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The deep polystyrene fish boxes that salmon get delivered to the supermarkets make an ad hoc cold frame with a sheet of glass or plastic over.
The chemist type ones are good for keeping a couple of cans cold in the car, or getting ice lollies home from the supermarket.
I saw a red Admiral today. didn't get a photo though. Also I had an emerald green moth resting on my canna leaves.
I have some baptisia seedlings to get in. Nut, how much space do you give them?
We had a lot of butterflies early on in the year. I assume they laid eggs and the caterpillars are growing. Some will pupate into butterflies later on this year,others will overwinter as a chrysalis.
I cant see any eggs. Is it a poppy. It looks like something has nibbled and the poppy has exuded sap which has then gone black. I would leave them alone. If they've finished flowering you could remove them.
Callistemon probably citrinus which is fairly hardy here. also known as the bottle brush plant for obvious reasons.
It comes from Australia, Hebes come from New Zealand.
Rozanne should flower all summer. If it gets tatty, cut it back hard, feed and water, and then it will send up new shoots.
New growth can be cut back now. If you want to cut back hard into old wood,wait until October,November,or December.
Rhs has good advice on pruning for fruit.
The plugs are tiny, will need growing on in small pots, then you could plant out in autumn and cloche them against the worst of the winter.