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Anyone know their climbers?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:12

Clematis vitalba (old man's beard) the English native clematis http://taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-vitalba-oldmans-beard.html

Mares tail

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:09

Doesn't work - ok so it blackens the top growth - it doesn't affect the deep roots which continue to grow.

Also all that salt/vinegar/detergent is really bad for the ecology of the soil

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:07

As  you say, 'gone for now' but it only blackens the top growth, it doesn't affect the deep roots which will grow again. 

 

Mare's tails

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:05

Doesn't work - it blackens the top growth but doesn't affect the deep roots.

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:03

Can I see aphids there?

If so give the flowering shoots a strong blast with the hoze every day to wash them off.

Next year hang bird feeders close by (sunflower hearts are great) to attract bluetits - they'll feed their families on the aphids.

The bluetits and their fledgelings have been all over our honeysuckles for the past couple of months

Hope that helps

Bugs

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 12:28

That would be exciting - they're really endangered https://www.buglife.org.uk/news-%26-events/news/spotlight-darkling-beetle-review-highlights-threats-one-britain%E2%80%99s-most-endangered

But if Lynn has them in such huge numbers I suspect they're not the ones

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:46

I'm doing the washing too Panda - or rather the machine is - I'm just hanging it out

Bugs

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:43

Can we have a photo please Lynn

A Red Hot Mystery!!

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:42

I did wonder - can't see ivery fine detail - going to opticians later in the month, overdue for new specs

So pleased

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:28

'Our' hedgehogs love Spike's Semi moist hedgehog food - available from garden centres and online.  They don't like the totally dried version.  They also like sunflower hearts, dried mealworms, chopped peanuts and banana chips.  They also need a shallow bowl of fresh water - ours drink a lot of water each night.

We have a wooden hedgehog house and some winters it is used, but they seem just as happy to use upturned orange boxes under a pile of garden rubbish

If cats are getting the hedgehog food you can make a feeding station inside a plastic box as shown here http://www.wildlifegardenproject.com/videos/how-to-videos/174-how-to-help-hedgehogs-in-your-garden

Lots of helpful information here http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/help-hedgehogs.html

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Renamed 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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