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Water butt

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 11:45

Here in the west we have more than our fair share of rain,my water butts are both full and the overflow into the pond is over flowing .the bottom of my garden has reverted back to being a duck pond.In  a nearby wood there has been  a land slide of trees onto a path.Unless this rain stops I fear we will just float away even if I live on a hill.

Talkback: Growing fruit for birds

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 11:33

I think you will find that there will be plenty of fruit for birds ,not only will they peck at the fruit you have not picked but all the fallen fruit and with all those bird feeding stations and left overs,I don't think they are going to go short.

Help with identifying a plant

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 11:28

well ,that got everybody going,hope you Identified the problem.

lost its leading shoot

Posted: 22/11/2012 at 15:43

I think I would leave it,the lower branches maybe,more advice from an expert.They do go like this in winter but the shape is what you have to be careful with .

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 22/11/2012 at 15:38

been for wind swept boggy walk on the common and yes! the starlings have arrived,all chatting in the trees.Hurry up Red Wings and field fares!

On another note I see in the paper birds have been infected with some kind of virus especially great tits.

Young perennials/seedtrays in or out of greenhouse?

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 17:25

word of warning,Snails and slugs live in the Greenhouses and you might want to protect them,even if its cold ,soon as it warms up they will be there!

favorite clematis of the spring.

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 17:20

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This is my favorite clematis (well one of many) it comes out the first in spring and lasts for so long.Its droopy petals fasinate me and just swoon over it till it fades.Its very easy to care for and in fact was a cutting given to me by a friend.I dont cut back very much  and in winter or when its finished flowering you get the "old mans beard" as seeds.

 

 

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 17:10

as long as you dont put the bag of leaves out for the charity!

getting on with the neighbours

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 13:17

I know what you mean "gran".One neighbour told me to get rid of a variegated ivy because he didn't like it coming his side,so o.k. I chopped it down and now I find he has him self grown it into a hedge on the other side.We also have a long garden and fencing is a issue,being they all want us to replace it (we did once for privacy) all .Neighbours I love them but oh so frustrating at times. 

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 13:06

not many starlings back home here in the city,I think I have only seen 2.Blackbirds seem to have decreased or are they hiding?As for the waxwing ,what a treat to see.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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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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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