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Jasmine

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 19:37

Hi Lucy I do trim mine back in early spring before it starts bursting into life. It always seems to get through the winter ok, I do move it to a more sheltered spot in the winter so that may help. 

Jasmine

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 18:02

Hi Lucy, I have got a jasmin, mine is in a pot. When I first got it I thought the same as you, it seemed to stop growing and I thought it was dying. But it grew really well the next year and now its so lovely. I don't do anything to mine only make sure it is watered well as its in a pot and fed well. Oh, and the scent it gives off is just amazing.  I'm sure you haven't done anything wrong. Good luck.

Where have all the birds gone?

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 17:46

Lunarz, I haven't seen Springwatch but I would have to disagree with what they have said as I've  seen adult sparrows feeding their young from my feeders and Blue Tits are doing the same with their young. Looking out of the kitchen window this afternoon there were 10 sparrows on one feeder.

Where have all the birds gone?

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 19:08

I still have plenty of birds in my garden in Bournemouth. I have refilled the fat ball feeder twice this week. There a quite a few baby sparrows, they are so cure. I did find last year about september they seem to disapear, maybe they take their holidays at different times depending on what part of country they live. Don't worry I'm sure they will be back.

 

Talkback: Scent and memory

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 18:25
Freesias are just an unbelievable scent and remind me of my mum. I have them growing in my greenhouse in a pot and the scent just fills the greenhouse. Sweetpeas always makes me think of my dad, he always had them growing and my mum had vases full of them indoors. Wonderful.

Alstroemeria

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 18:17

I've got Alstroemeria's in pots and they are flowering their socks. I had them flowering right up to Christmas last year. I cut them back early in the spring and off they go again. I love them.

please suggest plants or plant types

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 19:12

The climbing rose I would use is Golden Showers, it has golden yellow blooms that will flower from June to October. It is a strong grower so its perfect for growing over archways or a pergola and the bonus is that it is perfumed. 

subscription and delivery

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 18:56

Mine has arrived too.

WHAT TREES CAN BE PLANTED AND KEPT IN POTS ?

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 13:26

I have grown a Silver Birch in a pot and it is doing well as you can see. I have also got Lilacs and they flower beautifully every year. Anything can be grown in a pot if you water and feed well.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8282.jpg?width=955&height=350&mode=max

 

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 13:08

I have just taken this picture of my Fox Glove with a hungry Bee inside, you can just see his legs.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8280.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

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