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Plant/weed ID

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:10

We get a lot of them in our garden - I noticed one of the chrysalids in the mini-greenhouse this morning.  I left it where I found it to pupate 

hedges

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:04

I would plant a holly hedge - it's an evergreen British Native and provides good cover and nesting opportunities for wildlife, it'll form a dense hedge which will deter intruders and you can also have berried holly branches for Christmas.  

http://www.hedgesonline.com/holly-hedging 

It grows much more quickly than people think, but I would erect a windbreak screen http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/windbreak-and-shade-netting-cid182.html  around the outside and plant the holly inside - that little bit of protection will help the holly to bulk up a bit more quickly, and will also stop passers by and their dogs from damaging it until it has grown into a sturdy hedge.

 

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:48

It looks like a pupa of the beautiful Angle Shades moth 

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/angle-shades

 

garden centres vs garden nursery's

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:16

If you want some basic plants, similar to the ones everyone else has got,  and some pots and bags of compost and manure and some new tools, camping equipment, Christmas decorations and some tropical fish, bird food, kitchen equipment, new boots, a gilet, sweets, birthday cards, artificial flowers or some costume jewellery the go to a garden centre 

If you want to buy some special plants from someone who understands them and has grown them well, then go to a family-run nursery 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:10

Well, he does like cake ......... but he gets a lot of it at work - he's their official cake tester  so it'll have to be very special cake to keep him out of the studio after he's finished digging the pond .....

hellebores

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:58

Well yes, Nut, there's those as well, and then there's lovely little family-run nurseries .................. 

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:57

hellebores

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:51

Lisa, I'm better than I was now that I'm retired and don't work next door to one GC - but it doesn't help that my OH works in a farm shop on the same site as another GC and of course I go there to do the food shopping ......... well, once the car's parked there ............... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:48
Verdun wrote (see)

...... Saw a guy watering his garden today....what???

 

Watered mine today, but only where I'd sown some beetroot seeds  

Verdun wrote (see)

Been hot here today.  A day for salads and ice creams.  Wonderful day

Expecting a few plants by courier on Tuesday.....posting tomorrow.

 Saw a guy watering his garden today....what???

 

 

4thPanda wrote (see)

.... Can I get a loan of your under gardener please 

He says he's very expensive   

And anyway, he has more pond to dig tomorrow - we've just decided it's going to be even bigger 

competition

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:55

I won one last year 

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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