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Monty Donn

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 20:44

Indeed Christopher2. I dont where i would be without this forum.

Monty Donn

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 15:31

My Buddleias are re - flowering again due to cutting back about 3 weeks ago.

Kate1123 i like your idea about the sunflower heads.


Thanks everyone for your words of advice - Christopher Kate and Sotongeoff. I will take on board what each and everyone of you say.

Monty Donn

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 10:52

Watching a few weeks back Monty Donn mentioned about cutting back Buddelia and Cosmos to give more energy to plants so they would flower again and keep the bees happy.

Then watching Carol from the same programme (sorry forgot her surname) she mentioned leaving plants to die off naturally so the seeds would fall and be food for the birds in the wintering months.


Im confused. I want to provide a store cupboard for the insect world but am left somewhat bewildered at  what to chop and what to leave alone.

Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 20:35

Thank you very much guys, much appreciated.

Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 18:15

Ive looked in my garden centre and cant find Hellebores at all.  Are they out yet? I wanted one for the bees as a larder in those coming out of hibernation months.


Thank you.

Moth Orchid

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 21:31

Thank you i appreciate the advice. They are gorgeous arnt they.


Posted: 02/09/2012 at 10:34

Yikes spikes If you have cats in the neighbourhood its very hard to stop them doing what unfortunaltly comes natural to them.

I have had to strike a balance also. I feed black birds and have many kitties trying to get them. I use a water squirter and chase them out to the front garden where i give a reward them in the way of treaties and this trains them to wait out the front and not enter the back.

I use to have a cat that chased all the others out of the garden and sat next to the black bird whilst he munched his way through his breakfast. Unfortuanatly he passed away and now the jobs mine. So if you want to scare the kitties out your garden - get a tom cat and he will see them all off.

Failing that stop feeding the birds if looks like its going to mean the demise of them.

Moth Orchid

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 07:58

Thank you very much Alina. Will the same procedure occur throughout the year many a times or just once?

Moth Orchid

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 07:44

My indoor Moth Orchid has just lost its final flower. What should i do now - keep watering it or trim it? When will it flower again? Its the whilte variety and i fed it well whilst it flowered all summer.

Thank you.

Annuals, Perenials and Bi-annuals

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 09:44

Thanks Christopher i will seek out the plants youve listed and see if i take a fancy to them.

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