Chrissy the gardener

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Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:17

thought I would share this with the forum,

now i like wildlife and I especially like pheasants but this is just invading my space ~~~~

He soon found the front door and decided not to stay.

Thats certainly a visitor with a difference !!

Hydrangea petiolaris

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 15:45

Another thought always keep a cover on your water butt

Hydrangea petiolaris

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 15:44

In reply to Rodgebodge, I put pieces of charcoal in my water butt and it seems to work.

I kadge some pieces off my friend after she has had a bonfire, about the size of a small fist then cut some shade netting into squares and put the charcoal in the middle of a piece then tie the end with anything that won't rot,so the charcoal doesn't fall out.

Drop it into your butt, I also sometimes put a small stone in with the charcoal to weight it to the bottom.

This should last about twelve months , I redo mine when I am cleaning the butts out then i know it's not forgotten .

I remember my father using this method many years ago, sometimes the old methods are the best.

I.D please

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 15:19

Did you say Lobelia the leaves look like Clematis, but the flower is Lobelia, I'm puzzled ?

Plant identify

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:25

I've got my Hoya in the greenhouse because I like the flowers but I don't like the fragrance, also it will drip necter from the flower which is very sticky so mind where you site the plant.

What is this?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 14:47

Picture would be helpful !!

I D please

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 18:44

Wow thanks nut I knew the forum wouldn't let me down,

are they safe with dogs ? If they are they can stay. That's the plants the dogs are here to stay anyway.

I D please

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 18:21

Anyone know what thease two plants are ? 

Are they weeds my friend is nurturing ?

Tomato plants - leaves (and some fruit) suddenly curled and discoloured... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 11:26

It does look like you have cooked the Tom plants so to speak. Also you seem to have quite a lot in a small space you need them to have enough room for the air flow or they will get mildew etc and I agree while the temperature is quite hot leave it open at night as well.

Can you help me identify these

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 11:43

I agree the first one smoke bush COTINUS  the second looks like day lily HEMEROCALLIS

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