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Latest posts by flowering rose

Weed identification

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:22

at a guess ,borage ,with the little blue flowers .

Leylandi hedging

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:18

yes ,I was only saying to my husband that our hedge was dying or at least part of it, I wonder if it is a virus as other trees around have this .I have already lost a lilac to  a virus ,wonder if it is same thing.

Mice!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:20

they say to soak the peas in parrifin which they do not like.

Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:18

I have noticed that Urwins prices are very much increased ,I think £1.99 is far too much for a pkt of seeds,some cheaper ones do as well like the ones at B+Q but you don't get the variety.All the more important to collect seed if you can.

Sawfly -Gooseberries

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:16

yes make sure there is open spaces in the bushes so as the air can flow between the branches (sawflies don't like this) and I would and I do give one spray to prevent them taking hold.

Mixing lilys bulbs

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:12

I have these two and they are lovely but mine are in two separate pots but next to each other they compliment each other. mind the lily beetle.

Orchid

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 16:42

do not water with tap water unless it has stood for 24hrs as they do not like the chemicals in it they like rain water,heat,misting,and grow in bark as they grow on trees.do not water until bone dry and do not leave standing in water.like a bright but not too sunny a spot and you feed them when in flower with orchid feed or tomato feed once a month.

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 20:54

I find the branded seeds very expensive for such few seeds especially when you collect seed there is so many to a pod.Cheap seeds or unbranded seeds are sometimes the best and good value.

Spring!

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 20:51

I have watched rooks and other birds building their nests ,They look so funny tugging at twigs and carrying too big sticks back to build their nests.

Holly hedge from cuttings

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 20:47

I planted small holly bushes from seedlings in the garden.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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

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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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 22:28
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