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Bees and Butterflies

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 19:47

when I was up on the mendips the other week,I saw mass of black butterflies more than I have seen for ages and some more common types and a massive dragonfly.


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 18:46

fox after eating dog food?


Blueberry help

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 13:40

 Ihave two in the right soil but silly me pruned them to soon and did not feed them hence not alot of fruit.

Lavender dying

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 13:37

looks like its too wet in peat.Lavender likes things rather dry and also of late not too cold a climate.IT should be planted in good drained soil and although you need to water it until it is established it does not like wet roots.

what is this?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 13:34

as above .

Where you see us growing -beware.....

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 13:33

It is always full of surprises and you see alot of wild plants and animals which sometimes you miss on foot but I have to say the cotton grass was really wonderful.

birds flying into windows

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 13:26

I put a hanging glass ornament which they can see and will aviod.

Where you see us growing -beware.....

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 14:52

 out riding the Mendip hills in the lovely summer sun.(It is breezy up here on blackdown).The bracken has now grown and is hiding the path to top and in between the wild flowers grow.As we reach the top the Exmoor ponies are all standing on the trig(.to get the breeze I guess).we ride the what is normally a boggy path in winter across the top and I see drifts of white cotton ,bog grass,not normally noticable and indeed as the poem says...beware.For here in winter it is very deep pools of mud and you can not cross it,even now you can not as its very rutty,but it looks so beautifull drifting across moorland and in the distance you see Brent knoll an old volcanic hill standing out in bridgewater flats.

Swimming slow-worm

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 14:37

they live in my daughters garden in among the dead leaves and under rubble or metal sheets.They have to keep a low profile as her hens rather like the small ones for tea.

can anyone tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 14:33

fox tail lilies,ooo I would love to be able to grow these but i have very heavy clay soil.

Discussions started by flowering rose

plastic taking over the garden.

the growth of plastic flowers 
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the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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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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Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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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

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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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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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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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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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