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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:15

Here you are Stacey 

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 We'll try to arrange a selective rainshower over your garden this evening 

Fairygirl can perform magic 

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:02

Hi Rosieprimrose - temps here in the UK are hitting 30C this week - BBQs are being lit, paddling pools filled and ice creams licked.

Doubtless we will have thunderstorms at the weekend! 

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:57

What about English holly?  Not as fast growing as some things, but it only needs trimming once a year, is great for wildlife, provides you with some Christmas decorations and is certainly dense and thorny.  

While it's growing you can protect it with  temporary windbreak netting like this http://premierbarriers.co.uk/catalog/knitted-windbreak-netting-metre-p-439.html which would not need any planning consent etc. 

Talkback: Watering priorities

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:54

You'd need these for pollination 

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What is it?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:51

I'm going for bullace too - some ripen to a greeny yellowish colour with a flush of pink, and some ripen black like a damson -some info here

 http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/bullaces/ 

Lovely for pies and tarts, and they make superb wine. 

Clematis

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:37

They're only babies - I'd be happy if they flowered next year 

Why so few insects this year?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:33

We're in Norfolk and we've got loads more insects in the garden this year than last - we've had lots of hoverflies and bumble bees - yesterday I noticed honey bees in the garden, particularly on the hardy geraniums and a real increase in butterflies over the past week or so.  

Lots of damselflies too; no dragonflies in the garden yet but I'm sure it won't be long - we're in a dragonfly hotspot 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:28

Yes Woody - a bit of forethought can help in this weather can't it?  We're open plan downstairs and have plantation-style blinds at the windows,so on hot days we open the windows and set the blinds at an angle to reflect the sun back outwards - that means we get a cooling breeze through the house and the heat stays outside 

Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:20

Young blackbirds are quite speckly, usually with a hint of orange in their colouring.  We have one who is very orange and speckly.  They're also very friendly.  We've found that they absolutely love the Chapelwood Hedgehog food that we put out for our hedgehogs, so I sprinkle some of that around in the garden during the daytime for the blackbird fledglings - it's keeping them away from my raspberries

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