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Do scouts still do Bob a job week.?
School summer holidays coming up. I recommend a strong 15 year old and a little tuition. There must be some kid in the area who wants to earn some money.
Good morning everyone. It's a lovely day here.
Long tailed tits and nut hatches on the feeders,lots of new bluetits and great tits. They've just about cleared me out of bird food, but another order is on its way.
Have you a photo of the black bugs. ?
Are they pollen beetles?
Magnolia grandiflora flowers do turn brown when they get wet as they are about to open. They only really look good in a dry spell.
Sedums are usually used as roofing plants. They cope with minimal soil.
If its up against the building walls, you will probably need to water it well.
You could sprinkle the phacelia tanacetifolia that is used as a green manure. It will grow on just about anything. Let it flower. The bees love it. Then in autumn cover the area with a thick layer of compost or other organic mulch. Let the worms do most of the work.
I keep getting an advert telling me I have mail.... not the nice Joanna Lumley voice either,
In that case I would expect bindweed.. Sorry for getting your hopes up.
I also get lots of field bindweed (pink flowers) and hedge bindweed. I thought today that beans and bindweed look very alike. The stems are different though and you can only tell by close examination. Gently tugging on bindweed brings up the thick white roots.
I have got loads of beans cropping up where they were last year. Partly because I didn't clear last years crop and sticks until April, but I expected the beans that dropped to be either eaten by voles, or to rot in the soil. I might get a better crop off the self setters than the ones I sowed in pots in the greenhouse!!!