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Talkback: Leaf-cutter bees

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 22:58

Saw one this year making a home underneath some sempervivums in a pot next to a sheltered wall. It was fascinating to watch this little creature tunnelling under the gravel into the gritty soil.  It looked as if it was flying in on a little green magic carpet.  Kept me entertained for hours! 

 

Depressed apple tree owner - needs help...

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 22:54

Have to say sorry now for blaming the squirrels for eating them

Flowers

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 22:52

What is your secret to getting such lovely fuchsia plants in pots? What do you feed them with - they look so healthy?

Berry-eating birds will need more help this year

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 19:46

As well as apples and dried fruit our blackbirds always seem to enjoy oats.  I started putting oats out when I heard they would encourage wrens but so far I haven't come across any bird that doesn't eat them.  I get the "value" ones from the supermarket own brand labels.  In the very cold weather I melt some lard and mix it in to give them a bit more ooomph!  Thanks for bringing this to our attention Dove

 

Acer problems

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 18:40

Don't worry Trucker, my 5 year old acer looks like that at the beginning of Autumn (and its terracotta pot gets greener too!) but has lovely new leaves in the Spring.

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:53

I swear too ... by Glucosamine to help with joint pain.  I bet a few of us are suffering this evening after a busy day in the garden!

 

 

 

Flowers

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:18

Strewberry - how do you keep the slugs off those lovely dahlias?  Like Jean, the slugs always win the battle.  I don't like using slug pellets as I have lots of wildlife visitors - maybe if I didn't feed them so much they would eat the slugs!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 22:52

According to the Met Office tomorrow looks good for gardeners everywhere   Better get the shopping done early tomorrow morning ...

Saturday:

Most places dry and bright with good sunny spells. Showers in the north will gradually ease. A chilly evening in the south, but rain arriving in the northwest.

Inspiration and ideas needed

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 12:50

Hi Jeff, if you're on a tight budget there are lots of cheap and cheerful spring bulbs on sale in places like Poundstretchers.  I bought a few last year just to try them out as I wasn't sure how good they'd be but they were all fine.  Just been down today and got some more - for example 10 Dwarf Narcissi Mixed for £1.29 or 2 packs for £2.  They had larger daffs, tulips, snowdrops and fritillaries too. Would look great in pots in front of your dark sleepers.

cats

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 13:50

I find twigs work just fine - used prunings from large fuschia in the spring - but was surprised to find lots of them started growing.  Not sure if this is a good or bad thing!

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