Dovefromabove


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Trying to learn about Roses - Suckers maybe!?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:13

Oh dear ... that old saw about  true roses having five leaves and suckers having seven came from when most people  only grew Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses.


Now that people grow lots of different types of roses, and many modern roses have all sorts of varieties in their heritage, it's not true.


Many lovely rose varieties have more than five leaflets per leaf.  Don't prune them off!!! 

Temporary wind protection ideas?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:07

You can buy 'windbreak netting' fabric by the metre from most garden centres ... I use tomato canes and fix the netting to it.  

Bee hive

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 19:43

They're probably Tree Bees ... they often nest in bird boxes.  They're fine ... not  at all aggressive and good pollinators so good to have around the allotments. 


They'll move on of they're own accord at the end of the summer.  


There's nothing you need do other than enjoy watching them.  


There were some in next door's roof the other year ... there were usually a few 'guards' who used to 'dance' around the entrace to the nest ...fascinating to watch. 


Lots of interesting stuff  about them here 


https://bumblebeeconservation.org/images/uploads/Tree_bee_article_2015.pdf 


Trying to learn about Roses - Suckers maybe!?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 19:15

Roses that have deep red blooms often have red colouration in their young growth. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 18:46

Wow, you're really getting it sorted   


Good job your 'helper' isn't a labrador ........ you'd never keep him out of there! 

tadpoles

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 18:12

Make sure you've got some long grass and plants around the pond edges so that when the froglets do leave the pond they're not sitting targets for all the blackbirds and cats in the neighbourhood.  


tadpoles

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 18:00

I've spent a large part of today laying on my tum watching frogs, newts, pond snails, water boatmen and damsel flies in and around our pond ........... bliss 

Grape hyacinth trimming tips needed

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 17:58

When the leaves have gone brown a gentle tug will remove them from where they join the bulb.  

Grape hyacinth trimming tips needed

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 17:53

You wait until the leaves have all turned brown, then you can remove them without damaging the prospect of flowers next year. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 17:29

Obelixx   ... that's the best price I can get for something relatively sturdy ... timber prices seem to be on the up here 

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Shrub ID please

 
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