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bee flies

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:29

patty, i only came to know them last year, they are small furry and tend to hover around. They have a long probosis, bit like a butterflies when they feed on plants.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23230.jpg?width=229&height=220&mode=max

 

Not my pic, this is what they look like.

I've seen a quite a few bumblies around as well. Duck eggs are very tasty

Some of my new Tulips

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:22

Lovely pictures. Really nice colours Aliesh and that's before they have opened.

I've got a few tulips here, some out and some just coming through, they started their lives in pots and gradually got planted out, they are coming back from last year. Don't know that much about tulips, think the fancier types might need a bit more looking after.  Is that the honesty to the left of them?

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:06

Hi artjak, all hints and tips grateful received I don't buy any papers but do put a lot of the paper bills in there (I have a darlek type composter), so will do the scrunching in future.

Gold1locks, is the stirrer any good?

Glamis Castle Walled Garden Restoration project

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:50

Will have a look scotkat

Glamis Castle Walled Garden Restoration project

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:21

Hi scotkat, looks a lovely place to be

I would like to donate, not sure what the project is needing? I have an abudance of seeds. No doubt will have some spare plants as well

 

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:03

Always thought that you had to choose a non flowering stem, which can be a bit hard to find on these plants. The two I have are flowering again, bit woody so will be worth a go. Thanks for tip re the leaf joint

Clematis montana to cover a 5' high fence

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:23

I inherited a montana rubens, think all of them grow into big plants, but really easy to keep in check or train where you want them to go. Mine started out on the shed has now covered a trellis and is inching it's way across the fence

bee flies

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:12

I've seen a fair few here as well, more than I remember last year. I think they are lovely, really enjoy watching them feeding on the flowers

Sting in the Tale

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:09

Managed to catch one episode, thanks for the link

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 18:57

Hi cotty, managed to propagate clementis last year and have now  planted the first one out in the garden. Taken some Lupin cuttings also a few weeks ago and so far they look ok. Just by chance stuck some catmint/nepata stem in some water and it's rooting.

Want to do more cuttings this year, bowles mauve is one of them

 

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Natural predators

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Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Move it now?

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Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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