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Latest posts by Flower bird

pruning lavender

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:31

I look after lavender........have removed dead of the shrub don't seem happy even though I feel I pruned them  correctly last year......some of the lavender bushes are doing ok and the others are struggling.......will see how they go over the summer.....sometimes they do need replacing........I replaced one last year.

soil testing

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:26

I bought a PH double pronger (forgotten their proper name) from wilkinsons to check the alkaline/acidity of the soil, found it very helpful.


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:23

Hi friend has her primula s in her window box and they come back each year......her window box looks a bit empty though when they have died down.....hope this is of some help.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 19:04

What's photo bucket?


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 18:21

Yes...the first orchid which I bought several years ago has just come back into flower and I am   really's a lovely feeling isn't it chicky.

Talkback: Spring jobs in the garden

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 18:17
Hi Pippa, enjoyed your blog......I went to see the garden I look after today, I haven't been there for a few weeks so it was a nice surprise to see how much growth there had been in
such a short time , in spite of the weather.
The camellia has got lovely blooms on it and the pieris is in flower, the bluebells will be flowering in the next week and there was plenty of new growth on the shrubs.
Even the big pots were overflowing with big bloomed pansies., primroses and other spring flowers which I have forgotten the name of.
It was such a joy to see how much the garden had come Ito life.......

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 18:04

Hi everyone.....I am pleased I can upload photo's now from my IPad....a couple of blips allong the way but I am getting there.  These are some of my orchids in flower again.....which means I must be doing something right.  Photo looks a bit wonky....never mind........anyway it is nice to be able to see other people's flowers etc....sorry for interrupting.


Dianthus from Aldi

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:11

Think I may be half asleep CQ, I don't actually think I answered your question, never mind ....sorry.

Dianthus from Aldi

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:09

Hi caravan queen, I am just looking in my RHS Grow your own flowers and dianthus has many varieties including pinks (which is what I think you were expecting) , sweet William and the tall carnations for cutting so there are different varieties of dianthus.

Hope this is of some help.


overlapping text

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:00

Hi jaccI, I have an IPad and have to double check my texts, many are being spellchecked wrong.......hopefully it will be sorted soon.  Welcome to the site.


Discussions started by Flower bird

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Damaged camelia

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I have no idea what this is...

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Does anyone know what the name of this plant is?

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Hi Pippa, enjoyed your blog......I went to see the garden I look after today, I haven't been there for a few weeks so it was a nice surpris... 
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Bedding plants

Safe to take a chance 
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Hardening off

Geranium cuttings 
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Top soil feed for shrubs

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First day of spring

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Continuation of slugs

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