Dovefromabove


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Help identifying shrubs please

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:21

A bit blurry but possibly Spanish bluebells - they'll probably flower a bit later ... 

Auction bargain

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:20

I like that sort of bargain - well done 

Plant ID pls?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:17

Well, they need a bit of space, so regard it as a bit of judicious thinning out 

Gardeners' World

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:10

I think the weather is helpful as it's on a Friday and we get an idea of what we can do over the weekend. 

Sweet pea brain fade

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 14:01

Either will be fine Lulu - last year I used MPC - this year I used seed - they're big seeds - they'll be happy with either. 

Is this a wasp?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:58

Look on here https://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/identification/ and see if you can see your bee 


Is this a wasp?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 13:57

Looks like a wasp to me   Probably a queen just come out of hibernation - we had one buzzing around  here the other day.  

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


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