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Singing the praises of

Posted: Today at 16:36

Arctotis 'Hannah'. This plant flowered non stop in it's pot all through Autumn/ Winter  2013 continuing up to this Summer when it started to look like it was finished and ready for the compost heap. I cut all the dying foliage down and left it, when I eventually got round to sorting it, I was amazed at how much growth it had put on. It's still in it's original pot with no new soil added but is again flowering and full of new buds.

Would love to know if anyone else has had the same experience with this plant


Tree ID

Posted: Today at 09:06
Edd wrote (see)

It is the same tree its just a close up of your pic.

Oh, I see, I didn't realise that


Tree ID

Posted: Yesterday at 21:44

Thank you so much for the ID, Pyrus Chanticleer it is.

Tree ID

Posted: Yesterday at 18:14

That's very interesting and going by the above photo, it certainly looks like the same tree. I am going to take more notice of what this tree produces in future.

Tree ID

Posted: Yesterday at 17:17

 Another view. It doesn't produce fruit. It's a tree the council planted years ago on the kerbside in London.

Tree ID

Posted: Yesterday at 16:46

This tree was planted outside my house years ago. I am only just noticing how beautiful it is. It's a small tree and therefore


ideal for a small garden. Your help in identifying the tree would be very much appreciated.

pond maintenance

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 15:42

Best time to clean out a pond is Autumn. As you have missed out I would do it now before life in the pond begins in earnest in Spring.


Posted: 08/01/2013 at 15:07

I call Teasel the hooligan in the garden.  I had one growing at the very bottom of the garden and am amazed at how it can self-seed over a wide area. As soon as I see a new plant emerging, I dig it out.  I love the Teasel but it's very unsuitable for a small garden, unless you garden dressed like a knight in armour.

Plant ID, please

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 15:48

Definitely Lavender fernleaf. I used to have one but it didn't survive the Winter, it's one of those tender types of Lavender. 


Posted: 17/11/2012 at 11:21

I'm in the suburbs of London with the Sparrows nesting on a neighbours house and using our garden to collect nesting material and to feed their young. They have been breeding very successfully here for a few years and a welcome return after years of not seeing many in the garden.

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So annoying or not!!

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