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Latest posts by flowering rose

wild life in the park

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 15:26

I was amazed on Saturday to find a lovely park in the middle of a town setting with a large lake.This housing estate is under 40 years and built on farm land and surrounds the big park.The lake had ducks,swans,gulls and more surprisingly Kingfishers,darting  to fro( in full view of people) not afraid at all.I have never watched so close and for ages these little birds,yet here in this crowded town these normally shy birds were thriving.I know we have a lot wildlife in towns but I thought Kingfishers a bit of rarity.

What to do with a bucket of snails!!

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 15:06

I like the vinegar idea,pickled snails and slugs ,wonder if french know that one.

Talkback: Viburnum beetle

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 15:00

Weevil's I think ,my tree was killed by these little pests.

 

Ant problems

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 14:58

In spring I always put a rag soaked in veg oil around the fruit trees,this stops the ants farming the aphids or what ever on the trees.

Dangers of antifreeze to pets & other animals

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 14:54

I seen posters in my area saying about this problem of trying to poison animals.Its not just cats they are trying to poison.I am afraid there are people out there who have very warped minds.One day their cruelty will back on them.

Blackbirds

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 16:55

just wondering where all the blackbirds have gone,

strange scrapy-type holes in lawn.

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 16:51

it could be foxes as they like worms but it might be a badger as they like looking for worms on the lawn look for where a Badger might have come in usually barging its way through the fence or how long the claws are.

Talkback: Dog urine on lawns

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 16:44

don't know if anyone has said but tomato juice in diet so I have heard,me I pour water over said puddle straight away or if on patio soapy water other than that take dog for a walk.

Just broke my new plant

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 16:36

Have a go,nothing to lose.put in pot and wait.

front gardens

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 16:32

A sort of Severn barrage,bring back turf.Although in some cases its o.k. but me I'm a turf girl.

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: 28/12/2014 at 21:28

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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