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ROSEBAY WILLOWHERB

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:34

Thanks Busy Bee2,I will have a look. Landgirl100,Yes the catterpillars need fuchsias but for healthy Catterpillars you first need healthy Elephant Hawkmoths which I have been reliably informed feed mostly on Willowherb ,this is begining to sound a little like the chicken and the egg isn't it !??!

Regards David and Trish

Rosebay Willowherb

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:24

Brilliant I wish more people would give a little more thought to our beautiful wildlife,I've always thought a lot of what some people call weeds are actually wild flowers in their own right and very beneficial to our wildlife,my wife and I over wintered an Elephant Hawkmoth catterpillar and last night I had the pleasure of releasing one just like the one in the picture after I had the amazing experience of her sitting on the back of my hand for a minute or two before taking flight,it was magical.

Regards,David and Trish 

ROSEBAY WILLOWHERB

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:35

WHERE CAN I FIND THIS PLANT I WOULD LIKE SOME IN MY GARDEN AS IT IS THE MAIN FOOD SOURCE FOR THE ADULT ELEPHANT HAWKMOTH WHICH IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND I BELEIVE SOME OTHER SPECIES AS WELL.

REGARDS,DAVID

Rosebay Willowherb

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:28

It is the main food source for the  Adult Elephant Hawkmoth,which is very beautiful

ALUMINIUM GLAZING BARS

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 11:31

We have an old aluminium greenhouse that was about to be scrapped,I am trying to restore it to its former glory and put it to use,problem is the glazing bars are full of old putty which is proving very difficult to remove has anyone come accross this problem and if so what is the best way of getting rid of this extremely hard putty? ,obviously the bars will have to be stripped right back to there original state before I can attempt to reglaze,any sugestions please.  

LEAN-TO GREENHOUSE

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 12:44

I have a large cabin at the bottom of my garden 12 ftx12ft and I am thinking of building a lean-to greenhouse onto it ,has anybody any woodworking plans for such a project please.

Regards,Dave 

POTATOES

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 21:20

Thankyou ,so it seems it is best to be patient and let the flowers die back for the best crop and plenty of water.

POTATOES

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 19:38

I am going to try and grow some potatoes in sacks I know Ihave to earth them up as they are growing but when do you harvest please ,is it after the  flowers have died or during flowering? 

Talkback: How to earth up potaotes

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 19:31
How do you know when to harvest,is it after flowering?
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ROSEBAY WILLOWHERB

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ALUMINIUM GLAZING BARS

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LEAN-TO GREENHOUSE

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POTATOES

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