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Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:30

Craneflies have a very short life how ever horrid they are and starlings love to eat the grubs of these gritters.keep the windows shut at dusk is one way of avoiding .

Poached this morning!

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:27

My own Quince jam on porridge followed by my own blackcurrant juice and of course a cuppa.

Honey fungus

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:25

I too had a willow that grew from a cutting and it got too big for the garden dispite being cut back but it did after being cut down and the trunk left in the garden as seat ,devolope the honey fungus on it for awhile.I think it might of sucummed to this if we had left it as it was going pale green with black spotson the leaves but more than this it would of been better to of got rid of the remains either by burning or a trip to the tip.

Aspects of a plant pot?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 15:53

plant pots made out of wood do not last well and if treated have to wait to use.They do look nice but they need a liner as you will need to perserve the wood .

Stawbs - when to ditch older plants?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 15:51

its a tree year cycle with strawberries so you ditch the three year old plant on the new plantlets and the second year ones provide the fruit .

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 15:49

how about Percy thrower or geoff hamilton.

Good nice looking water butt advice?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:53

I clear the water butts  at least twice a year.

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:51

leigionnaires  is found in showers and taps and in nice moist enviroment thats warm.In the hospital we had to run  the taps and showers for 2mins each week to clear the pipes of this threat among many.With anything it is wise to take procautions by wearing gloves and a mask .I have worked in many situations where the threat was very real (including swine flu)and to be sure good protection is a must .So with anything even gardening you would be silly not to.

lets chat

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:40

I think climate change is a big factor in gardening these last few years and also the increase vegetable prices due to this and of course population explosion.I also think people could do more to grow their own fruit and veg(keep Hens) even in a small garden.I have saved a lot by growing my  own and eggs from my daughters hens.It is sad to see so many apple and pear trees laden with fruit that is wasted .

Lupins

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:32

they do a bit mouldy,I cut off the offending bits and they grow back but now they will beginning to die back.I have mine in pots and keep in shed where they seem to like and dont die right back.

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. 
Replies: 1    Views: 260
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 
Replies: 6    Views: 359
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 
Replies: 6    Views: 376
Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 22:28
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