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Advice about fig

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:55

Is it dry?  Although it needs free-draining compost and doesn't like to have wet feet, mine is quite thirsty at this time of year

Keepers or chuckers?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:53

That looks like Ox-eye daisy to me,

or Moon Daisies as my childfren called them - see Noggin and the Moon Mouse

Anyone else get slightly "rare" bird visitors?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:48

IAs well as sunflower hearts, dried and fresh mealworms and ground feed, I've started feeding  suet pellets containing mealworms in a peanut holder - I find that as well as being visited by the blue and great tits, the house sparrows just love these as do the starlings.  The starlings also have to work just a bit harder to cling onto the wire so don't make quite such pigs of themselves as they do on the suet blocks, and this gives the smaller brds a chance.

Is this a massive Dogwood?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 10:27

Looks like a philadelphus to me

Growing leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:49

Alexsia - there's all sorts here and all sorts are welcome - do feel free to pop in for a chat (about anything) on the Hello Forkers thread - (start at the end, not the beginning, it'll take you a year to read it all).

Wwe just dip in and out, saying hello, exchanging news whether it be gardening, pet, hobby or whatever

And your thread has given me the nudge I needed - when we came here I was determined to grow some foliage for flower arrangements - I must focus on that now ...

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:44

Have a lovely day - I hope that you can relax and enjoy it as much as your visitors undoubtedly will

Growing leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:26

I know - I'm a farmer's daughter and in the past I've found it impossible to just keep a few hens in the back garden - I consider the breed, the feed, the yield, the health, I show them, I hatch eggs and increase the 'flock' and in no time at all I've got a smallholding   A sort of 'do it properly or not at all' mentality

People who know nothing about hens just have a few in a chicken run and enjoy them 

Potentilla hedge = too many flowers?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:21

Hi Louise

What a lovely idea - and of course hedges are so helpful to many sorts of wildlife.

Can you tell us a bit about the site for the hedge?  What is growing iaround it?  It's hard to judge whether the potentilla would be 'too much' without knowing what else is going on there.

Maybe a picture of the garden? 

Growing leaves

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 07:39

I know several people who arrange flowers (for local church etc) who have a small clump of asparagus in the garden, purely for the foliage - they planted it years ago, they leave it alone and simply cut the fern when they need it for the foliage.  It can be as simple as that.

They buy asparagus to eat from the farm shop


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 07:28

This website is for the GW magazine.

The website for the GW programme is here

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