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Gardeners' world

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 17:48

I was so interested in the subject of the Andromeda gardens in Barbados featured on Gardeners'World as my daughter-in-law is a Bajan girl and has taken me and my OH around some of the lovely gardens of Barbados on our holidays there. We haven't been to that one featured on Gardeners' World so that is for the next time!  It is true that the flowers we grow here in the UK grow much larger in the Caribbean climate. I remember seeing plants that we grow as house plants growing huge in their lovely gardens.

Arrival of frogspawn

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 13:37

I now know Spring is really on the way as I spotted frog spawn in my pond. Once again my clever frogs have laid it on top of the heron net, which is submerged in water so it is safe from my goldfish. I just might separate some of the taddies when they hatch and put them in a separate container to allow them to grow into frogs.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 14:53

I had to venture out to our doctor's surgery today and there were several trees down in the road. I managed to get there by going a long way round on the main roads. I hope no one gets hurt or killed in these terrible conditions. I echo Marion's words, stay safe all. 

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 12:32

Your daffodils are way ahead of mine Marion which goes to show how much warmer it is down in Bristol than here in Cheshire. Not to worry, our turn will come for us in the North! 

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 16:29

Lovely photos Marion. I have been to that Rococo garden you mentioned, very beautiful. I managed a hour in the garden today and got OH to cut all the new growth around the Bluetits nesting box. They like a clear flight path for their babies and I expect they will be house hunting soon! 

Ladybirds are waking up

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 13:45

Thank you Nut and Dove for your response. As there is no frost today I expect the little creature will survive. I identified it by its brown legs and spotty markings. I am sorry to lose the indigenous species though and it has to be said that I saw very few of those last year.

Ladybirds are waking up

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 09:17

I have spotted two ladybirds which have woken up in the house. Unfortunately one was a harlequin ladybird. I couldn't bring myself to kill it so I put it outside in the cold, which seemed cruel! What would you do?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 17:31

The same here weedy. I am waiting to sow my broad beans in the greenhouse and don't want them to rot before they get going. It is forcast to get warmer thankfully. 

Global warming

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:59

On reflexion I think that light is the biggest factor in bringing on the spring.  Winters are certainly warmer and possibly wetter than they used to be. It is a worrying thought that humans are responsible for this climate change. I wonder how this has affected wildlife such as the length of hibernation for some species?

Global warming

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 15:14

I cannot deny that global warming is happening but I do have a distinct memory of when bringing my daughter and son home from hospital newly born, the daffodils were out on 23rd March and the crocus were out on the 16th February. They are 47 and 44 years of age now. Just saying.

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Gardeners' world

The Andromeda Gardens 
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Arrival of frogspawn

 
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Ladybirds are waking up

 
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Global warming

 
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Bird feeders

Cleaning difficulties 
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Monty Don

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Christmas dilemma

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what is eating my Christmas cards?

 
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Winter flowers

 
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Thanks

 
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Frog spawn at last.

I had given up having any frogspawn this year 
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Last Post: 12/04/2016 at 17:40

Grow bags, where are they?

I would like to start some salad stuff in a grow bag 
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Coffee grounds and slugs

Did you know it is illegal to kill slugs with coffee?! 
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Plant identification please.

I bought a gorgeous planter from Aldi but do not recognise this flower 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 19:41

Goldfish with feelings!

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. 
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