Dovefromabove


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Computers in gardening

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 06:52

Information on most  plants is easily available online - just put it into Google and choose the most appropriate  source of information. 

You can always narrow your search by using specific search terms e.g. "salvia amistad hardy?" comes up with the Hayloft site with lots of cultural information including that it is not reliably hardy below -5C http://www.hayloft-plants.co.uk/Salvia/Amistad-1-young-plant/prod5023.html

I frequently use my iPhone at the garden centre to find just such information.

You don't need the A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants to be available online to get the information you need.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 20:39

Just popping in to say I've had a lovely day with daughter - she's still here, we've had supper, a couple of glasses of wine and now we're watching GW.  Have a lovely evening folks - see you tomorrow!

Can You Identify this Bird?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 11:06

As I said, from the OP's photo, I'm pretty sure it's a red kite - doesn't look like a sparrowhawk to me.

Potato Vine

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 10:27

Silly me - I should have read your post properly - it is the Glasnevin one

Potato Vine

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 10:27

Grow it - it can be gorgeous - is it the Glasnevin one? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/7846747/How-to-grow-Solanum-crispum-Glasnevin.html

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 09:59

I've just heard that DD is coming up to Norwich to get her hair done so we'll meet up - she may come back here with me and stay the night - we might potter in the garden a bit if the hairdresser gets her finished in time 

Can You Identify this Bird?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 09:22

My best semi-educated guess from that photo would be a Red Kite.

Whereabouts are you? 

Have a look here - there are some pics similar to yours here http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/red-kites-commute-reading-food-8981827

Did you happen to notice the shape of it's tail - the failsafe ID for Red Kites is its distinctive forked-wedge shaped tail. http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/r/redkite/index.aspx

Conifers

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 09:06

I was thinking the same as Blairs    The area at the foot of a wall can be baking hot and in a rain shadow.

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 09:04

Don't put out whole peanuts at this time of year as the baby birds can choke on them.  Use the finely chopped ones.  I've just ordered a batch of  live mealworms for this time of year

Anyone able to identify this plant?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 08:06
BrendaScott53 wrote (see)
... It's not a weed, it's a native wild flower, ...

Yes!!!

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