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Talkback: Growing orange trees

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Simon S - I'd actually forgotten how good the flowers smell - thanks for the reminder Sockanista - Shall I just move to Spain?

Talkback: The nuthatch

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
These little nuthatch also feed upside down on my feeders seems to be the way they are happy to feed,as well as scooting up and down tree's. so sad about the large number of swans that thugs killed down south, can't imagine any one wanting to kill these wonderful birds.

Talkback: Ash trees

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
I am also fed up with the pesky things dropping in to my garden, and as you get older it's even haeder to deal with them.wouldn't mind if they were Acers.

Talkback: Identifying birdsong

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
There is a bird who sings nearby from about 1am until at least 2.30am. I can't tell what it is, it sounds a little like a thrush but I've listened to nightingale recordings and there are similarities. So I don't know who my little songster is but I often open the window and listen a while until it gets too cold. I'd love to know it's identity.

Talkback: Algae in the garden

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Yes good to use a company to do the work, no need to concrete a layer of compacted hardcore is best.

Talkback: Growing veg in small spaces

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Well, I can understand why it's applied to soil. A certain other product, beginning with A, eloquently put their case on their .com site, it includes:- 'Under European legislation the active ingredients of all pesticides have to be reviewed, the cost of raising the data for the review is estimated to be £3 million - to a small company the cost is prohibitive'. They have had to relabel their product, but on said site (googling the words may find it) it mentions the benefits against Black Spot when applied to soil Nov and Feb. I've just used same stuff to disinfect the greenhouse, & it was far less whiffy than Jeyes!

Talkback: Snowdrop days

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
VisitScotland have an annual Snowdrop Festival. We will hopefully be visiting the Walled Garden at Colzium House in Kilsyth either this weekend or next. I spoke to one of the gardeners there a few weeks back and he suggested mid to late Feb would be the ideal time to visit. It's a lovely place to visit and recommend it to anyone in the area, at any time of the year.

Talkback: Wireworms and woodworms

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
I heard on the radio today that Purple Sprouting Broccoli crops were suffering because of the cold weather, could this be why mine have no signs of any sprouts yet or do I just need a bit more more patience.

Talkback: Valentine's Day flowers

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
Lisa1 – that’s interesting (and infuriating) about the English flowers being exported to Holland to be sold back here again. Are those sold back to us by Holland still marketed as English grown? Top Gardener – thank you for your comment. I appreciate what you’re saying, but this was a blog, rather than a book review or a piece of investigative journalism, and I didn't aim to steer readers in one direction or another (or to ‘plug’ the book). My intention was, simply, to raise issues that might be of interest to readers, who could then research further, if they wanted to, and make up their own minds. Happymarion – your garden sounds wonderful. I like your idea of taking photos of the flowers rather than ruining the display. When it came down to it, I couldn’t bear to cut down any stems to take indoors. They’re so full of promise at the moment – I think the leaf buds will burst open any day now.

Talkback: Leggy seedlings

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:43
With regard to the rose, I think if you bend the stem horizontal as far as it will go without breaking it of course, you will find new vertical shoots growing which will give you flowers. As they grow you can repeat the same. Good luck

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