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Plants for wildlife

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 09:16

If they don't, a jam jar full of frogspawn next spring will kick start it for you.


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:59

Cosmos atrosanguineus (chocolate cosmos) will overwinter as a tuber like dahlias. The two grown as annuals C. bipinnatus and C sulphureus )from seed won't. They will produce lots of seed though.

CAn anyone name this plant for me please

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:56

Anywhere it likes to be. If you move it , you will have two, one from the bit of root you left behind, and one from the plant you moved. I think it is A. mollis, the leaves don't look spiky enough for A. spinosus.


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:53

Spinning?,Gym?, you have a garden FGS, what do you need a gym for? On Sunday I emptied The Rotol and dalek into the Tardis for maturing. One hours work with a fork. Yesterday I did some lopping,good for biceps. Today I am going to do some shredding. Shreddings go in big steaming pile in Builders bag for first heat up. Then a good sit down and give the eyes some exercise looking at the garden.

Cancel the gym membership. Spend it on plants instead.

Specimen Leylandii

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:25

If you've only got two wood pigeons, you're doing well. They breed like rats around here and are a flaming nuisance.

Similar to lots but can't find a match

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:00

I freeze the individual flowers into ice cubes for posh pimms.

Similar to lots but can't find a match

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:02

Borage.usually the flowers are blue stars, but sometimes pink(on the same plant)

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:47

How about this one? with 50 free dwarf narcissi as well.



Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:39

Hey, this training works. The aussie lodger has given me notice he will be arriving at luton airport on Thursday.  I have given him train directions to the local station where I will pick him up. I think after, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam and Prague, he's running out of money again.....Advert... Bronzed Australian hunk available for work. Can do lawns(with or without T shirt)...will be working for food and lodging....

As his mother says, you only hear from them when they've run out of cash.

I've taken a dislike to Phlomis fruticosa, so I've hacked it down. It leaves a big space for something else.Just the shredding , weeding, and soil prep to do.

I've also put the first spring bulb order in.

Now how many of those exquisite orchid flowered daffs can I afford from Ron Scamps site...?

Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:48

We  prune it now ,otherwise it gets really shaggy. A tight clipped hedge is good shelter for little birds. The Sparrowhawk can't get in.

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