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I need your help!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 13:40

Why do i want to help wildlife?

Just seeing all the creatures which thrive in a wildlife friendly garden come and go is sheer delight.

It's not difficult, so why not do it.

We all benefit from it.

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 13:35

Me too verdun, plants being delivered, cold frame full to bursting, looking at the seed catalogues, planning the hanging baskets and veg plot, no greenhouse so sorting what to buy for outdoor cultivation.

Spending far too much money, but hey, life is short so I'll enjoy it whilst I can.

You are not alone!

Wildlife friendly

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 11:08

Try the RHS website for your plants, then go to the plant suppliers, most websites have wildlife friendly sections especially the better ones, crocus/mr fothergills/ thompson&morgan/ suttons/marshalls.

A mixture of low growing shrubs and perennials, clematis, grasses, the odd structural plant to give variation.

The plant selections are endless, the links below to the rhs give a list of year round plants to choose from so you can encourage pollinators year round.

A small pond will encourage wildlife.

try the rspb see link.

GW wildlife gardening section for other ideas.

There are buckets of information on the web as well as many books available.

The best advice I can give is to tackle it one step at a time, maybe start with a small pond first (it can be tiny), then go on to plants.

A small plan will help to define any ideas you have.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Sustainable-gardening/pdfs/RHS_Pollinators_PlantList_v1

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Sustainable-gardening/pdfs/20120702_PerfectForPollinators-WildflowerList_V1

http://homes.rspb.org.uk/

Best of luck.

HydrAngea macrophylla pink care

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:44

It's in pruning group one, see the link to the rhs

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=549

As for feeding, I'd just give it a small feed and refresh the top of the potting mixture.Too much feed and all you'll get is loads of new green and no flowers. It's still a bit early so leave till it starts showing signs of growth. Position is fine.

Rose ID

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 23:13

best get a close up of the flower head, most of david austins have very good pictures of the heads, should be easy then.

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 23:09

which way does all this face?

Vegetable Grow Pots

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 23:05

I've not seen them before, but by the description, there is no reason why they wouldn't work. It makes watering easy and the root structure would have more room, which in theory works. They seem new but someone may know more.

Wavy Hedge

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:16

It looks a bit big to dig up?

If it were me, I'd take a few (10-15) cuttings, grow them on and start by underplanting on one side in the angle, and then start to prune the other side back. 

It will take time, unless you feel like ripping up the centre and replanting in a straight line.

A Very particular rose

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 21:48

A Shropshire Lad Climbing/ David Austin roses.

Blush Noisette 

 

Crown Princess Margareta 

all from David austin, excellent quality and reliable performers

azalea wind damage

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 21:41

It does take patience, but if it's that important its seriously worth a try and it's not difficult.

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