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Latest posts by flowering rose

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.

wildlife in the city

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 17:36

True,trouble with growing older you see the changes.

Plant names for people

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 17:34

I have rambler rose called Albertina (my mothers name),Nellie Moser ,mrs .batmen,mr.young,Niobe,Clematis,and.....

wildlife in the city

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 15:30

The posh place is still there but alas traffic has increased dramatically ,I to lived in the country when young in a cottage with chickens and a river at the bottom of the garden,but when I went back to see my old home it had become a housing estate and the country lane has disappeared ,it might be process but I felt sadden to think its all eaten up .

misletoe

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 15:22

if you are like my late father in law,you have an old apple tree to which you place a couple of mistletoe berries into a slit in the bark and bingo you have if your lucky a bunch of kissing boughs,of course you have to squeeze the berries a little,that's how they stick to the tree.good luck.

Why don't my birds love me any more....?

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 15:18

I find this every winter they abandon the feeders,why?

wildlife in the city

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 15:21

I use to work many years ago in a very posh place on the Downs in Bristol,Here you were near woods,open ground and extensive grounds .The gardens in them selves were amazing and a lot of big trees and fancy borders were included.I worked the night shift and you would get if the windows were left open beautiful moths ,they were all sizes and colours and I have not seen any since.We also of course had owls and foxes and in the early hours of dawn we often saw deer on the lawn and nearer the house greenwood peckers with their young would pick at insects.All manner of garden birds and larger ones came here and just a little bit further over near gorge a rare bird of pray flies ,a peregrine I believe.Also one spotted the Heron heading towards the pond.There was a such a variety of wildlife that only could be seen and walking on the downs it self you find hollies and hawthorns and no end of different trees.I use to ride across the here when  a child but the stables are long gone and only the brave ride across here now as it is very busy area.

thailand

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 15:02

it looks like something i bought in the supermarket that was going for a song,It likes to be moist and misted and its growing like mad(it recovered from the shop) and I have divided it.but I d.ont know what is called,it is more variegated than yours but I have to say yours looks really happy.

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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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