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Posted: 03/02/2015 at 17:41

I want doughnuts!!!  But it's a Fast Day

Keepers nursery

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:19

I've had brilliant service from Reads

Never used Keepers - sorry.

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 15:30

Have you counted all your toes lately?

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 15:13

But Wikipedia says moles eat a variety of nuts!!!

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:36

But there's only one Nut with a capital N - beware moles Nut!

RE: Avocado Plant

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:32

Yes, pot it up and pinch out the growing tip - this will tell you how

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:24

What sound do you hear Bekkie ? 

The Tu-whit tu-woo sound is a pair of owls - the female says Tu-whit and the male answers her with Tu-woo

what type of bush is this?

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:13
LucyL wrote (see)

 ... it is looking more and more dead as the years go by....


Could just be old age - happens to us all   I'd be having a good think about what to replace it with when the time comes.

Some of that pony poo will help to make good compost to replenish the soil before replanting - conifers are greedy plants.

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 10:49

Wikipedia says that moles will also eat 'a variety of nuts' - that might be your answer.

sweetpea idea

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 10:46
Billie Bilton wrote (see)

Hi Denise, I was told, many years ago, that clematis, left to their own devices in their natural habitat, trail along the ground.  ...


Well, if there's nothing to climb up they do, but as soon as they reach a hedge, shrub or tree they climb straight up it - they're naturally plants of the hedgerow and woodland.

Leaving plants to their own devices is a strange concept - you don't find clematis growing in the wild in the middle of grassland where there's no shrubs/trees to climb up.- they grow in places that are suitable for them - different plants have different needs and if we're going to grow them in what is a human construct, i.e. a garden, then we have to supply them with what they would have when growing in the wild. 

However, there are a few herbacious clematis which do not climb and which do 'tumble'

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ID for hardy geranium please

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I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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