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Talkback: Gardening for bumblebees

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
i was overjoyed last year to find that a small bumblebee colonie was nesting in the spaces of my dry stone wall, very near or in the same site where i had a nest of wasps the year before . the dry stone wall is selfmade(was very chuffed with myself) and consists only of rough flatish stones(not cut), about knee high with soil behind which makes a raised bed for my raspberries -neither species took any exception to me standing infront harvestin. the wall gets only limited morning sun as the garden is walled in as well

Talkback: Harlequin ladybirds

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
on visiting one of my favourite nursaries last summer there were litraly thousands of ladybirds crawling all over the place but they were the brown legged type that are not native and although I have loads of wild life in my garden, there was an alarming shortage of ladybirds.hope our native one's are not being wiped out.

Talkback: Carol Klein: Life in a Cottage Garden

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
Always loved Carol so enthusiastic. Just brilliant!!!

Talkback: Local plants (for local people)

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
Sorry to offend anyone, but I live in an end terrace with a 3 x 5 front garden and pots in a rear yard, any ideas other than strawberries and hanging basket tomatoes. oops said the wrong thing again.

Talkback: Waxwings

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
Flock of Waxwings in Mosspark, Glasgow yesterday and today.

Talkback: Growing cress

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
I once gave a small ceramic dish, blotting paper and a pack of cress seed as a party gift in the goody bags for my daughters birthday party. By all accounts these were a success and the children loved them.

Talkback: 2011 in the garden

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
I like your wishes and add my own. 1.I hope that more of my plants have survived at -18 than I think. 2.That all my new seeds actually grow. 3. That the BBC make a mature and sensible decision and give us back Toby and Alys as I want to learn more about gardening.

Talkback: Winter Wonderland

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
Reply to Minty: Yes, I moved to my house here in Peterborough a year before launching Gardeners' World Magazine, which will be celebrating its 20th Birthday with a bumper March issue full of surprises! I prune Sambucus niger very hard down to about 1m every February/March, and it develops stems at least 2m long each year. My variety is the attractive 'Black Beauty', and although I don't grow anything through it I'd recommend planting a vigourous Clematis viticella close to the base, and training stems up through it each year. I do have a Clematis viticella 'Pagoda' growing alongside a holly, and it provides a lovely partner to it, flowering through late summer and well into autumn.

Talkback: My gardening year

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
Hi everyone, i have a stunning magnolia tree, but at about 30 feet high, it casts a hugh shadow beneath, so i am going to have it pruned, is now a good time?

Talkback: What to do with your old Christmas tree

Posted: 28/11/2011 at 18:42
Seems like fake plastic trees are the best way forward these days all things considered, but not quite the same somehow...

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