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Crow or raven?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:43

Jackdaws are very proud looking birds, with beautiful shining blue black heads. I have rooks and jackdaws in the garden often as there is a huge rookery not far. They are quite cheeky, as have no problem coming right up to the house to steal our dogs dinner.  


Crow or raven?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:37

Its a rook, you can tell by the large grey beak. Ravens have large black beaks which make their heads look small, they are normally found in wooded areas and they have a most distinctive metallic call.


Best Grasses for screening?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:17

Hi everyone, just wondering what are the best tall grasses for screening and structure that would what work well with Rudbeckia herbstsonne?  I don't need huge amounts of screening,just want to screen off a small seating area.  I was thinking of using buddleja Santana but the 3 plants I have are tiny, and so it will be a couple of years before they come into their own. 

I bought a golden stem bamboo, then realised its doesn't like full sun.So that's gone somewhere else. 

Please help, my pocket (as well as my head) is hurting and I cannot afford to make any more mistakes.  


Sage Recommendations?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:25


Bare roots perennials - can I put them straight in the border?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 13:26

Your are bound to be slower, as mine are inside. I think I have may have lost 2 of the 27 echinacea, but giving those a tad longer just in case. Although when I dug them up to bring inside, I missed one and it doesn't any greenery but it does have a tiny new dark pink nodule on it. So looking good. 

Perhaps it may be worth starting off some hardy annuals indoors now, which you will be to pot on and then plant out in late May, after hardening them off. So if all else fail, you will still have some lovely colour come July and August.  

Bare roots perennials - can I put them straight in the border?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:54

 Ooooh! That's two now! The rad upload progress handler is losing.  


Bare roots perennials - can I put them straight in the border?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:42

 It allowed me to upload this piccy of the agapanthus.  

Bare roots perennials - can I put them straight in the border?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:36

Hi Flora rosa, mine have new shoots; but the only ones that have started sprouting leaves,are the agapanthus, echinops ritro, echinacea 'white swan' and a couple of the 'magnus'. The aquilegias which went straight into the border, and they have leaves, but I would expect being a spring plant. 

I would upload some piccies, but the site wouldn't allow me  

Which plants did you buy? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 14:51

Mizzly drizzly day today so all I could do was look outside and pout. Intend to sow some cosmos purity after the school run, as the boys enjoy sowing seeds. 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 13:13

Afternoon. I've mooched around this morning, enjoying all the new growth in the garden. And continued digging out the new bed and extending the borders, its progressing well but I'm still nowhere near completing it yet! The new garden arch arrived yesterday, so if OH can be coerced to help I will be having fun erecting that this afternoon.  

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Discussions started by Caral

Best Grasses for screening?

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A new bed. Yay!

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Bare roots perennials - can I put them straight in the border?

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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 13:26

Hardy Annuals

Favourites for autumn direct sowing.  
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When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

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Two plants that I need IDing.

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What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

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Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

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Lupins, can I move them now?

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How do you take cuttings from plants?

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Can I grow a Clematis alongside a Virginia Creeper?

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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 13:46

Pumpkin Magic

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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 19:50

Duh! I bought the wrong Clematis for a container to train up a pergola.

What would best climber for a pot?  
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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 20:07

Help! What can I do? My crocosmias have been traumatised!

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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 20:49

Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

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