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Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 08:14

Acuba japonica variegata and Choisya Sundance

Birds.

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 07:50

We put some live mealworms out yesterday and a pair of robins were back and forth all day taking beaks full to their nestlings.  We moved the dish closer and closer to the terrace table and it didn't deter them - today the dish is on the table - we shall see if the robins are brave enough to join us for our morning coffee

In the late afternoon a hen blackbird was bathing at the end of the pond while a robin was using the shallower birdbath nearby - as soon as the blackbird saw this she left the pond to use the birdbath and the robin had to wait until she'd finished before it could come back.  What a dog in the manger

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 07:38

Fingers crossed Hosta

Does anyone recognise this dahlia?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 07:12

I've put mine straight into some of the pots I usually use for tomatoes - I'm determined not to grow quite so many tomatoes this year so I'm filling the pots up with other things - and they're in a sheltered spot on the terrace

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 07:05

Fantastic - if you lot are buying varieties that do well in cold wet weather, that means we're guaranteed to have a heatwave - Yippee!!!

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 07:03

Don't tempt me ................

But what would my robins and hedgehogs do without me

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 06:56

Down to 2.6C here overnight Brrrrrrr!

Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 06:52

You don't need heavy boulders - we've used turf to cover the edges of the pond liner and allow it to grow longer around the pond to provide the frogs etc with some cover to hide in.  This is the day the turves were laid

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/72701.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

And this is a couple of months later, with baskets of native plants getting established in the pond.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/72702.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

Shrub Id please

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 06:38

Hurrah! 

Now, where can I put one of those ..............

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 06:35

I've been having a read back too and yes, DD those pics look amazing - you've worked incredibly hard and it's looking lovely

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Neonicontinoids

Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 22:27

Galanthophiles

Please help me choose 
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Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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