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bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:11

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:55
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
This is an opportunity to buy some nice late summer plants

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:37

I'll have to ask Ma why brother was born in July - goodness knows what reply I'll get - according to her yesterday she and Pa are only recently engaged and are arranging their wedding - they're going to live on the bench on the common which has a lovely view of the sea   Do you think I'll get an invite to the wedding?  Who does she think I am? 

My first ever garden!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:21

That looks so lovely   You've got some really good planting combinations there, good associations of colour, size and texture.  I hope you're very proud of yourself - you should be! 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 18:00

We'll have to think of something ........... although I'll have Panda with me and she's easily recognised with those big black eyes 

When best to remove a leylandii hedge?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:58

I grew a wildlife hedge consisting of hawthorn, elder and hazel with wild rose and honeysuckle growing through it - fantastic for wildlife.

I think you could take the Leylandii out from August onwards, that way even very late nests will have fledged.  

When we took a similar hedge out we were unaware that it had provided hibernation cover for hedgehogs - we've since replaced the dry shade with more undergrowth and log piles as well as hedgehog houses.  

Just thought I'd mention it. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:27

Clari, never say I don't give you anything! 

Yviestevie - lovely pictures - for a moment I thought you were looking after the grandchildren in a balloon in Egypt   I worked it out .... eventually 

OL, they look lovely - love them in a Salade Nicoise   My Buerre de Rocquencourt wax beans are flowering 

Little Black Beetles

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:18

You'll find them on the underside of the lily leaves, smothered in their own poo.  I use a wad of kitchen roll to remove the unpleasant little blighters! 

wire worm in potatoes

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 15:44

 I would never eat anything grown in soil contaminated with Jeyes Fluid!!!

Have you read Jeyes own Safety Data Sheet?

http://www.bashplots.org.uk/COSHH/Jeyes%20Fluid.pdf 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 15:36

Just re-watching GW 'cos I had a phone call on Friday evening - Monty said his birthday was in early July - just googled and it's today

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTY! 

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Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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