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Heather Michaels


Latest posts by Heather Michaels

The demise of our native songthrush.

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 16:08

Giggalo. Diddy is that you?

The demise of our native songthrush.

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 16:07

Housemartins. James I'm so jealous. I can't honestly can't remember the last time I saw a Housemartin. But I have the feeling that I still wore socks. That makes it, well, suffice to say it wasn't yesterday! 

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Posted: 23/09/2013 at 16:03

Grrrr. What is wrong with this thing today? I've just uploaded pics, its thrown me off the site and deleted my post! Quite annoying I have to say. Any time I click to go into the forum its kicks me out and tells me I have to sign in again. And I had trouble uploading the pics, the link to upload from my computer isn't working. Grrrr. Rant over!

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you're all well and enjoying the beautiful weather x

Still blooming

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 15:56

Hello everyone,

Random pic from me today. A couple of rosebuds! Still blooming.

http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag75/hevmichaels/131_zps1382106f.jpg

 Just beautiful.

I hope you're all enjoying the beautiful weather today. And I hope I posted in the right place! Love Heather x

A great day!

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 19:32

Well done Emma and Meg, you must be really chuffed x

The demise of our native songthrush.

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 19:24

Over the last year we've been here (Bletchingley in Surrey) in our semi country/semi woodland home we've had both mistle thrushes and song thrushes although admittedly not in any great numbers (the odd one or two). Beautiful birds to look at and to listen to its a shame there aren't more but they're the first ones I've seen in years and years. Lots of blackbirds though. Had a visiting Fieldfare last winter, who knows if he'll come back this year, we also had Redwings last winter, hoping to see them again this year. I'd love to see more thrushes I think they are declining. 

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Posted: 18/09/2013 at 14:16

James I've just seen all of this. What a clever person you are. Quite the handy man by the looks of it and quite a good gardener too, Clueless by name but not by nature me thinks! Keep at it, its looking fantastic so far and it'll only get better. Posting here so as not to be seen as some sort of mad cyber stalker

herbes

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 14:00

I would go for Thyme, which in my experience is a fairly hardy herb and should cope without too much sunlight. Parsley is always a good grower and ideal for growing in a window sill. Its largely up to you as you know what you like to eat! I always have problems growing basil so I don't bother now. Oregano/Marjoram usually do OK just left to their own devices too. Be careful of Mint though, don't get me wrong it'll grow well enough, but too well tends to be the problem, it can have a tendancy to take over and if you have limited space that would be a bit of a pain. If you don't want to grow from seed it might be just as well to go to your local garden centre and buy the herbs you want already started, you can still take all the credit when they continue growing! Good luck

Heather - Dying?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:29

Thank you. They're in compost right now as they're in the pots but my soil here is sandy and quite stony so if I get them in the ground they should get the drainage they need. I bought them because the tag said they flower over autumn and winter and I'm desperate for some winter colour so if they're dying off already they're not going to be so colourful as I thought when I need them to be 

Will try cutting some of the flowers down and getting them in the ground (will need to do it under a brolly which I was trying to avoid!) and see how they go. And I know the rain won't kill me and I'm not allergic to it but Yuk to doing anything out there in this much water! 

Heather - Dying?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:19

Hi everyone,

Some advice please. I bought a couple of Heather plants about 6-8 weeks ago which I repotted when I got them home and positioned them where I thought they would do well, to be sure they were in the right place before I ground planted them. They were doing very well indeed until a week ago. Before I could actually ground plant them, along came the rain and its barely stopped since so the plants are still in the pots. But I've noticed that the flowers seem to be dying off and everything is turning brown. I'm assuming that they shouldn't turn brown? Have they got wet feet from so much rain? If its a weather issue, if I can get it in the ground will it recover of is it too far gone already. Pics follow. But they make the whole plant look healthier than it does in the flesh! First two pics are of the worst affected, third one is the second plant but that doesn't look so bad as the other one.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31003.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31004.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31005.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 Thanks, as always for your help and advice, Heather 

 

 

 

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

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?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 07:42

What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 16:50

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 16:07

Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Last Post: 21/03/2014 at 10:43

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 15:21

Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Looking for ferns 
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Last Post: 12/02/2014 at 12:28

These guys sprang back up yesterday!

Late Geraniums 
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Last Post: 11/10/2013 at 15:07

My new profile picture

My new profile picture 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 21:12

Absolutely nothing working properly today

Absolutely nothing working properly today 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 19:28

Still blooming

Still blooming 
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Last Post: 24/09/2013 at 19:07

Heather - Dying?

Is this on its way to dying? 
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