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Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 18:38

I checked the skies today and I think the Swifts have gone home for another year, its sad when they leave. Yesterday while I was out I did see lots and lots of Swallows and what a site they were swooping around and so close to our heads. Denise, what a nasty neighbour you have, I would report him aswell, the swifts have such a hard time anyway without that numpty destroying their nest. Let us know what happens.


Rhubarb in pots.

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 17:49

My rhubarb is in a very large tub (the bottom half of a 40 gallon drum), and it has been in there for about 3 years. We have had some lovely sticks from it but this year it hasn't done so well. We have had a few sticks this year but not like last year. It got through the winter ok, I didn't do anything special to protect it. Some of the leaves on mine have gone a bit yellow, I have been watering it well. So if anyone knows why I would be very greatful. Lavenderlass, I hope yours does ok, like you I didn't have room to put it in the ground. 

Does anyone know what plant this is please?

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 18:07

It looks like a Delphinium to me, but what ever it is, it looks bloomin marvellous. What a lovely colour. 

The long game

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 18:58

What a lovely place you live in. Its looks as if it going to be like Homes Under the Hammer with before and after pictures. We have stayed in St Austell many times and other parts of Cornwall, beautiful place. It must be lovely to have blank canvas, I am very impress with what you have done so far. Do keep us updated on your  progress.

Good Luck 

T&M offer July Lavender

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 18:47

I totally agree with you, I received my Lavenders about 4 weeks ago and they are all growing into lovely strong healthy plants. They really are great value. 

Talkback: Snails

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 18:42
I know how you feel Kate, I too have had a battle with them. Unlike you, I do have some runner beans growing, though I did think at the start I wouldn't have any left. I must admit that I did put a few pellets down at the start but now I am using broken egg shells and it does seem to keep them off my French Beans and my lettuce are doing fine as well.

Giant Hebe

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 19:06

My goodness, I have never seen such large hebe. And I thought mine was spreading a lot, this one make mine look-----well, small. I always give mine a trim in the spring and it alway flowers its socks off every year. Yours is such a beauty it would be a shame to take it down. Sorry I haven't been much help in telling you what you should do, but it is just stunning.


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. 

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