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companions

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 17:01

companion plants are good way of diverting pests away from main plants.Marigolds,nasturtiums ,garlic e.t.c. do this well especially for vegetables.I planted garlic by my roses to keep black spot at bay and other pests or to distract those insects that go by scent to detect a plant .

TV

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 16:53

your right there is alot of rubbish on over Christmas,and if you have been around as long as I have ,you will have seen most of the films dozen times or more.Is it because they think we will be to drunk and disorderly to notice or cant they afford anything else.but of course if you haven't seen any of the rubbish they put on you might well enjoy it,(moan).

Thinking of installing a pond

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 16:30

true,the fish will eat the frog spawn and toad and anything else,ponds like anything else have to be looked after .You may  have to a filter or like me I just change the water ever so often.plants will need dividing and leaves removed but they are lovely when the plants flower and the wildlife come.

Drowning bamboo, how much can they take?

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 16:24

I don't think there is much chance of drowning bamboo its hard to get rid of once it takes a hold!its not killed off in my garden by the water logging and I have seen a splendid bamboo in a garden right next to a pond and river that is flooded often.

Biten by unknown bugs

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 16:15

I have also noticed under stones and baskets huge flea s(I quess that's what they are) hoping all over the place,not nice,even in all this rain and cold they  are active.

Bush/Tree Identification

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 16:10

I grew 2 from seed,I call it the shrimp plant but of course its what dove from above said,its a lovely plant that needs to be kept in check,but the berries look lovely in winter(when its not raining buckets)

Buddleja

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 10:48

I have  a number of buddlias and I cut some back servere and others a gentle chop,the only thing is if you chop to severe they will die,I have lost a few that way.they are of course great at seeding themselves and from  a seedling they grow quickly or even a stick cutting,for the best effect with out taking over the border is to keep it as a bush.If you have very old lanky ones ,get rid of and start with seedlings or cuttings.They are so lovely giving butterflies,bees and all manner of insects the nectar they need and hurs of watching for you,they come in many diffeent colours ,mine,deep purple,lilac,yellow(double) and I long for a white one.

Broad beans and sweet peas

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 21:24

when it stops raining you can put out the sweet peas,I have but that was before the deluge.

wildlife in the city

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 21:22

the lesser hooded Vandal who tried to claim residence of the local co-0p got the perfect deterrent ,classical music,they soon dispersed.The hospital I worked at had your local druggie hanging around the gates as I walked home from work and also in the early mornings,the deterrent believe it or not was when more of us began to walk in the mornings but the real wildlife was far more interesting and got to know their identities as did the university that was studying them(foxes).

Talkback: Goldcrest encounter

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 17:45
When i was out riding on the Mendips we came across a flock of either goldcrest or goldfinches,they were making alot twittering like finches flyling in a group in among the pine trees ,I have never seen them like that before,a lovely sight.

Discussions started by flowering rose

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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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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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

Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
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