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The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 19:29

My dad decided to cut the hedge while mum was out shopping. Trouble is we didn't have a hedge. It was a shrub border and the philadelphus and Lavatera Barnsley were about to flower. He cut all the flower buds off.

Mum didn't speak to him for three weeks.

Can you name this?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 16:06

Scarborough , Canada,  not scarborough, Lincolnshire.

You'd probably get a better reply on an american or canadian forum.

Firey colours- coleus?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 16:01

Coleus are not hardy in the UK. You could use them in the summer but would need to bring them inside for the winter, or grow fresh from seed each year.

Plum Tree Thing

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 13:49

Has it had plums on before? I had a garden bargain cherry tree that had pears on it.

Papayas grow straight off the stems like that

Can you name this?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 13:46

What country are you in ?


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 13:44

Foxgloves are only dangerous if you eat them.

So long as no one mistakes them for cabbage you should be all right. All foxgloves contain digitalis glycosides such as digoxin and digitoxin in the leaves.  This affects the heart in mammals. 

Bees love them and the pollen doesn't affect insects.

Foxgloves come up as self setters in my veg beds. I just move them to the flower beds.


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:39

How do you set up a mothtrap.? I would like to see what we get  at night.  No bats so far this year.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 19:09

Stuck indoors working all day. Cloudy all day yesterday, brightened up this afternoon.  Now for a well deserved Pimms and a look at the garden before watering it again.

O.T. just thought you might like this.

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 18:36

Like it          Like it           Like it  

Ericaceous Compost Recommendations

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 18:23

i've got 3 blueberries in 12 inch terracotta pots. Now 3 year old. Enough blueberries to use as garnish but not enough for blueberry muffins. Still they get bigger each year. I don't do much at them. Blackbirds like them so they need netting.

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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