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Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:34

Whatever he is, he's gorgeous 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:32
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

Mixed herbs picked and displayed in jam jar and named...

red spuds lifted... need 3 same size and clean. Have 2 really goodly sized ones only, dam... never mind. Do I go with these or three smaller but same size

Woody, can you have two entries in the one class?  If not, in my experience of judges I'd go for matching sizes. 

Archie - grand daughter and spuds both gorgeous 

 

Running the gauntlet

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:28

We've had a noticeable increase in butterflies in this garden this week -  red admirals, peacocks, common blue and large and small whites.  

Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:18

They look like two different birds to me - the first one has a pale supercillium (eye streak) and could be a chiffchaff - afraid the picture's not very clear - they won't stand still for photos will they? 

Second one could be a young blackbird - it would help to see it sideways on, but I don't suppose he'll pose for the camera either - but it does look a bit on the small side for a blackbird - the fledglings are roughly the same size as the adults by the time they're hopping about the garden. 

bug problem on herbs

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:05

These are Cardinal beetles - there are a lot about at the moment it seems, we had a post about them yesterday on artichokes.  

They are definitely 'Good Guys' and should be welcomed - they eat the larvae of other insects, including those of the Baddies 

I'll try to find the other thread about them.

Stake recently planted apple tree

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:03

I would use a diagonal stake, as shown here http://rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=208 

I know it suggests using this for trees on sloping sites, but it's also useful for other purposes too.  

Staking this way keeps the roots stable whilst allowing the trunk of the tree to flex in the wind and build up it's own strength. 

Screening

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:10

Hope Bob doesn't mind me popping in and saying that his picture is an aquilegia 

What goes with what?

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 08:56

Green gladdies would be great - I've just looked on Sarah Raven's site - this Weld would be fabulous, dotted around and weaving through the bed  http://www.sarahraven.com/flowers/seeds/perennials/weld.htm 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Suggestions welcome 
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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Which beer is best? 
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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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