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Warm Autumn

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 00:29
Here too in Hertfordshire it's dry and warm. I have,seen a bee and flies and yes even a butterfly last week. Also Ive been pruning and planting spring bulbs and winter pansies. We have spring bulbs showing through and broad beans under clich??s even flowers on tomatoes under a cloche. Just hope they won't all be lost in the cold of winter

Warm Autumn

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 11:07

I have just disturbed a large bumble bee in my living room and flies have been seen too  ,still around now on the 11th of November Last week there were one or two butterflies    Incredible !  I have also had to water new plants several times this week

small tree

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 00:24
I, too would say a crab apple. I have one thst is quite fast growing beautiful flowers in the spring and fruits now going red that the blackbirds live to eat at Christmas. I d id want one tgat would have crab apples large enough to make jelly with but this is lovely anyway. I bought it from Barcham trees who delivered and planted it

puzzle plant

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 18:56

I don't know whether anyone remembers my weird plant . I realize now as it has grown thanks to the people who were able to help identify it as a teazle I am seeing quite a few around There are a lot that grow wild by the local stream and I think they were used to comb wool as once long ago this was a sheep producing area.


Now the plant the plant is slowly turning a lovely shade of blue it is attracting hundreds of hover flies and lots of worker bees too .

puzzle plant

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 23:09

 Thanks Berghill and Ice   





puzzle plant

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 17:39

 hope this isn`t too big , but it shows more what it`s like . It could be a teazle it` s a bit sharp on the top

puzzle plant

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 22:51

Please can anyone identify this plant,it seems to have suddenly appeared, its a lovely plant with glossy dark green leaves.and seems to grow about two inches per day . The only thing I planted there last Autumn were small irises which have appeared as large ones 


4 TIER Compact growhouse.

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 01:33
I had mine in a bad spot on grass and slugs and snails ate everything I tried to grow, even though a frog lived in the base. I have now moved it against the house wall and,like others here find this a firm place, it is also on the concrete patio so no bugs, the cat loves to sit in the base in the sun and shelters there in the rain in the summer when I keep the zipp open. I have pieces of paving stone on the lower shelf to anchor the whole thing. I grow all small seedlings in it, tomatoes,cucumbers etc and flowers too This year I am using egg boxes in plastic boxes from vegetables or any supermarket foods that I have saved to grow seeds in especially as the tomatoes are sown and cared for by my 4 year old granddaughter, she has grown them every year since she was two. We start them off on tge window sill as it would be too cold outside at,tge end of February and transfer them to the grow house when they,go onto pots about late March/ April

"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 00:46
Nor have I seen one is n years but I live next to a strip of woodland wherever used to come from so I'm hoping you encourage one at least

"Bug. Hotel"

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 21:07
Lineria the bugs are tfe judge abd I'm sure they dont mind how much it costs, it's just a case of " build it and they will come " my hedgehog house is a mess but we'll hidden at the end of the garden I made it from a large plastic bin tinned on its side, filled half full of specially for small animals dried grass andcvovered with a heavy plastic bin liner,tge bin liber also projects over a smaller bucket with hedgie food, tgere is a littke water pot nearby too. The hay grass is disturbed and the food eaten so I'm fairly sure it is inhabited. I placed it in a corner where I have seen hedgehogs run from in the summer
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Warm Autumn

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puzzle plant

huge plant identified as teazle 
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puzzle plant

About 2 feet (1.5 metres) dark green, fast growing 
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mini lemon cypresses

growing hints please  
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shaded corner bush

ideas please  
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strange colour 
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what is this tree?

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wild Orchid.????

flower type please. if  
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Honey berry?

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"Bug. Hotel"

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Fruit trees

Very small 
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