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To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:31

Its a Marsh Tit GWRS  They look very similar indeed to a Willow Tit 

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:10

What has a Willow Tit got to do with Alan Titchmarsh 

sweet williams

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 22:17

I believe they are biennials dan, putting on growth in the first year and flowering the second. That said I've got one in a tub that seems to have been there for a lot longer. Short-lived perrenials? 

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 19:13

Everyone remain calm and count to 10.

Actually I've heard and seen a stoat kill a rabbit. We were renovating a collection of old stone barns in the autumn of 1988. Nearby on a grassy bank, baby rabbits would nibble the grass in the sunshine. One day there was a high-pitched squeal and we turned to see a stoat have this little rabbit by the neck.

My Dad rushed down off the scaffold and the stoat took cover in the hedge. My Dad was too late to save the rabbit, which I did point out to him that he would be. But about an hour later that stoat returned for his dinner and dragged the rabbit off. You have to hand it to him, he was determined 


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 23:18

Its ironic nut that violets would be called weeds in some quarters, but as you know I'm all for wildflowers 

Gemma - my violets appeared of their own accord and its been since the shrubs and trees have matured, they tend to occur on woodland edges etc.

Dorset - I've got some primrose seedlings on the go and forget-me-nots have been established for a while now. Your soil must be very alkaline?



Posted: 25/11/2014 at 19:05

Thought I'd dig up this thread as I've started to notice my violets again as lots of other vegetation is dying down. I rescued some from my boggy pond area and planted them around the base of the young Ash tree. Also some from containers where they self seeded. I'd like to create a nice mat of them. I think they're gorgeous little flowers and a real pick-me-up when its November 

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:33

Two Japonica thingys. Never knew the second name but they have fallen out of favour with what I want for the garden now. Native wildflowers are planted there instead 

castor oil plant

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:16

The seeds are quite deadly aren't they...

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:09

I choose not to use chemicals unless you include plant feed in that. But nothing in the way of weed killers or pesticides 

Soil - how moist?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:59

I did Philippa, but then the soil is quite moist in that part of the garden when I come to think of it, especially under the flowering redcurrant. Perhaps I didn't need a liner at all. In fact the whole garden is moist right now.

Thank you punkdoc I will  Pansyface - it was brilliant wasn't it. There was something of 'oh whistle and I'll come to you' about it. I thought Michael Palin played his part very well, he should try serious acting more often.

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