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The Silent Gardener

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:16

Lovely 

Who else loves the humble sempervivum

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:15

We love sempervivums - used to have a long narrow raised brick bed of them alongside the front path of the Victorian terraced cottage where we used to live - they looked lovely with gravel around them.  Now we have some in a terracotta pot on the terrace. 

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:07

No artjak, don't think they'll go up the tree after adult birds, but they do eat eggs and nestlings.   Where you are, I would imagine the main diet is amphibians.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:03

Just come in from watering - had to give the new border in the front garden a real soaking with the hose as all the plants are recently planted - then I turned the hose on the clematis, honeysuckles and roses on the Shady Bank - it may be shady but in this heat they're drying out.  I gave the veg beds a good soaking with the sprinkler last night so they're ok, but the raised beds all needed plenty of water again today. 

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 16:08

They'll travel quite a way, and climb trees, to get to a bird's nest!

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:57

Think the younger ones eat slugs, but the bigger the snake, the bigger the prey - big ones will go for frogs, small mammals and birds - keep an eye on those baby robins!!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:54

I think you're going to get ours tomorrow Archie, and we're going to get your rain - but I hope not 'cos son is helping out here http://www.maverickfestival.co.uk/ 

He'll have been erecting teepees today and possibly doing some sound engineer stuff over the weekend - hope the weather stays good for him - he deserves some fun 

bee success

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:48

Isn't it fantastic news!!! 

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:47

Lucky you Artjak  Very Lucky you  

I know grass snakes have been seen around here but we've not seen one in our garden - yet.    

When I had the smallholding we had grass snakes in the meadows and swimming in the ponds catching Gt Crested Newts. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 14:45

Back lawn mowed - will do the edges when I've had another cold drink - 30.3C in the shade .......... 

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Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 13:33

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

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