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Latest posts by flowering rose

tea bags

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:54

they dont attract ants but just put them in the compost bin .

Common Carder bee

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 16:17

I bumble bee and hover flies zooming around the garden,the bumble lives at the base of the cherry tree in a hole in the grass.On my water butt i have covered the openings so as the bees do not get trapped inside,I found  a number of dead ones one year so took action .

Rose cuttings

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 16:13

well I have a lot of cuttings from my mothers garden from roses that were popular in the 60 s.I take cuttings regularly mainly autumn time when i am pruning or when I am cutting the roses back.I put then in a good compost soil ,taking a heel from the stem i cut and put in a pot at the edge of the rim along with  a few more and keep outside ,water and look for signs of new growth,then trans fer to a bigger pot or like I do stick them straight in the soil,I have a few good sized ones now.take a chance and keep the memory alive.

Slow worms and roe deer

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 21:26

I ride on the Mendips and we often come across Roe deer,they don't take much notice of us as were on horse back and this week two ran out in front of us calling to each other in  a soft mewing noise.Lovely to see them again as the loggers have disturbed them for awhile but they are back.

Cat/Bird and Wildlife friendly garden

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 21:20

If your cats are on harness fixed with a swivel point so as they do not get tangled and on the lawn they will be fine ,put a bell on Their collar to scare birds.Put the bird table high up and out of reach of the cats and nut holders high up in the tree.The birds will come when the cats are in doors and you find it no problem.My daughter does this and her cat is fine and happy and does not catch any birds.

Are these edible?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 21:13

it is best to get good advice from some one who really knows and a good book to Identify.I had poisoning from eating what I thought was mushrooms which turned out to be anything but ,the pain was worse than child birth and I was lucky to get away without damaging my kidneys let alone I could of died.

mirky pond

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 21:06

you need a good filter system with keeping a  pond clear for koi but an ordinary pond Barley straw helps.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 21:04

I am happy as I have walked along Sand Bay and wood spring headland where the yellow gorse is flowering and as you pass it smells of coconut.This headland is so peaceful and the scenery is lovely .you can see right over to wales and into the hills,you can see the sugar loaf and the black mountains.With the dogs no better place to be on  a nice day except on horse back on the Mendips,I am happy.

Midges/mosquito help!!!

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 20:55

to try an avoid midges do not leave any water in buckets or pots as they breed in still water even in water butts.up turn pots and saucers when not in use and make sure the water butt has a tight lid .

breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 20:51

yes they are plastic,green ones that had been in the garden for some time and were that bleached look but now green and looking good.

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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