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Am I posting too much?

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 13:44

Thanks for the advice on Hellebores, Christopher2, shame I don't have room for them in the garden. Long may you keep posting, your advice is very helpful.

Climber for Trellis - Evergreen and Child Friendly

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 12:26

I would also suggest the star jasmine. Right now mine is turning a lovely Autumnal colour, a beautiful climber!

So annoying or not!!

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 12:22

Its a beautiful sunny day today here in London and the garden is full of flowers, it will be such a shame if we get a frost soon, even my buddleia buzz is sprouting more buds.  I will probably let nature takes it's course and not go to the trouble of putting fleece on the dahlias, Jatnikapyar, even though it may delay the inevitable!!

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 12:17

Talking of Hellibores, are they suitable to grow in containers? I don't have room in the garden and I've seen some very nice varieties in the garden centres.

So annoying or not!!

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 10:47

I've just been out in the garden for the usual tidying and clearing up that we all do in the Autumn and have noticed that my dahlias are only just beginning to put on a good show. They are full of new buds waiting to open and I am now hoping that they will not be killed off by an early frost.  Does it mean if we don't get a frost will I have dahlias in flower during Christmas. Our seasons are certainly changing, I've even got roses with new buds forming. I remember putting the garden to bed by September, but that was years ago!!

Cats have killed all my frogs

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 10:56

You mention Badgers in your post so I assume you live in a country setting. Here in London it is a very different case when it comes to the behaviour of foxes.  They are masters at surviving in urban situations and believe me they will stop at nothing to seek out their prey. Last week one climbed to the top of a large tree raiding a squirrel nest. I garden for wildlife in London and welcome all wildlife, including the fox.

Plant ID

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:55

Thank you for the replies. When I first saw it I thought Elderberry too, but far too late to be flowering.  The two flower colours belong to the same plant and the scent was strong and sweet.

Plant ID

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:22

I saw this shrub/tree at Stowe Gardens, it had a lovely scent and I would love to know what it is?


Cats have killed all my frogs

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:18

This sounds like the work of a fox, not a cat. Foxes are very determined, one even pulled out the Barley straw from my pond and scattered it around the lawn. One even dug his teeth into the lining resulting in a hole, they never give up when seeking out  prey.   

meadow turf

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 11:47

Two links of companies that have featured on TV which will give you a good idea on how to get started.


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