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wildlife in the city

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 15:51

we use to have quite a few Hedgehogs but over the last decade they have declined a lot due to the traffic.The last time I saw one he came face to face with a cub fox both looked startled and ran opposite directions.They had come to feast on the slugs and dog biscuits I had put out.

Smiley Faces

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 19:51

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End of season reduced Cannas

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 19:49

often you can get good plants in sales,with Cannas you need to keep them frost free until late spring when frosts are gone.

Brambles and weeds

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 15:06

weedkillers if accidentally should come in contact with your flowers will kill them they have mine the same reason as they kill wildlife its a poison .

Apple tree - loads of spring blossom, no fruit

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 15:02

well to be honest not a lot is going to happen .if your lucky and the bees and warm sunshine come before the wrath of winter you might see an apple,but I think next year is more likely.

Skyscraper Lillies

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 15:51

if you have grown them in pots put in shed away from frost do not dig up as you will end up splitting the bulb and having to wait for a good show . bring back out when frost is gone,if you should get some of the pollen on your clothes brush off dry as if you wet it ,it will stain and as said poison to cats.One of my big African lilies I just put a pot over the top to stop the frost getting to it,it seems to work.

Wild Garlic

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 15:43

wild garlic is best left in the wood,its very invasive and there is always plenty to pick.Wild garlic is lovely and not so strong a taste .

Horse Manure in a Vegan Garden

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 15:38

If the horse eats grass and deposits on the ground it will help to fertilize the ground .It is not harming the horse or the ground its what nature intended to do with the waste.Human and animals that are carnivores are different from the vegetarian point of view as to the eating of flesh at the ended of the day its all waste that's returned to the earth.

Lavender plants

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 15:30

as said above as the cold killed all my young plants off during that cold spell,including my Rosemarie.

Berry-eating birds will need more help this year

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:48

I have to say my pyracanthas ,con aster and holly amazingly are laden with berries which the birds enjoy.I still feed the birds with extras as its needed in winter.I use to see great flocks of redwings and fieldfares at my garden years ago but over the last five or so years the numbers have dropped.Also on the common we use to get great flocks of blackhead gulls,starlings pied wagtails but these have nearly vanished.

Discussions started by flowering rose

next season

those basement bargains 
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parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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the best buy

a bay tree 
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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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perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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danger-for-the-sparrows

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

bog grass 
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Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
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breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

new life for the garden set set. 
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Talkback: Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

is it because we are inporting more plants and the movement of people round the world.we are no longer confined to area and this makes for v... 
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is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Chemical found in lawn clippings set to contaminate for years. 
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The weather

The lost art of observation 
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