Dovefromabove


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Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 07:03

  Now the weather is getting colder the birds are coming back to the gardens - we had several goldfinches on the sunflower heart feeder yesterday

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Posted: 21/11/2015 at 06:55

G'day Pat

At the moment the plan is to move the compost bins into that corner, and then plant a tree and some shrubby undergrowth sort of stuff where the bins were, and then a big sunny bed in the area that used to be so dry that nothing grew. 

The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 06:52

When we moved here we discovered one of the beds infested with vine weevil  - mainly affecting the primulas - we applied Nemasys twice that year (now three years ago) and have had very few problems in the bed since. 

However this year I have found a couple of grubs in pots of fibrous rooted begonias so next spring, as soon as the temperatures improve I'll treat the beds again. 

My plan is to keep the 'background level' of weevils down and that way that they don't spread to the pots and tubs of bedding plants in the summer. 

Sort of using the bedding plants as an 'alarm' if you get my meaning

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Posted: 21/11/2015 at 06:41

Good morning all

2.4C out there last night, wet and windy.  It would be nice to see the sun coming up to see the difference in light without the tree - but I don't think the sun's going to be noticeable this morning

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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:55

Mine's big and black with three straps   No hinges thank goodness

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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:43

Morning Pat   I bet your air's not as chilly as ours - Brrrrrrrrrrr!!!

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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:42
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Get your flip flops and thong packed Hosta - and don't be coating yourself in olive oil...

Have a lovely time - send us a postcard. Do people still do that, or is it just me? 

I'm off to collect another knee brace soon. Sigh... 

My new knee brace arrived today - very attractive .......... not

We always send postcards when we're on holiday - we  singlehandedly  saved the Cornish Postcard Business this summer  

BOGGY CORNER

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:12

And Rodgersias ..... how could you all forget to mention Rodgersias - a boggy spot in the sun - absolutely perfect for them, large leaved exotic looking perennials - real statement plants just made for your garden

Thyme and sedum - plant them out now?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 18:10

Sounds good to me - yes gritty compost. 

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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:57

Hosta - you have mail

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