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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 10:37

-6c here again last night, I do wish it would get above freezing during the day so that the bird bath would stop icing up.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 09:47

Last year I had loads of plastic flowerpots that needed doing something with, so I cut them into strips with a point at one end and wrote on them with white marker pen which is fine if you only want to use them once. They have been outside in all weathers and still going strong.

Plant on Telly ID please

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 21:32

Yes it is an Oleander, we are able to grow it in the ground here, but beware all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested!


Posted: 14/01/2017 at 20:28

I am down country from you Obelixx and manage to grow hellebores. I have them in places where they don't get the hot summer sun all day. A bit tricky, but they do seem to manage ok. Have to agree that they are very ordinary and pricey in the shops.

A lot of mine have self seeded but still waiting to see what colours they may be, as they take ages to grow before they flower.

How to deal with Leylandii hedge behind a border?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 15:33

Do you have room in front of your hedge for a tarpaulin? We always lay one down in front of our hedges tucked in as far as possible before cutting and move it along as we go, but this may not be possible if you have shrubs planted up close.

GW Magazines

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 11:12

We don't get much"bumph" here in France KT53 so I know I didn't receive it, if there was one. Maybe others could say if they have stopped. Still waiting for December and January issues though.

GW Magazines

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 10:28

Are they still sending out reminders that your subscription is up for renewal? When I didn't receive December magazine I rang subscriptions and found it had lapsed so renewed it then. I was told I would receive December and January but haven't got either yet! Mine come through Royal Mail/La Poste.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 11:10

Coldest night of the winter so far here -6C, Fish in the pond are ok as they have the pond heater on!

Beautiful frost on the trees and shrubs. Mountains are looking good but need some snow.

What is this Cape Verde plant please?

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 18:11

I am sure the second one is a Bird of Paradise tree - Caesalpinia gilliessii. My neighbour tried to grow one down here in SW France, but it died the first winter, but then she did plant it in a north facing spot! I think the first picture is also of the same family. Beautiful flowers but I don't think you would have much luck with it outside in the UK.


Posted: 27/10/2016 at 21:43

Set up a nature view camera and you will then see what is digging the hole.

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