Dizzy Dahlia

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Wild life...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 20:03

I love watching Autumn watch, Chris Packham is so amusingly geeky, but he knows his stuff. I've been watching out for Waxwings, but haven't seen any this year , although last year I was lucky enough to spot a flock of them eating all the berries in a rowan tree locally. I live in Chester. Any sightings in other parts of the country?


Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 12:21

I had a beautiful row of Irises pop up this year, and could I remember planting them?!!! A lovely surprise, but seriously worried about my tiny brain cells!!! So yes, I'm labelling now!!!

Green water feature

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 19:07

Thanks Fleurisa and Fairygirl, I'll give those ideas a try.

Green water feature

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:48

Thanks Bob, it is in the sun on my patio, so maybe I need to resite it. I'll look into getting some barley straw too.

Green water feature

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:36

I have a circular water feature which is 7 inches deep and about 30 inches wide. Frogs love it and live in it all year round, I have tried growing pond weed in it to try to keep the water clear but it still goes green. I don't want to use anything which will harm the frogs, but would dearly love the water to be clearer. Are there any water plants which would grow happily in such shallow water and would help to oxygenate the water and stop it going green?

Free Poppies

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 21:07

 I have clay soil too and have a cottage style garden full of perennials. I too have lost a lot along the way, but by trial and error have found some that just romp away and are quite happy with their lot.... Japenese anenomes, foxgloves, euphorbias, delphiniums, aquiligias, forgetmenots, ladies mantle (alchemilla mollis), sedums, geraniums, cat mint, astrantias. So quite a few successful. I do try to throw on and dig in some home made compost and leaf mound every autumn which has improved the soil a bit. I have lots of pots too and dont find perennials very successful in them, although hostas are quite happy in them and they have more protection from slugs than in the ground. I grow lots of bulbs and tubers in my pots, spring bulbs, lillies, agapanthus, dahlias, also fushias.  I tend to grow the bulbs in large plastic pots that then get put in glazed blue pots on display when in flower, that way I can keep rotatating pots and keep a show going. Hope that is helpful. Good luck.    

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