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Seed swap

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 14:08

i am after anything that is good for bees. i have beebalm. mondarda and giant scabious.. wondered if any body had some other seeds for bees..

i have cosmos pinks and white with purple edge seeds if anyone interested.. i have not been well enough to go harvest any more as yet.. but hoping soon..

will have verbena rigida...giant scabious pinks and dark crimson and white, vipers bogloss..and heleborus mixed colours..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 10:21

Finally!!! we have had rain.. yipee.. sunday night had some heavy showers then yesterday very hot and humid.. and today raining since got up 6am.. and looks set for the day.. couldnt be happier that its raining

Perennial wallflower

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 10:02

verdun.. lol.. my verburnums.. but we hve had rain... finally.. heavy sun night and all day today so far.. feel so blessed for it..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:34

Last  night promised rain all night and all day. Well not one drops.. it is heavy and humid and rain.

Our water butts emptied weeks ago now most of this month been watering from tap and used water.

Not had rain since 19th may here.. even my long standing large perennials are now wilting and withering. Have lost 10 plants so far.

Perennial wallflower

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 13:24

All mine have died in this heat.. we still got no rain as proromised all day today. It isnhot 24 and muggy.. have not had rain since 19th may here.. even , my large verbums are now suffering.


Lucky i took cutting.. but they are hit and miss with me.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 09:56

once again promised rain all night and nothing thrid night on the trot not a drop to be had.. my garden is now dying and i cannot afford to water it anymore as the meter has been going crazy and i dread the bill next month...

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 09:54

i find i have really not had the problem since i changed my seed supply.. but then i do get the pigeons, blackbirds and seagulls and rooks magpies come down and hoover up what is on the ground..

but i do understnad your plight.. as when i bought cheap seed i had all sorts growing out my lawn. i now also feed suet pellets (i get 5kg for £11) which they love and they leave no mess at all.. as there is never any wasted they love it.. and peanuts they dont get dropped and if they get hoovered up..

oh.. still no rain.. been promised it for the last three nights now and nothing not a drip or drop to be had..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 18:23

Well once again no rain at all.. just more sunshine. Still got two loads washing dried today. They got some in ryde.. but me nothing.. fed up now.. cant water anymore... the meter has been going mad over last few weeks.


MOB rants

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 18:19

Seagulls yeah.. they go on late then start again about 3am.. and the magpies.. sqwaking to each other.. and r bullies in my garden.. they chase off all other ground feeding birds.

Then theres the foxes all night screeching.. I love nature... but its pi

Pushing its luck at mo.. keepin me up when have just gone off with this heat.I

MOB rants

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 18:19

zoomer.. as long as you dont cut back futher than the boundary.. maybe leave it just inside yours.. he can not say a thing to you at all... aslong as you give him back the trimmings.

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