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Latest posts by flowering rose

Unknown Beastie in the garden !!!

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:27

sorry to say its a rat,you will find quite big droppings and you will sometimes hear them.That's exactly like the holes in my garden ,in which one baby one came out right in front of me.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:38

very true,a great way to get kids to see their envirement and perhaps notice a few things going on around them.Here the blackhead gulls have come back to paddle in the pools of water on the common ,they have not been here very often for some years and have re-appeared in number this week.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:30

very windy and cold,the poor daffs are being blown about and eaten by the slugs.The ground is very boggy and have slipped into a muddy pool but i have heard the birds singing with gusto so spring cant be far away.

The weather

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:27

The sayings we hear of the weather were the observations of our forefathers who had no T.V forecast to tell them of bad weather approaching.A red sky at night was a shepherds delight and predicted a good day and a red sky in the morning meant a bad day,and this does have fact. Of course  a ring around the moon tells of a frost and rain at seven nice by eleven and nasty at seven ,nice by eleven and these too are mostly true.I hope and try to be observant of what the weather and plants are doing even the birds .We have lost a lot of instincts of survival as in knowing what plants to use for healing or eating and what to avoid.Where as I grew up with a little knowledge of what to eat and avoid. as with predicting the weather conditions by the sky, not to say one does get it wrong,but many children and people have lost the skill of observation,

Naked Rose

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 14:41

plant garlic at the base of rose to ward off black spot.burn all old leaves and do feed rose and prune out dead wood.

Talkback: Gardening by the moon

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 14:39

Who knows?we plant by seasons and weather conditions,just think how exciting to be gardening at night by the moon.you would have bats and owls and all night things and your neighbours would love it when you started the mower up.

Talkback: Gardening by the moon

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 16:06

same as they use to put sheets out bleach on moonlit night before good old washing powder.

poppy

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 15:49

I dont know although i have seen it,lovely very attractive.

 

mulch

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 15:23

Iwould not use saw dust or shavings for a mulch unless it had been standing for a year in  a corner of your garden.New sawdust or and shavings will ruin the soil and you will not grow anything well at all until its gone.How do I know? I did just that and all my flowers and plants suffered and all my plant lets shriveled.It took a year to recover.SO PUT THE SHAVINGS ASIDE.

feeding the otter!

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 15:18

it could be anything taking your fish,could be heron or a cat,your lucky to have otters in your area such beautiful creatures.I doubt very much if they would come near your pond unless it was really quite(they are very shy).Best to either go for a wildlife pond and have no worries or protect your fish with netting or iron grid protector .

Discussions started by flowering rose

Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

daffodils 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11

danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48
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