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Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:46

i have found some in my primula pots today. gutted also in my astrantias.. i have taken them out fed them to the birds... who were very keen.. disposed of compost for burning the repotted.. nightmare..

i did all mine with the nemotodes last year.. and this is first year i have had problem with them..


Posted: 16/04/2013 at 10:40

super pictures.. love them keep them coming.. love the redpoll.. dont get them in my garden at all..

love the wildlife we get this country..


Posted: 16/04/2013 at 10:35

Supernanauna.. they grown like fury in my garden.. always pulling them up.. they do prefer free draining soil i find not wet..

if you want some i could send some in the green to ya.. message me.

Your experiences with Astrantia

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 10:30

hi can anyon tell me how i can save the web links to my scrapbook on here.. so i dont lose it.

Your experiences with Astrantia

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 10:24

hi everyone.. i  have tried many times to grow from seed.. each time trying different times etc.. with no success.

well this time i have manged it.. i harvested the seeds from my plants and then dried them out for little while..then sowed them.. i left them for 6 weeks in green house over autumn and then outside during the winter.. then back in the greenhouse end of feb.. and i now have 10 small plants and more coming through.. they come through at varying times.. so dont throw away... and every 4 weeks i go round and rough up the compost and add thin layer of fresh..

i have a white one.. dont know the name and a unknown colour as seeds were form plant in garden i visited and couldnt remember when i got home..

i am naughty but i always take a handful of paper bags with me when i go round gardens for seed heads.


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:19

brumbull interesting tip with the jeyes there.. i have had them in my primulas this year.. so wonder if i can dip them in the solution or not..

will look this up

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:13

well i for one am very excited that beechgrove is ocmeing to standard never been able to watch it before.. so now i have 2 sessions a week of gardneing..


cant wait


Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:57

So. sweet.. i love the wild birds and feed them constantly.. they are so beautiful.

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:55

@busy-lizzie.. my mum fed them in her old garden.. put out whole hazelnuts for them in a basket in the tree or up high near a run they can use.. and they will come..

they are very shy and very beautify when they do get seen..

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 14:52

here on the isle of wight.. we only have red squirells.. if a grey is seen we have to report it and it is hunted and destroyed.. th ey are not native and are classed as vermin i believe.

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