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Latest posts by flowering rose

sweet peas in toilet roll inners

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 17:12

once the sweet peas have come through plant out into position with toilet roll holder device in place.They do better now to be planted out(advice given to me)and the cardboard in time will disintegrate.The mould is because of over watering in  a closed area.

My crab apple has become an apple....

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 14:59

personally I would keep it as a crab and make some lovely crab apple jelly and they are useful for the strong amount of pectin needed in other jams and jelly's.

Gardening For Wildlife

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 14:56

plant  plants that are useful for butterflies,all sorts of buddleia ,sedums,e.t.c,pants that are similar to out native ones that attract wildlife and birds.Holly,hazel,hawthorn.You can make a really good beginning by planting what would make wild life attracted to your garden.Avoid being to tidy and using gravel ,make a shelter for birds and foxs  at the bottom .You have a pond ,do not put fish in it,and with time and ever gaining experience you ll have a garden to sit and watch nature at its best.

Garden aspects. N,S,E,W? Which is best?

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 14:46

sounds a bit like that film with cary grant

Rodents

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 14:43

My daughter has chickens and has problems with rats(who does not),she left poison out for the rats in containers and they took it back to their nests but some dead ones were found in the cage and out side.The best way and kindest is to use dogs trained for a instant kill or as one pest controller told me to put glass in a choc bar (in the rat box)this kills them as they bleed to death not nice but nor is poison.The wildlife is not effected by the last two as is the poison if it gets into the food chain.

perennials I didn't get round to planting

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 14:27

well,I have just planted "Cassandra" but most clematis will be OK in the pots till you decide to plant them long as they do not dry out the others somewhere where the frost wont get them,frost will do more damage than anything

Lets hear it for the houseplants.

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 11:01

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15661.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

This is one small part of my indoor plants,this sun room is full and every room and window sill and porch has plants.Its obsession that I love.

 

Is this a weed as it is spreading rapidly

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 10:50

so do I,its a lovely plant.

 

Talkback: Winter shelter for wildlife

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 10:48

mice or rats might be cute but in a house they will chew wiring and cause no end of damage as well as spreading disease.I had rats in the past and believe me they are not nice live with.Of course there will some outside always but you need to discourage them by not leaving food available or nooks or uncovered drains or holes.Rats are becoming immune to poisons.They do not like the smell of bleach so a bit down the drain helps.spiders on the other hand help to eliminate bugs and flies e.t.c so if you kill them you ll have more bugs.Ugly might not be cute but cute wont be friendly.

sparrows

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 10:38

I had a lot of sparrows who feed in my front garden and for twenty years they came and fed and brought their young but now they come to the back garden to feed.They have declined in numbers and this I think is because people have re-roofed(or loft extensions) their properties and they have to find other places to nest.

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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