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I'm not sure what they are?

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 20:38

OK Berghill that's comforting to know, thank you. I don't mind them being around so much so long as I know what I'm dealing with, it was more the proximity to the front door. Thank you. 

I'm not sure what they are?

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 20:13

Hi all,

Not sure I've dropped this in the right category.

I have several what look like small red bees in my garden, they burrow into the ground, making a perfectly round hole in the centre of a mound of earth.

Are they bees? They are very close to my front door and they're making a fair few holes. Do I need to be worried? Do they sting?

Thank you all and with apologies that I'm still not great on knowing all my bees and whether they're all harmless or now.

Mystery viburnum

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 15:06

Ribies Sanguenium for sure. I have two in my garden and I love them. Mine are the same colour as yours and mine are in full blossom now, one of mine was also in blossom at the end of February. Beautiful aren't they!

Weed or not

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 14:38

I have hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of those damned things growing all over my garden right now, its a daily job to keep yanking them out. Quite the most prolific growing tree in my opinion. Drives me mad. It'll take me another few weeks to get the horrors out yet there are so many of them.

Rat free bird feeding

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:55

Exact same problem here. Just too many rodents. We can cope with some of them but the rats. Nope. And they're big, they're the size of shoe boxes. Shooting them works for us too! Same with the gray squirrels! 

What is this please?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 14:49

OK BobTheGardener, thank you. I did have an inkling it might be that. Same old routine then, pulling it up as soon as I see it and just keep going! If only there weren't so much of it, some of it flowers before I can even get that far! If it were growing somewhere else I'd probably leave it, but I just can't leave it to grow there it looks a fright!

Has anyone seen this plant before?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 13:09

I'm so sorry AnnEastwd I can't help you at all but having a right old belly laugh at your reaction! 

What is this please?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 13:06

Thanks Lucy, I do have somewhere I can put it thankfully, if it turns out not to be too much of a monster, in this case I don't mind if it's a bit rampant but would like to know that it's not going to poison soil etc, if that's the case I'll just keep pulling it out from where I don't want it and disposing of it! Agreed re weeds though, one persons weed, another persons beauty!

Swifts in decline

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 13:02

I remember seeing Swifts locally to where I lived years ago. But sadly, I haven't seen one in a very, very long time now. 

What is this please?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 12:57

Hello everyone,

Could someone identify this for me?

Is it weed? Or is it not? Is it friend, or foe? It grows fairly rampantly and seems fairly rough to get rid of and insists on growing in the shingle border around my house right where I don't want it. If it's not too beastly, could I put it down somewhere else?

Bit tricky with the sun and then shade today but hopefully the pictures are clear enough.

Thank you, Heather


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I'm not sure what they are?

I'm wondering if these are friend or foe? 
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What is this please?

Identification please 
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Looking for a ground cover plant

Any ideas please? 
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What am I?

Can someone help me with an ID please?  
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It's been a long time! 
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What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Trouble loading pictures

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Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

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What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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