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I am a sniffer.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 17:13

Love them both Tracey....

I think I need help....

A couple of plant I.D's please

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 17:12

Hostafan - at my last house we got some Vinca major for covering a bare bit next to Hostas near the little pond, but it was never a problem as the bunnies kept it pruned - constantly  

I have the white one here for my back fence shady border.

Jack - you'll get lots of suggestions on the forum for bee and butterfly planting as many of us are very keen on doing the same 

I am a sniffer.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 17:07

KEF - Hawthorn says cat pee to me too, and I know what you mean about Pyracantha but I can forgive them since they are so great for wildlife 


Where have the birds gone!!!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:13

Robins here too. Mr and Mrs were both tucking in recently. I've got mealworms in with the seed mix I put out.

Edd - that robin of yours will need to go on a  diet! 

A couple of plant I.D's please

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:11

Sedums are great for bees and butterflies too Jack, and are easy to propagate. You can pull little bits off and stick them in a pot of gritty compost and they'll take no problem. A sunny spot which free draining soil is best for them.


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:06

Glad they're growing well chicky 

I really need to go and get food shopping soon or daughter will be taking dry bread or porridge to school for lunch tomorrow 

Have done all my h****work though 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:02
Verdun wrote (see)

I love the smell of mint imperials..........I'll get my coat 


 Me too! 

Nut - you and Dove need to get out more....

Sniffing Frittillaries is quite hard to say...


Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 14:59

Charley that would be fine for a Clematis. Don't be put off by what we've said about having them in pots. It's just that they thrive better in the ground, which makes it easier to maintain them. As long as you give them enough food and water you can grow Clematis successfully in a pot that size. I was constructing raised beds last year so I had three of them in pots from about May. I mentioned one already, but I had an Etoile Violette in a 12" plastic pot  which grew well and  flowered all summer. I just had to be vigilant - especially with watering - but I had other plants in pots shading it's roots which helped enormously. Here's a pic -you can see there's plenty of buds. It had only been in the pot a short while and made plenty of growth :




Fern flourished through mild winter.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 14:46

Birdy - I think for most people - it's not been much of a winter for getting out and about in the garden or anywhere else really! Here's hoping we get some decent weather and the ground starts drying out. 

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 14:43

ddoris - that sounds quite like 'squinty' that we had in our garden. His beak didn't close very well either. He always seemed to be on his own. I always liked to make sure there was enough food available for him as I think he was bullied by other birds quite a bit.

What are we like ...


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