We've had a few figs, but last year they dropped before they were fully ripe. Although I was watering it I think the pot didn't hold enough moisture because when I first planted it I filled the bottom half of the pot with chunks of polystyrene so it wasn't over-potted. However I realised that it now needs to use the whole pot so today we removed all the polystyrene and repotted it using JI No 3 with lots of added grit. Hopefully well get ripe figs again this year - there are some tiny ones that have over-wintered.
Those primroses have been flowering non stop since early November!
Hmm that was my thought - the Nat Trust are a bit wary of such things following the tragedy at Blicking the other year.
Lets see what Wonky says ... I could always walk around her garden and admire her snowdrops ... She doesn't charge an entrance fee and she bakes good cakes ...
Ducks will eat frogspawn, and at this time of the year they'll also mess up a small pond, pulling at plants, reeds etc
while sussing out prospective nest sites.
That's fine Vishu - I bet there's plenty we don't know about where you live too That's why a forum like this is so good - the more we share the more we learn
Wasps are beautiful and are the gardener's friend - even when you grab hold of a queen who's hibernating in the folded over top of a bag of compost as I did this time last year
Ouch that hurt!!!
But she survived to raise a family who would eat the aphids in the garden.
Hmm ... forecast for Thursday does look a bit grim - there's a gale warning!
Nice to get a real bargain from Tesco Gary - not a common occurrence in my experience
No cicadas in the UK Vishu
However, if they were I'd agree with you to let them be. We have stag beetles in the UK which have a similar life cycle ... the larrvae live in rotting wood ... they're becoming quite rare now.
Enjoying the sunshine