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Cosmos from container to border

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 11:52

they are annuals so will only last one year, you could take seeds to start off some new plants next yea.

Plant names

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:51

Hosts fan I always think the rose Sexy Rexy should be grown with the rose Rambling ( rampant) Rector ????

Wondering what it is

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:47

This is a type of Tadescantia,this kind is usually used has a house plant. Having said that I live in Devon and grow it in my flower borders also in The summer I put it in pots and hanging baskets.

it is easy to propagate just put some stems in water and very soon they will have roots on ready to put in soil.

Yellowing leaves

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 08:36

Depending where you live the nights are getting colder it could just be them going into dormancy or it's the time that vine weevil will be hatched.They eat the roots of plants and then the plants die,they will especially go for the ones in pots. I treat all my potted plants now with a vine weevil killer to make sure there are no grubs eating the roots.


Flower Types

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 06:59

The first one looks like some sort of Capanula

the second Centreua

dont know next one

the last one Begonia

The seaside

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 06:40

I live in Devon and don't usually see starlings so it was a joy to see thease lovely birds. I quess I wouldn't be so pleased at seeing them if they where in my garden,a case of "not in my back yard" I didn't realise until now I must be a NIMBY

Plant/Seed head Identification

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 06:27

Looking at the yellow flowers behind it is a Clematis Tanucia (sorry about spelling )

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:58

Just discussing the Starling,are there different types of Starlings? I don't remember them looking quite like the ones we saw today. Also interestingly we didn't see any Gulls.

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:54

Thanks, you don't see Starlings now like you used to.

Welshonion, a starling pinched part of one of our sandwiches out of our hand, perhaps they don't like chips. He he 

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:14



just having a few days at Mudiford and saw lots of these birds, proberly common but I don't know what species they are can someone tell me which they are. Thanks

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The seaside

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