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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

A Red Hot Mystery!!

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:09

Could it be a coleus?

Sweetpeas

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:48

They both sound thirsty to me - I'm putting the sprinkler on my runner beans for an hour every other evening - I've done the same for sweet peas other years (didn't grow any this year).

HOG WEED

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:38
treehugger80 wrote (see)

...easy way to tell the difference between native and giant hogweed, if its flowering and its bigger than shoulder height - its giant hogweed, its illegal to grow it anywhere and its the land owners responsibility to remove it once it is discovered

Not quite true Treehugger https://www.gov.uk/prevent-the-spread-of-harmful-invasive-and-non-native-plants

and I've come across native hogweed in flower at least as tall as me and I'm 5'6" .  The best way to tell the difference is by the leaves.  Giant hogweed has jagged leaves - Common hogweed leaflets are more rounded at the edges. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blogs/woodland-trust/2015/07/giant-hogweed-the-facts/

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:07

Very proud of you Wonky - no one should have to go through what you and you're lovely hub have been through over the past three months, but you did it and held your hed up and were vindicated!  I never had any doubt that you would be  

 

And look on the bright side - you had three months of being paid to play in the garden, win prizes and get the best sun tan around

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

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

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