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WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:15

Hi Lilylouise, those bees in your nest box are probably tree bees. Gary Hobson posted some good pictures of them on this thread. They nested under my roof tiles a couple of years ago and moved on late in the summer.

Plant identity - any ideas welcome.

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 21:15

Like Salino, I think it might be a stachys, they have square stems and usually spread by rhizomes - sylvatica or officinalis

Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 22:15

What an inspiration! The metal dustbin, the soffit dividers, the colours, the design, the planting - all of it. Thank you for taking time to share the journey with us. You have given us pleasure as you are giving passers by pleasure and I hope you will take pleasure yourself in a wonderful project, brillantly executed.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 18:12

Gardeningfanatic,, while surfing on amazon found the nikon 510, according to reviews even better with x42 zoom...the neighbours better look out at this rate of going!! I might get a bit too much info...There are some terrific photos on this thread - I love the goldfinches and that caterpillar is mouthwatering (not I'd consider it as an hors d'oeurve) they really insire me to get a decent camera. Interesting, most of the reviews for the nikons I have read have been written by people taking wildlife and bird photos.

Venturing into the gardening world...

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 16:57

If you want to go into design then you will have to go back to college and take design courses.Build up experience and a portfolio of what you have created etc. This will probably working for friends and family initially (probably for nothing) to build up your reputation and skills. Working for a landscaping company as a 'labourer' will give you experience in 'making the earth move'.

I too completed my RHS Level 2 - I maintain my 'day' job but garden for my local school for fun/volunteer status. Sotongeoff is right  I'm afraid. In this climate of recession, there is little money for niceties even for proven pros. I wouldn't give up your day job - but try to get more qualifications/experience and do more research as to where you could fit it in the horticultural world. Maybe PA for RHS....a gardening or nature based organisation may satisfy both your sets of skills.

You unfortunately will not make a fortune in gardening unless you are very talented - Chris Beardshaw; Dermot Gavin; Alan Titchmarsh; Carol Klein and they have all diversified from being just 'a gardener' or 'designer' or 'nurseryman/woman' to TV presenter, author etc.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 17:19

An aster, possibly

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:05

Thanks for the info Gardenfantic. I am currently researching prices etc. The Nikon you speak of is the only one I have found with such good zoom - 36 and without changing lens etc.

Scented pelargoniums

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 20:30

I've just bought some at a 'Green Fair' in East London. If there are some garden shows on, head for the herb section - they usually have all sorts of smelly plants!

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 20:27

Probably just older leaves reacting to being planted out - new weather conditions/soil conditions etc. if you are getting lots of new healthy growth and flowers too, there shouldn't be a problem. I would just remove the old leaves if they are annoying you.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 23:16

Some fantastic photos. I need a camera to take just such photos - nothing too complicated...any pointers, recommendations, pitfalls...We've just had great spotted woodpecker chicks fledge and I got so frustrated because the camera on my phone would just not focus/zoom enough to give me a decent snap!

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