Heather Michaels


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Bay berries

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:05

Dove sorry only half your response came up before and didn't see the link here. Thanks again for the help. And if its a cherry laurel that explains whey the other half says they look like cherries.

Bay berries

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:04

Thanks Dove, I just had a feeling that they parobably weren't the best thing to eat! Will tell Mr. Bloke that he needs to quash the temptation to eat them like they were cherries! Presume I am correct and its a Laurel tree? 

another-set-of-before-and-after-images

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:02

Beautiful garden, well done KT. 

Bay berries

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 17:55

Hi everyone, I need your help again please.

Have attached a couple of photos here. This is the Laurel? tree that forms the barrier around our property. Its now covered in the berries below. Edible? Poisenous? 

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30371.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

The tree. Laurel?

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30372.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

These are the berries. Sorry if the pic is a little blurry, they're really high up and I couldn't hold this phone still with my arms outstretched in the air! Hope you can see them well enough.

Thank you, Heather

Get it off your chest

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:47

Oh no Emma that's terrible. The reporting bit by the neighbour I mean, not the nodding off in the garden (how could you??!!!). Some people unfortunately seem to have nothing better to do than become holier than thou, just feel sorry for her, she must live a very boring and sad life to be so interested in watching you sleeping!

I think next time you should make sure you nod off with a wine bottle in your hand and really give her something to get her teeth into

Get it off your chest

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:19

Hi Diddy. As someone who now lives in a property with a garden for the first time in oh best part of 20 years I think, I have to say that there is so much pleasure, as you say, in watching things grow and spending time outdoors enjoying the garden (have also consumed 1 or 2 glasses of wine outside!). I even found myself sitting outside in the early morning during winter when it was frosty and -3, just because I could! and when the sky is blue when its cold like that I think there is nothing finer. I'll be enjoying the garden again to all its full potential come next spring (to our absolute delight and amazement, come this spring, the bank at the back of the house sprung into life, where previously we'd thought it was just a barren expanse of land) and we didn't have to plant a thing there! Happy days

YOUNG STARLING ?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:02

gardeningfantic that's awesome. If only we had starlings. Just about everything else, but never a starling, sigh

YOUNG STARLING ?

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 13:49

What a fantastic picture Lyndab and what a beautiful bird. I haven't seen a Starling since I really can't remember when, juvenile or otherwise so this is a fantastic reminder of what I've been missing

Brown tail moth caterpillar Scotland

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 13:44

I would have run off screaming like a girl leaving the shed door unlocked and in fear of my life lol God I have got to get a backbone

badgers

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 13:41

Its a crazy double edged sword isn't it!

I've also seen badgers dead on the roadside and it breaks my heart but I have to say none at all local to where I live, in the main I see them on the edges of the fastest roads into the towns, as you say a badger isn't going to be able to move out of the way of a vehicle bearing down on them at 50 mph plus. tthe poor things.

I guess all we can do is give it our best shot at attracting/deterring/living with and trying to protect our gardens and our wildlife. Its not easy!

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