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Latest posts by flowering rose

new years resolution

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 10:16

I too like going to the Donkey sanctuary ,I have been going for a number of years and have seen it grow and the good work they do,not only for saving donkeys but in the riding for disabled.It is a great place to go to ,its free and there is a cafe and plenty of walks even down to the sea shore,wonderful wildlife here.We travel down on day trips or we stayed at Dunscombe caravan park,of course there is the walk to Branscombe and Beer.try it its worth it.

KIWI

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 10:09

I had self fertilizing kiwi and it has not born  any fruit at all,they do suffer if the buds are got by the frost,you have to know the variety to know if male or female.not an easy plant but it is vigorous plant and will climb everywhere.

Waterbut downpipes

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 10:04

I do not want to sound mean,but if you have skips and people re -doing their gutters e.t.c. you can often find attachments to convert to your water butt free..We did, saves landfill and you money.

Don't blackbirds like grapes

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 10:00

perhaps they prefer fresh grapes!

Pesky Slugs

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 09:59

slugs love dog food,(and before you say it so do rats)if you put a little pile in the same place each night  you can scoop up the offending gritters and dispose of them to the green heaven,do pick dog food and replace next evening and you will get rid of a few,but you need a army of hedgehogs,frogs,toads,birds and beer traps. 

what you find when out walking

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 14:16

too true,same as when people decided to dump terrapins in ponds and rivers,its not fair on the terrapins or the wildlife around.

Talkback: Evicting a rat

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 14:11

jus t looking at that photo (which sends shudders down my spine)I remember walking across the downs in winter and there in the branches of a berry bush were two rats enjoying eating the berries broad daylight.

info on Hydrangas please

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 14:00

I would not tempt fate and keep safe until frosts and snow storms have passed.

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 19:52

saw flock of starlings in somerset dancing across the sky,I have seen them here before near a farm they seem to roost but today they were flying in numbers across a beautiful blue sky.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 19:49

today in somerest saw a flock of starlings dancing across the blue sky as well as a buzzard sat on  a fence close too.

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: 28/12/2014 at 21:28

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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