Daintiness


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WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:16

 


 Mummy and baby great spotted woodpecker - a bit blurry as I had to be quick!

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:12


 gatekeeper butterfly

 


 poplar hawk moth

new-to-all-of-this--need-help-please-

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:15

Welcome to gardening and the forum! Cancel your gym membership you are going to get enough exercise now    

If you can get yourself some well rotted farmyard manure - often given away- it would be good bulk for your soil and good for the pocket too. As you are new to the area maybe find your local allotments ask there for a good source...any allotment is always a good source of info for any new gardener. Sometimes they would have a shop or know of discount seeds etc locally.

Dig over your soil and incorporate the manure. You won't be growing in all your plot over the next couple of seasons so on the sections you are not using spread a good layer of manure - 15cm or so thick - across the top of the soil. The worms and weather will do the rest over the winter and it will help keep the weeds down too making it easier to work in the spring.

Don't do too much at a time and enjoy...you've made a great start!

hibiscus-patience

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 17:19

Now, I started a thread a couple of weeks ago about this very subject...I bought my hibiscus in flower several years ago. Since then I have moved it once as it did not flower again. Frustratingly, it puts on new growth (now about 1.3m), is fed and watered well and looks extremly healthy but for the past two years it has only produced one flower bud. Last year that one bud flowered, this year it has dropped off without opening!! I am going to give it a good talking to right now....I don't know how long I will hold out - 1 bud is such a tease!  

This forum is a bit of a joke!

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:11

It says Daniel is the last one to post on this thread...but there was no sign of his post when I started to wrte this. We are really having problems at the moment! 

Help with some plant ID

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 16:52

Teasel, beech, forsythia?

Indoor plant identification

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 11:48

Is there a picture?

gladioli

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 10:03

Can you describe the grubs and where you found them on the plant?

Digging up the bulbs just as they are coming into flower may not have been the best course of action (too late now) as the bulbs need their leaves to help build up a food store in  the bulb in order to produce a flower next year. Let's see if we can identify the pest as a matter of interest...otherwise you'd probably have more success with fresh bulbs next year.

If the grubs were in the roots it could well be vine weevil....it is also possible that 2 different bugs attacked your gladioli - 1 on the leaves another 1 on the roots!

Hibiscus Handling

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 19:37

Mine's never been pruned so has new growth every year. I don't think that is it but then...I've got no flowers! Maybe I shall prune part of the bush and see what happens next year - seems a shame as it is a lovely shape and size and I can't justify it  

North facing wall

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 19:31

The climbing hydrangea would be a good choice. It will take it a litlle while to cling to the wall itself so a little help may be needed at first. You would need as big a planter and you could manage and need to remember to feed and water it regularly.

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