Dovefromabove


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Plant ID pls?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:54

The flower is anemone blanda.


The plant is a achillea - not sure if it's one of the garden types or the 'weed'.  

Great created newts must go!

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:39

Newts are surprisingly resourceful - although somewhat stupid - they regularly crossed our tarmac yard tried to hibernate under our coconut door matting in our old  mill house - inevitably some got squidged .


If you can put a sloping plank in the pond to make a sort of gangway, or even lay an old piece of carpet or underlay, or sacking or old clothing into the pond so that they can climb up and out that'd be good.  


But for goodness sake be careful and don't topple in - you're probably a bit easily overbalanced at the moment!  

Great created newts must go!

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:20

Contact your local Wildlife Trust for advice - you can find their contact details via this site


http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/your-local-trust 


You'll also find important information here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/great-crested-newts-protection-surveys-and-licences 


Gt Crested Newts are protected by law, and you need to get the right advice before doing anything more.


Good luck


Quince tree

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 12:38

Quince produce flowers when they've got their leaves well developed, so I wouldn't expect it to flower until around May.


Quince don't need much pruning - they are tip bearers so if you shorten the branches you are removing the wood which would otherwise produce the flowers and fruit.  I would leave it alone, removing only the occasional weak spiondly branch or any branch which rubs on another.  

Plant which has the most impact on gardening and the plant which has started your passion, according to you.

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 12:25

Having reflected on my earlier answer about raspberries, I think that for me, rather than it being one type of plant that hooked me into gardening, it's more the actual experience of being with and growing plants ............ I suppose that's to be expected, coming from a long line of farmers 

Weed ID

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 12:01

Yes, it's arum maculatum - the leaf shape does sometimes vary - but that's what it is.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 11:58

I know ... but it's a skill worth acquiring so they tell me  ... practice makes perfect 

How can I stop squirrels digging into my palnt pots

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 11:52

I've known people fix smallish holed wire netting over the pots after planting and find it effective.  The plants grow up through the holes and it becomes pretty invisible.


As for bird food - there are some really strong squirrel proof birdfeeders available nowadays - there are some here https://www.gardenwildlifedirect.co.uk/bird-feeders/squirrel-proof-feeders.html  and 


http://www.gardman.co.uk/wild-bird-care/feeders/squirrel-proof.html 


Hope  that helps. 

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 11:17

Hazel ((hugs)) get well very soon 

Plant which has the most impact on gardening and the plant which has started your passion, according to you.

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 10:15
raisingirl says:

 

You have that in common with my greyhound. ...



 I think that's the only thing I'm likely to have in common with her - if only I had her metabolism and elegant figure 

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