've ever had.  The bees especially loved the 'early bird' dahlias and the hoverflies went wild for the lilies. I saw my first bee last week, inspecting the pansies


Posted: 24/01/2012 at 10:25

My pond has a beach area and a very gradual incline.  The hedgepigs tend to like snuffling round under my bird-feeder though I have put a home-made food out before - it was eaten but I'm not sure whether it was the pigs or rats (eek).  Haven't used slug pellets for over 20 years and since I turned my patch over to totally wildlife-friendly, I haven't had much problem with slugs at all....I do put copper tape round my hosta pots though.

Your wishlist

Posted: 16/01/2012 at 13:01

Looking forward to that, Daniel

Your wishlist

Posted: 15/01/2012 at 09:11

I agree maggie, perhaps there could be a friends and foes section in the forthcoming wildlife gardening section?  Until that time arrives, I've started a facebook group 'Wildlife Gardening Club'

Talkback: Birds - make your own bird box

Posted: 19/12/2011 at 09:21

Hashim, don't face it south! You may end up frying the chicks.  I've got some facing east and some facing west and they only use the west facing ones...go figure

Talkback: How to prevent Christmas tree needle drop

Posted: 17/12/2011 at 08:18

A few drops of bleach in the water is reckoned to work


Posted: 17/12/2011 at 08:16

Sadly it's been so wet and windy here this month, there have been no bee sightings at all

Talkback: Christmas gifts for gardeners

Posted: 17/12/2011 at 08:14

I bought my friend, who has a tiny garden and a weeny shed, a folding wheelbarrow, she loved it! I wish more of my friends were gardeners, there's such a huge choice.

Plant Labels

Posted: 15/12/2011 at 08:40

In the process of setting up a wildlife gardening business and wanting to be as eco-friendly as possible, I'm wondering if anybody has a good alternative to using plastic plant labels in the plants we sell?


Discussions started by Botticelliwoman

Buyer Beware

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Courgette Black Hawk

Not Germinating 
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Dahlia Giving up the Ghost

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Millstone Water Feature

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Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

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Plant Labels

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