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Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:38

reading all these posts.. i now understand why ours went pete tong last year.. so havent bothered this year.. but reading that they are bit fussy.. might start sowing this week end and keep in doors.

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Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:34

@wintersong.. yeah i love ferns..mum got me some at morrisons.. going for £1 each.. so have got them ready to go in.. at the moment i have to clear the small violets as seen on right side of pic under fern.. they have spread like wildfire this year.. love the little flowers and their scent is amazing.

i am really wanting a tree fern.. but told they do not like my garden is ouot the window until the tress and hedges have grown up some more..

yes everything is looking lush and green.. but i need the sun for things to start flowering and opening up..i have one tall iris which as been 2 years in the waiting for the flower.. and it has benin bud for 3 weeks now.. and just starting to pop out.. it is suposed to be peach/apricot and purple colour.. has a huge thick stem.. wil put picture on when it does open.

The wrong kind of birds

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:28

yes we get rats.. due to railway line at botom of garden.. so i do not put anything out on floor or table.. as theyget it..saw one once trying to get on bird feeder but gave up.. we use air rifle on them.. (yes we checked we are allowed)as we had influx 2 year ago and they were everywhere.. rat man told us to just use  poison as we had so many.. he came back and fourth for 3 months..but i hat that as you cant find where they go and die.. at least out way we can dispose of them properly.

i know the starling s feed on suet like pigs at a trough.. but the other birds love them too. robins, blackbird.. sparrows, chaffinchs and thrush when scraps drop to ground.. but the seagull hoovers up any mess so not much left for anyone else..


Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:20

i also love the fact i have just noticed.. the cat wathcing the bird and the bird watching the cat.. brill!


Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:20

steff 37 they are great.. yeah that probs with windows... cant go out or they fly off.. the butterfly is beautiful

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Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:18

and this is all mine and mums summer bedding waiting to go out..

 as you can see i use anythign and everything i can get hold off to put them in.

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Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:16

wintersong.. hers is my woodland garden.. only started it end last year then off with borken should so just getting back onto it.. will look much better next year when everything has got etablished better.. jsut got to get the bark for paths round and removed the grass..or should i say moss.. as that is all that grows there..

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Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:14
pottiepam wrote (see)

I love Gardenfantic's Cupids Dart. I must try and get some seed. Not too many summer flowering blue flowers.

pottiejam.. i will harvest some for you if you like.. they are pale licla blue.. lovely.. thou not tried to harvest their seeds as like isaid once you got it hard to get rid of.. they grow about 3ft tall and if you keep cutting off dead flowers they just keep coming back... it dies down over winter and reshoots spring.. it is 8ins tall already.. message me your addi and i will send some when ready.

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Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:09

figrat.. i hope not.. i know they like miost soil but that is taking it far to far

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Posted: 09/05/2012 at 18:10

@figrat.. thank you you are a star.. to be honest i have not of these plants either.. as i have none but if you wait till seed head is big as possible on last flower..then just nip it off and send to me.. i can message you my address and pay postage. if you like.

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