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Posted: 04/04/2014 at 15:04


Daughter just showed me this on  t'interweb.  Made me laugh- then I felt so sorry for the blue tit....

I could do with some of those ninja robins to get rid of the fat wood pigeons




Wodehouse competition mistake

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 14:58

Dove had a starring role Steve!   

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 14:44

They look great with acid green foliage pootler. Alchemilla's good with them too.

 I had a little green heuchera which I'd obtained as a seedling and it looked good with that as well.

Unknown Pest Eating Plant

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 14:42

Vine weevils by the look of the notches. It's the adults which eat the leaves like that but the real damage is done by the grubs which eat the roots. If you google you'll see what the adults look like then you can squish them when you see them!

It's a rather unwell looking Pieris, Dee. They don't like alkaline soil and prefer a bit of shade, so it may need a different location and a feed. Healthier plants can withstand a bit of nibbling. They'll take sun as long as the soil doesn't dry out too much.

Just thought I'd share my seed list with you.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:50

Blimey Mike! Are you on the nightshift? 


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:28

Lots of people are finding them useful as a slug deterrent reg. Or put them in a compost bin if you have one 

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:19

Lovely pix from everyone. I only have the ones that I inherited in flower just now. Still a few weeks from seeing any of the new bulbs I planted in autumn. We're always a bit behind up here though. Looking forward to Cheerfulness, Thalia and Silver Chimes soon 

Wouldn't have one of those pink ones if my life depended on it.  

Don't like salmon pink at all  - unless it's a salmon....

need a small tree

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:14

Snowy mespilus is lovely. Lots of good choices already mentioned but take a look at the weeping ornamental pear Pyrus salicifolius as well. I know you want flowers and they are insignificant but the foliage is beautiful - silvery grey.  


Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:10

OKay I'm going to be the 'black' sheep here - I love my black viola 'Molly Sanderson' 

I love very dark colours but you have to work them into your garden in a particular way to get them right.

All colours can be insipid, dull, garish, ugly, disappointing etc etc. It depends what else you associate them with.

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:07

Slug tossing was a favourite pastime of mine years ago. I got quite good at it - right over the garage into next door's dump. The ones that didn't make it stuck to the gritty garage wall....

Fortunately he  moved a few years later and I had a nice neighbour who looked after her garden 

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