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Who else loves the humble sempervivum

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:15

We love sempervivums - used to have a long narrow raised brick bed of them alongside the front path of the Victorian terraced cottage where we used to live - they looked lovely with gravel around them.  Now we have some in a terracotta pot on the terrace. 

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:07

No artjak, don't think they'll go up the tree after adult birds, but they do eat eggs and nestlings.   Where you are, I would imagine the main diet is amphibians.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:03

Just come in from watering - had to give the new border in the front garden a real soaking with the hose as all the plants are recently planted - then I turned the hose on the clematis, honeysuckles and roses on the Shady Bank - it may be shady but in this heat they're drying out.  I gave the veg beds a good soaking with the sprinkler last night so they're ok, but the raised beds all needed plenty of water again today. 

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 16:08

They'll travel quite a way, and climb trees, to get to a bird's nest!

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:57

Think the younger ones eat slugs, but the bigger the snake, the bigger the prey - big ones will go for frogs, small mammals and birds - keep an eye on those baby robins!!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:54

I think you're going to get ours tomorrow Archie, and we're going to get your rain - but I hope not 'cos son is helping out here http://www.maverickfestival.co.uk/ 

He'll have been erecting teepees today and possibly doing some sound engineer stuff over the weekend - hope the weather stays good for him - he deserves some fun 

bee success

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:48

Isn't it fantastic news!!! 

Massive grass snake

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 15:47

Lucky you Artjak  Very Lucky you  

I know grass snakes have been seen around here but we've not seen one in our garden - yet.    

When I had the smallholding we had grass snakes in the meadows and swimming in the ponds catching Gt Crested Newts. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 14:45

Back lawn mowed - will do the edges when I've had another cold drink - 30.3C in the shade .......... 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51625.jpg?width=350

 

Rhubarb pests

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 14:26

Hi Mike   could you post us some photographs of the damage please.  To post a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions.  Sadly it doesn't work on phones - yet!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07
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