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Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:01

Think of them as cut flowers. Dump them on the compost heap when you have done with them. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 00:11

Good  Morning, Pat.


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 00:09

Yes, we have the beeflys and their prey, and they do love the primulas. We have the solitary bees that nest in the ground, and tree bees in bird boxes, as well as the usual bumble bees. I am planting some Stachys byzantina, hoping for carder bees.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 19:40

Doing a bit of weeding today. This beefly landed on me.



 Normally they buzz around like a golden snitch, so it was amazing to study it up close.

ID plants please

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 19:18

?? umbellifer family, onion family,  basil?

what did you plant?

Help Bougainvillea desparately needs saving

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 21:32

If you have eliminated the whitefly, then hard prune it, feed  with  a tomato  feed or phostrogen to promote flowering, and water it, and it should put on new growth which will flower later on in the year.

Bougainvillea will not stand frost, they need to be kept frost free. They will drop leaves in cold weather.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:51

I get an overwhelming urge to peel eucalypts when they look like that, Pat.


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 22:14

If its sandy and you sieve out stones which would damage the lawnmower, spread it very thinly on the lawn, let it grow then spread thinly again, building up in layers.

Don't ever spread clay on top. Our neighbours did, and when it rained it diverted the rain through my garage.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 21:08

I'm watching Ben Fogle and sharks.

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