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BIG BIRD WATCH

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:26

Perhaps some other people are doing a bird watch all at the same time. If everyone makes sure their feeders are topped up the birds have a choice of where to go! I always do two stints over the weekend and submit the most successful. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 15:20

Too cold here in Cheshire to do any gardening. I have checked the bird feeders and made a hole in the pond ice for my fish. I suppose that doesn't count though!

Scented Pelagoniums

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Lucky you SFord living near that wonderful nursery. It was such a special place I would recomend it to anyone holidaying in that area We were staying with a friend who lives in North Cornwall.

Scented Pelagoniums

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:39

Thanks all for your very helpful comments. I will take your advice and move them as they are clearly not thriving where they are. 

Scented Pelagoniums

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 14:33

Hello all,  Can anyone advise me on the best way to get my two lovely scented Pelagoniums through the winter? I purchased these plants from a  Duchy nursery in Cornwall and I would really like them to survive until the summer. At present they are in a light but centrally heated room and do not look too happy. Leaves are curling and dropping off. One has become leggy but I don't feel this is the right time to chop those leggy bits off. Would my cold porch or conservatory be better for them or finish them off? Any advice would be very welcome! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caterpillars

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 14:16

Where do you live Alidonne? I would have thought that the first frost would see them off. Perhaps the birds will find them on cold days. The green caterpillars are probably the lavae of the Cabbage White butterfly and I am very surprised that they are still around.mine disappeared in November when the weather changed.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 14:06

I logged in to this forum today to cheer myself up after reading the newspaper. Long may it continue!

Black Eyed Susan

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 17:37

According to my RHS book there are annuals and perennials nut, sorry to argue!

Black Eyed Susan

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:28

hello Gem, I have been growing a Black Eyed  Susie for years and if you mean Thunbergia, I'm afraid they don't last through the winter and get a bit straggly at the end of the season. I believe there is a perennial type so perhaps you have that variety.  They would always be frost tender whichever one you are growing so maybe a tidying up of the plant would be the most you could do for it but don't build your hopes up! 

Plum tree infestation

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Thank you so much for your reply. Further research has led me to believe that the pest is sawfly lavae and not plum moth so perhaps I might try spraying the tree in spring when the blossom falls. There isn't any other place for my tree to go so it may be worth trying to save this one. Other than that would a pear tree be suitable?

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Discussions started by daydaisy

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
Replies: 6    Views: 259
Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:11

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
Replies: 26    Views: 1211
Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 15:00

Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
Replies: 22    Views: 1436
Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
Replies: 5    Views: 437
Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 19:08

My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
Replies: 18    Views: 702
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:18

Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 20:19

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
Replies: 8    Views: 582
Last Post: 30/07/2013 at 13:45

Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
Replies: 9    Views: 467
Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
Replies: 13    Views: 717
Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

what can be done? 
Replies: 13    Views: 789
Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Attitude changes to our environment 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
Replies: 20    Views: 1649
Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23

watercress

How do I propagate watercress from rooted stems? 
Replies: 8    Views: 742
Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 18:25
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