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hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:25

Pauline7 When you've finished the OS jigsaw see if you can find a geological map one of the same area

Identify unusual plant

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:17

You won't think it unusual if you let it seed, you'll have 'undreds of 'em

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 22:07

Edd You're in the right place there.  Visited much of that area with the Open University when they used to do Summer Schools. Still have some interesting stuff on my shelves.  The fish and chips were always excellent as well

fuchsia cuttings

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 20:45

Mine are

Native plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 13:26

Disagree with you S67. Most native wildflowers would not enjoy being in a small London garden and if they did happen to they would take over everybody else's garden as well, in short order.  As for seeking out an Elm tree, I remember Elm trees well.  Magnificent specimens but you would need a very large garden indeed to have one of them. 

Native plants

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 15:44

Why is a London Council promoting wild flower plantings in your private garden? 


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:24

The size ref in the report says 'up to 8mm', Midge species are a bit like dogs, they're all dogs but that's anything from a Yorkie to a Great Dane.  A house here had the same problem though the midges were always gathered in the upstairs east facing window presumably trying to get out  There were no bark chippings anywhere near, nor orchids but there were house plants. In fact, a bit of a strange house as there was a rather neglected greenhouse attached directly  at he west end and entered via the house.  Those people have long gone now but I might enquire if the problem still exists


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 21:40

I spent Thursday to Sunday sitting in a marquee on Lyme Regis beach for the annual fossil festival. I have only just thawed out completely and it wasn't because I'd gone in a T-shirt.  Still, at least the marquee stayed put which was a blessing though it several times felt like it was going out to sea at any moment.  Chip  and hot butties shops were doing a roaring trade but I think the ice cream jobbies might have been a bit down

Discouraging Starlings

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 10:07

I agree with you Darren.  Haven't seen any round here for years though there used to be a huge flock round the hospital in Dorchester as well as in the countryside.  I watched them last in Gillingham North Dorset 4 years ago, the traffic was stopping wherever it could just to watch. Such astonishing grace

Why won't plants grow under my Holly tree?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:22

There's a huge holly tree at the end of the hedge behind the flats I live in but that corner does get the late afternoon sun.  I have several large tubs there  planted with various bulbs and perennials.  I feed the tubs but not the holly as its about 10 metres high and produces millions of berries every year, greatly appreciated by the blackbirds on a cold winter morning

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