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Latest posts by flowering rose


Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:38

Have you got it in lime free soil?


Swing mystery solved

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:36

I love to see the birds an their antics to find things for the nest.I have found allsorts in old nests of bits of plastic to tissue.I often watch them gather bits of moss in their beaks and twigs that are far too big for them to carry.glad you found the culprit.

Visiting Malvern Spring Show

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:31

walk along the Malvern hills afterwards and enjoy the views from on top of the golden valley.have fun.

Remove Crocosmia

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:29

I am afraid it is very persistent and what ever you do it will always find away back.So its dig up as much  as you can and put the corms in the green bin.This plant has already escaped into the countryside and like the day of triffids its a big problem unless kept in check.

Talkback: Small tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 14:25

I saw in the garden,peacock butterfly,yellow brimstone,a skipper,a little blue one and a brown butterfly .We use to have masses of butterflies on the buddleia but now even when things are good I am lucky to see more than one of each species.I try to grow things they like and a few weeds in spare bit of the garden.The birds are back,swifts ,goldfinch,and all the others I thought were gone.


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 18:57

Here on Horfield common I spotted swifts flying high in the summer sunshine after some one pointed out to me later in the evening I heard them screeching passed my windows.I hope it means summer,I love to hear them in the evening sunshine.

pond plants

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:14

water mint,a lovely plant but can take over.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:01

beautiful sunny day spent in the garden doing all the things you can do when the weather turns lovely.Sitting watching the wood pigeons making a nest in the hawthorn tree and their antics to fit the sticks in the nest end flying off to tug at twig on the apple tree.The magpie s are building their nest too in the same place as last year,the crow took all the chicks as the magpies took the wood pigeons but to sit and watch and enjoy the garden in this lovely weather,long may it last.

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 .

Discussions started by flowering rose

the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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Last Post: 24/04/2015 at 13:20

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

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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
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