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Hot, dry garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:45

I'm sorry to say I don't think your  seeds will do very well as it will just too hot for those plants over there When I was in Pakistan I grew Pomegranate, bouganville, jasmine, oranges. If i were you I'd get down to your local nursery and take alook at what they have on offer.

Any idea what this is?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:09

Geranium sanguineum again!

Any idea what this is?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:08

Geranium sanguineum

Front Garden

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:36

Which way does your garden face? What was under the gravel - have you got a weed suppressing membrane, hardened soil...?

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:27

For the tree stumps I would treat with brushwood killer/stump killer and then I'd  put a black bin liner  over the stump, tying it in place and forget about it for a year. The brambles, bindweed etc you already have good advice for - keep being persistent but be careful when applying glyphosate or any other weedkiller that you don't get it on your crops - the bindweed may take several doses but you can be sure your crops just need one drop to keel over!

Mothers Day present

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:17

I think they are marigolds too. We always plant them at school as they are easy to handle, quick to germinate and flower.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:16

Yes, the birds spread them around!!

The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:53

Mice, I suspect, looking for seeds?

new bird box

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:51

A couple of years ago I treated myself to an Aldi nest box with a camera. It brings me untold joy, excitement, some heartache but mostly a lovely feeling. Mrs Blue Tit started sitting on 11 eggs one week ago so I am expecting to be a 'mother' in a week's time! Last year a great tit used the box and successfully reared her brood with one or two fatalities - that's nature but sometimes it's hard to watch.

I would recommend to anyone especially if you are thinking of replacing a box that is used every year - a successful siting of a box means that you have a greater percentage of chance that the box will be used.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:44

I have the both the variegated one - arum italicum and the wild one - one I planted and one that planted itself!

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