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Cytisus Goldfinch - Is this normal

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 12:40

That means they're ripening - then they'll begin to split open - that's when the seeds are ripe and ready to be sown so you can have more .......... 

Cytisus Goldfinch - Is this normal

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 12:35

Those are seedpods 

bug problem on herbs

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 10:35

Leave them where they are - they know what they're doing 

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. 

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