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Bees Are Already Buzzing!!

Posted: 23/01/2012 at 18:31

I saw my first Bee today buzzing around my Hydrangea. I don't think I have ever seen a bee in January, it has got to be the very mild winter we are having. I want to encourage more bees and wild life into the garden this year so seeing this little bee is very encouraging. 

Remove Crocosmia

Posted: 21/01/2012 at 16:33

I had a lot of Crocosmia that had to go due to the garden being altered. Mine was only a small amount but I dug the corms up, saved some of  them and put them in pots. We did put Round Up on the ones that were left as they continued to grow and that seemed to help a lot. Where my crocosmia were, we have made our driveway larger so concrete works a treat. 

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 21/01/2012 at 16:21

Hi Eddie Jefferies, Love your cat it really made me smile 

Talkback: Plans for a garden

Posted: 20/01/2012 at 18:54
Hi Kate, I plan to plant more perennials into my front garden this year. The last three years I've planted Petunias, Busy Lizzies etc. I've got some Dahlia tubers to go in and hardy Fuchsia's that I've grown from cuttings. I've also got Foxgloves that I've grown from seed that I collected from my original plants. I'm just hoping I can pack it with even more colour this year and encourage more butterflies and bees. I have put three bird nesting boxes up for Blue Tits and Robins, all they have to do now is move in.

Invasive triffid-like bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2012 at 18:21

That looks like it came out as complete rubbish, sorry about that. Here is the web site. www.completebamboo.com/bamboo_removal.html

Invasive triffid-like bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2012 at 18:18

I do know that Bamboo is difficult to remove. I have a Bamboo, mine is growing quite happily in a large pot, its been in there for nearly ten years and is still going strong. Have a look at this web site it may help you. Good luck 

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Alstromerias

Posted: 18/01/2012 at 18:07

I have got my Alstromerias in pots and they are still flowering. Last year I just cut the old stems down when I saw new growth coming up. I've got new growth coming up now but I wont cut them back yet as they still have lots of flowers on them. Its all to do with this strange weather we are having.  They are just a lovely plant and I wouldn't be without them.

Talkback: Growing hebes

Posted: 16/01/2012 at 18:23

Thought you might like to see my Hebe, it flowers its socks off every year.

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 It never disapoints.

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 13/01/2012 at 16:39

I might try lion dung, its worth a try. I wont use anything that may hurt the cats, after all they dont understand and they are only doing what cats do. 

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 12/01/2012 at 16:38

Thank you for your comments.I've got Curry plants in my front garden and they still go into the flower bed now and again. I think really its a problem we gardeners may have to live with, I've tried the ultra sonic devices and they're not  very good either. I'm glad I didn't throw my dogs pooper scooper out. 

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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Last Post: 09/01/2014 at 21:15

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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Last Post: 02/10/2013 at 22:45

Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 12:29

Dahlias

They are so lovely 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 17:53

RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

California Blue Bells

Never Grown These Before 
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Last Post: 10/05/2013 at 15:56

The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
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Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 20:34

Still no emails

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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 11:53

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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Last Post: 16/03/2013 at 07:42

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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Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:43

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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Last Post: 14/03/2013 at 22:46

Big Garden Bird Watch

It's Time to count those birds 
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Last Post: 11/01/2013 at 17:17

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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Last Post: 21/04/2013 at 14:00

GW Calendar

Its Shrunk!! 
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Last Post: 02/12/2012 at 19:11
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