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out and about in the Quantock hills

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 13:44

They have red deer here too but I am not sure about the wild boar,I think they are mainly noticeable in the forest of Dean.It sounds  lovely where you live,and I think we can learn a lot from nature around us.


Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:32

Ihave a Hawthorn as a tree and it looks great in winter and great in spring.My neighbour has a hedge of hawthorn and it looks stunning when its clipped well and the seasons show the berries or the flowers.

out and about in the Quantock hills

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 17:27

This is where I come to walk our dogs (I also have ridden here),on the Quantock hills in somerset.We come here in every season and weather.There is so much to learn from nature how plants need to grow.I was told that there are up to sixty different types of heather that grow on the moors.Here the heather(ling) grows in abundance and looks stunning when its out as does the yellow gorse with its coconut scent.There are Holly trees,oak,Hawthorn growing here on top as well as in the wooded valleys.Ravens savenge here and Buzzards hover above its  a place for inspiration .It tells me how heather will grow and why it wont in my garden,and how with out any help looks wonderful,nature gets it right and yes I know man gives a little helping hand,but look about you when out and about for garden design that will be better than any in a book.

aspiring gardener!!!

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 15:14

Which way does your garden slope? mine slopes down wards and getting the right balence of height of things is diffcult ,yet my neighbour across the way slopes upwards and no trouble.need a picture.


Posted: 08/11/2012 at 15:11

same here,it grows on you.....alas I still cant cook,make jams and jellies ,still enjoy both things and yes I am sixty too!that sounds so awful ,young one moment ,old the next!

Who can Identify this?

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 15:06

I have similar small tree which has catkins in spring and is a small willow ,a miniature one since it has not grown.that's what that looks like to me but........

Very underweight hedgehog found on doorstep

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 17:08

Have you a rescue center near you? like secret world or tiggywinkles.Feed dog meat and water,not bread and milk.if in doubt ring a local vet,if their any good they will advise you.


Posted: 07/11/2012 at 17:03

yes,wish I could cook.enjoy watching .

Talkback: Ash tree dieback

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 17:01

I think the trouble now with diseases,plant or human,is there is to much mobility of people and also bringing into the country of so man imported goods from aboard .There can never be enough checks and once here, when is it spotted?,often when its too late.I know some are air born and that cant be stopped but with the movement of people and goods its becoming a big problem to eradicate and control the spread of the disease.


Posted: 07/11/2012 at 16:50

I have a cactus like yours above not as big and it has not flowered yet.This one flowers in the summer when there is a lot of sun ,I have another plant which is very big compared to this one.


Discussions started by flowering rose

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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spring bulbs in summer

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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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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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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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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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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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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33

Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
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