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Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:59

I hard pruned my ivy one autumn thinking the blackbirds had finished with it and to my utter horror several fledglings fell out of a nest still in use. I tried to put them back but they didn't want to go back.I was horrified as you can imagine. Just a cautionary tale.

Gardener's World programme

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 16:29

Thank you all for your responses. It's great that we have such knowledgable people on this forum. I knew you wouldn't let me down!  

Gardener's World programme

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 14:24

i really enjoyed Gardener's World as usual last night but I must admit that I was a bit surprised that they featured a gardener who bought seeds back from overseas.i amnot sure that this is a legal thing to do. My search on Google didn't really help much.I go to Spain quite often as my sister has an apartment there and I've often wondered if it would be OK to bring seeds back and felt tempted ! Does anyone have the answer to this conundrum?

Rhubarb

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:50

Well all I can say is it has worked for me! I have sandy soil and struggle sometimes to grow good stalks. The year I experimented with the root exposure I had nothing to lose as my rhubarb that year had come up like knitting needles. I promise you it did improve the next year! 

 

Rhubarb

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:39

I have read somewhere on this forum that the best thing you can do with rhubarb is to dig up some roots and leave them on the surface of the soil to get frosted and then plant them again at the end of the winter. I tried it with a portion of a root one year and it did seem to work.You need a bit of courage though and I didn't do it this year as I bottled out! Might try it again this autumn.

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 09:17

That all sounds very scientific and interesting Gardeners Boy. Turning my heap is not an option in the wintertime as a hedgehog likes to rest up there in winter and there could be more than one this year! 

Plant Identification please

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:37

Yes Birdy I did mean the plant in the 2nd photo. The other photo certainly looks like a bluebell but there's only one way to be sure!

Plant Identification please

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:26

i have Linaria purpurea in my garden and it looks just like that when just emerging after winter. It grows quite tall and is very pretty.

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:20

Thanks so much for your replies folks, I won't worry about it now! 

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:04

Hi Dovefromabove, the compost is homemade though I am careful what I put in it.

Discussions started by daydaisy

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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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 09:45

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Is there anything I can do to stop the rot? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 16:19

Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 00:35

I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Due to a spring holiday I have had to buy my tomato plants this year. 
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Last Post: 29/04/2015 at 09:44

The history of the land we call our garden.

What have you found in your garden? 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 11:34

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

This little plant has appeared in an unloved part of my garden. 
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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 19:07

Composting moss

Is it OK to compost moss or should it be put in the green bin? 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 18:10

Gardener's World programme

seeds or Is it legal to bring seeds back from abroad to UK?i 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

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? 
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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:11
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