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Plant sometimes commonly called Bumble Bee plant/Bee plant/shrub?

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 15:15

Possibly one of the Cotoneasters, pariate. Bees love the flowers, and the flowers are followed by berries which the birds love. 


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 19:03

Evening all. Just catching up with you all as I've been at work all day. 

Specially for archie, I did a roast with the Yorkshires that I promised a week ago, so here's a few to go with your casserole :

 Pdoc - hope you can keep the water at bay. Perhaps a raft is what's required 

Have a Yorkshire if archie leaves you  one.

Feeling very grateful here as we have no real weather problems. Just cold winds and sleety snow/rain after the snow and ice this morning. I have an elderly uncle who lives about 5/6 miles north of the flooded areas east of Windsor, but he is ok thankfully.

Thinking of all of you who are having dreadful conditions today, and wishing I could do something practical to help. 


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 20:08

Fidget - have you turned into Michael Winner....

We have white stuff here - and the leaden sky suggests there's more to come.....happy days..... 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 19:42

I'm with her on that one  KEF 

Our council constantly bangs on about how they keep the council tax low, frozen again for another year - blah blah blah. That's because they don't provide decent recycling facilities -  among many other things....  

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 19:14

I'll keep a space for you KEF  

Does your Mum want a space too? 

Under planting with snowdrops

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 19:05

Ashleigh - there's a nursery online called  Long Acre Plants which has a lovely website and they specialise in shade lovers. I've not used them personally, but found them because I was looking for specific plants. They look very good. 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 18:56

MrsG - Me and fidget are starting the Revolution....

Do you want to join? 

Crows and Magpies!!!

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 18:49

It's just a fat ball feeder lily. Probably got it in the GC or B&Q. It has a lid, which makes it look a bit like an acorn, but it wouldn't fit inside with that on. 

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 18:01


That's a little harsh - last day of May we just about finish winter, and get a good month before Autumn arrives 

My ex partner was fond of a good burning. He lived in a village - not even semi rural really - and never had any problems. It must depend totally where you live and  what council policies are. 

Unwanted visitor

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 17:46

I was about to say the same as Dove.  I've currently got some unplanted areas of compost in a raised bed and I  put the wire mesh shelves from my little growhouse across the bigger spaces and stuck some of my pots of bulbs and young plants into the other bits. The mesh is several inches above the soil though. Jaggy branches work well too - I often use prunings from Berberis or Pyracantha.

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