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Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 20:46
I have done the swift count Kate, counted 40 swooping across the sky. They are just beautiful.

getting on with the neighbours

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 17:30

We are very luckly where we live, our neighbours both sides keep their gardens looking nice. I feel so sorry for you Grandma I do know what it is like to have difficult neighbours as we have had a neighbour from hell in the past. (thank goodness they have gone). As for your dividing boundary walls, if they keep saying it belongs to them, then fine, because when it needs repair they will be the ones to  pay for it. I only have a small garden and a nearly all of my plants are in pots even two Laurels which have been in pots for over ten years and they grow so well with a little love and attention. I do hope you can sort it out. Why do some people have to be so nasty, and where is the point in them arguing it will get them no where in the end all it will give them is raised blood pressure. Good luck.

Alstroemeria Seeds

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 19:46

Thank you geoff for your reply. I have read the Thompson & Morgan link, I do like a challenge but it does seem rather a long winded way of getting them germinate. If I do manage to catch some seeds I maybe tempted, I'll let you know. 

Alstroemeria Seeds

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 19:18

Hi, Does anyone know if it is it ok to sow Altroemeria seeds now. I have two pots full of these beautiful plants that were given to me and I would like to grow some from seed,  

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 18:45
I love the swifts as well Kate. I look for them every year in May and I so look forward to hearing first one screeching high in the sky, they always seem to arrive here in Bournemouth in the beginning of May and I always make a note in my diary and when they leave in August.

Flying Ants

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 18:38

Just been out into the garden to do a spot of watering and saw lots of flying ants flying around. Not everyones cup of tea but they really are a sight to behold as they fly up to mate, unfortunately the males will die afterwards. I never kill them as it usually only for one day but it just amazes me how they know when exactly to swarm when the weather is just perfect for them. Has anyone else see them yet? 

Permanent Markers

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 17:22

I always use a pencil, and for names on labels I want to keep I paint over the name of the plant with clear nail varnish, works a treat.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:16

ooooh geoff what a vision.    I need a lie down after that. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 18:35

Didn't know you wore a bikini geoff, any photos

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 18:17

It's rain rain and more rain. It has been raining since late morning and as Geoff said its none too warm either. 

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Double Reply and Large Font

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Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

I am determined to keep on top of the seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow my seeds little earlier than I have done in the past. I h... 
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Talkback: Autumn harvests

This has been the first time I have grown marrows and they have grown so well, I only put two plants in. We have eaten some of them and with... 
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Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

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Dahlias

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RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
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California Blue Bells

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The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
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Still no emails

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Talkback: Garden seating areas

I've got two seats in my back garden. One I have had for a long time and is nice and secluded and the other one, my husband got it at a car ... 
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Talkback: Early seed sowing

I have sown some tomato seeds this weekend and sweet pea. It is just great to be out in the garden, and it is lovely to walk into a lovely w... 
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Talkback: Garden birds

I haven't had many birds in my either, and RSPB Bird Watch was disapointing to say the lest as I hardly counted any birds compared to last y... 
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Big Garden Bird Watch

It's Time to count those birds 
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Talkback: Building bird boxes

What a brilliant idea for Christmas presents Kate. I've got two blue tit boxes up in my garden one didn't have any birds in it this year as ... 
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GW Calendar

Its Shrunk!! 
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